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Address: Piazza Manin, 16137, Genoa, Italy
Phone Number: +39 080 008 5311
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Authentic ride and great views

We had a lovely trip from Genova to Casella. On the way back to Genova we got of at Trensasco and walked up to Forte Diamante. A 40 min. hot up hill experience (walking shoes and... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed July 26, 2016
bothilde07
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Bredsten, Denmark
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Carlisle
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 3, 2016 via mobile

From Piazza Manin the station is signed up high..look for the steps on the left leading onto a viaduct. The station is ahead on the right. The train meanders uphill, sit on the right, through woodland and small villages to Casella. Views down steeply into valleys and up to hill tops. At Casella it is a short walk ahead into... More 

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Topsfield, Massachusetts
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 10, 2016

I recently took the rail up to Casella, expecting a vintage train, with spectacular views, traversing cliff edges and arriving at an incredible vista with panoramic views. So I got some of that. It is definitely a slow ride up and was a nice break since at that point in my journey I needed a personal break from climbing stuff.... More 

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Bredsten, Denmark
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 26, 2016 via mobile

We had a lovely trip from Genova to Casella. On the way back to Genova we got of at Trensasco and walked up to Forte Diamante. A 40 min. hot up hill experience (walking shoes and plenty of water is a must). During the walk and at Forte Diamante we were rewarded with some quit stunning views. If you like... More 

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1 Thank bothilde07
United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 30, 2016

The journey takes one hour and the views are worth the trip. It rained hard when we arrived in Casella and hail stones were seen when we returned: we didn't notice the hailstones but the parked cars in Genova were up to their wheel rims with hail!

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Scunthorpe, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 30, 2016

Journey of 1 hour inland on electric narrow gauge railway to Casella. Beautiful scenery of coast and wooded hills. Many tunnels, viaducts and tight bends. At times noisy [wheels squealing] on corners. Staff at Genoa very helpful - made sure we understood impact of strike on services that day. Well worth the journey.

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1 Thank robin498
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 2, 2016

i like railways..... an old single carriage chain railway that takes you up the mountain .... from the top the is a fantastic view down the valley.

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Nuremberg, Germany
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 3, 2016

We were there just couple of days ago. I did not know, that train is out of operation, but the station itself was open. Personnel explained us that they are planning to open the route in 2016, but at the present time there is a bus route which has same stops. The bus starts from the Piazza Manin, next to... More 

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Worcester, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 28, 2015

Website only had timetables up to 13 September, and as that day was very wet we went the next day. The booking office said to go by bus to Casella, as closed. Looking at the web site later on still no information. Many of the other train services in Genoa district change at this point which is when the schools... More 

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1 Thank gtrot
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 6, 2015 via mobile

Really sad we travelled all the way up to ft to the station and find out it was closed! The website is all in Italian and I couldn't convert this to English, needless to say I don't think it suggested it was closed. Apparently they are doing repairs. I can only imagine this would be a lovely trip if given... More 

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4 Thank Catherine P
Genoa, Italy
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 17, 2014

I love hiking in the hills above Genova and one of the best ways to get close to Ft. Diamonte is to take the Casella train there. So I remain very disappointed that this means of transportation for locals and a great tourist attraction is still closed. If you are interested in going, be sure to check at the tourist... More 

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