Castello d'Albertis

Castello d'Albertis, Genoa: Hours, Address, Castello d'Albertis Reviews: 4.5/5

Castello d'Albertis
4.5
Speciality Museums • Castles
10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
About
The Museum of World Cultures is housed in the Castello D’Albertis, home of captain Enrico Alberto D’Albertis, its creator. After travelling by sea and land between the 19th-20th centuries, the Captain’s home collects pieces of his world in a romantic setting between “Chambers of Wonder” and colonial trophies. His castle testifies to the strong fascination that the distant worlds he had visited exerted on his soul, permeated with Genoese traditions and the love for the sea, as well as curiosity about the unknown and the unventured. But there is more. At the entry of the 16th-century bastion, on which the castle was built, starts a second exhibition, where archaeological and ethnographic pieces are displayed through the dialogue with the peoples who produced them, thus giving voice to multiple perspectives and making our certainties relative. The Castello D’Albertis is not only the home of Captain D’Albertis but our own house.
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Stephanie & Anthony
Lincoln, UK458 contributions
Sunday shelter from the rain
Oct 2020 • Couples
Firstly we came here walking down from Righi which took 15 minutes, all downhill.

We ate at the restaurant, the menu had no English but the waitress translated for us. The food was very good!

Thr rain suddenly became heavy and we ventured into the castles museum. Its just a pity that none of it has any English. It seems the captain had a very ingesting life of adventure and the museum showcases all the items he brought back with him from his travels (guns, spears, pottery and even a japanese mermaid)

Written October 4, 2020
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Sylvain G.
Lugrin, France183 contributions
Nice garden, good sightseeing
Jul 2020 • Family
This castle is located on a hill, rather far from the center or from the coast. So you shall go by public transport or by car, as the walk is rather strenuous.

There is a very nice garden, free of charge, with a great sightseeing on the city and the coast.
Written August 9, 2020
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Anonymous
4 contributions
Best sightseeing in Genoa
Feb 2020 • Couples
Beautiful castle, well maintained. The rooms and their collections were overwhelming. We spent almost three hours there.
Written February 11, 2020
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Sarimento1
Hurricane, UT48 contributions
awesome few hours at Capt Albertis' castle
Nov 2019
Great museum and trip back into the late 1800's. The Captain was an incredible explorer and collected such a huge collection. Well-curated and presented, along with great panorama views of the city.
Written November 14, 2019
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David W
Portland, OR74 contributions
A good first spot to visit when in Genoa
Sep 2019
Excellent views of Genoa from this castle. The exhibits weren't very interesting if you have been to any natural history museum but the architecture of the building is fantastic. Worth the few euros to tour as you will be given unobstructed views of the city and port.

Genoa was supposed to be just a starting point for other destinations. However, once we were there it became our favorite destination (outside of Palma de Mallorca but it is very close).
Written October 9, 2019
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Niki S
Athens, Greece39 contributions
A deeply satisfying visit
Aug 2019 • Family
Fantastic architecture and interior, gorgeous view of the city and port, absolutely thrilling collections reflecting the discovery spirit of a highly educated and rich collector. Voodoo puppets, sophisticated weapons and music instruments, alternative medicine from China and India. We also enjoyed our coffee and pie outside in the relaxing garden.
Written September 11, 2019
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Amanda E
Llandudno, Wales, United Kingdom65 contributions
A gem of a place
Jul 2019 • Couples
Walked up the (very steep but doable) steps off Via Balbi to this wonderful place. The castillo itself is gorgeous with terrific views over Genoa and superb calm gardens. The eclectic collections and the beautifully reproduced rooms are a must see attraction. Thoroughly enjoyed the couple of hours we spent there and could quite easily have lost myself in the artifacts for a couple more if we weren't on time constraints.
Written July 19, 2019
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drsusanc
San Francisco, CA106 contributions
Great view and a fantastic collection
May 2019 • Couples
So this is the home of a 19th centure sea-faring fellow who roamed the globe and collected stuff. The curators are sensitive to the fact that sometimes what was viewed as "collection" was in essence looting and otherwise taking advantage of those with less firepower. But it's still worth seeing, and the view is 5-star. Bonus points for taking the amazingly cool elevator from port level that goes both horizontally and vertically.
Written June 5, 2019
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Neil Palmer
Albuquerque, NM56 contributions
Fascinating
Mar 2019 • Couples
This is a great way to spend a couple of hours. Not only is the view amazing, but the exhibits that Enrico Alberto d'Albertis collected on his World travels were a sea of colour and curiosity. Apart from a basic guide they give you, there is hardly any information in English if that's something you really need, but it is just a fascinating place to walk around and look. I'd recommend this as a place you really should visit when in Genoa.
Written March 31, 2019
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NorthstanderBrighton
Turkey371 contributions
Amazing view
Feb 2019 • Couples
From the train station we walked up beware on foot it’s a good trek and uphill lots of steps but it is a fantastic castle and amazing views over the town and port the gardens and outside area was free but the museum was 6 euro each entry was interesting and you do get a even better view as you are able to get higher worth a look
Written February 7, 2019
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