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Castello d'Albertis

Corso Dogali 18, 16136, Genoa, Italy
+39 010 272 3820
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Fab castle with great views

This is a bonkers little castle that is well worth the visit (especially as we took the vertical... read more

Reviewed April 3, 2016
Jo H
London, United Kingdom
via mobile
A view from the Castle

Its a very pleasant combination of a walk up uphill ti the castle and then having a great view over... read more

Reviewed November 9, 2015
Ulrik J
Copenhagen, Denmark
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Corso Dogali 18, 16136, Genoa, Italy
+39 010 272 3820
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Reviewed April 3, 2016 via mobile

This is a bonkers little castle that is well worth the visit (especially as we took the vertical and horizontal lift to get there!). We were given English explanations for the rooms, and there are fab views from the balcony. Definitely get there

2  Thank Jo H
Reviewed November 9, 2015

Its a very pleasant combination of a walk up uphill ti the castle and then having a great view over the city and harbor, especially if the weather permits. Besides the castle also host a very interesting ethnographic museum, based on the founders travelling experience....More

1  Thank Ulrik J
Reviewed November 5, 2015 via mobile

We reached the castle from the western part of Genoa's historic old town by the Ascensore Montegalleto (lift system) from Piazza Acquaverde, (find it on the Genoa fold-out tourist map, square A4). The lift starts as a cabin in a tunnel, running almost horizontally for...More

1  Thank AnnClarissa
Reviewed September 15, 2015

Down a long, heavily graffitied but ornate tunnel, translate the complicated "how to get a ticket up" instructions, enter the large olde worlde wooden lift and up you go. Step out into another world, a town above the town with spectacular far reaching views across...More

1  Thank 666Bunty
Reviewed September 13, 2015

This was one of my favourite museums in Genova - but ironically it's the old form of museum that I loved rather than the contemporary part of the building. I love the rooms directed by the original owner and his 'traditional' collections of armoury and...More

Thank Ann T
Reviewed August 14, 2015

Captain D'Albertis... A Genoese seaman and traveler, built a castle as a monument to celebrate Genoa, Christopher Columbus and himself. the Columbian Hall, the Sundials Hall, the Turkish Sitting Room and the Nautical Cabin. Inspiring, a man constantly expanding and searching new horizons. Some incredible...More

Thank hongkongdave44
Reviewed August 7, 2015 via mobile

The castle is a great place to get lost in wonders, artefacts and ideas, with a beautiful terrazza overlooking the entire harbour of Genoa. Located at 15-minute walking distance from Genoa central station, it offers a rewarding, palm-shaded view after climbing up the hill of...More

Thank TheKorianderGroup
Reviewed January 22, 2015

The Castello d'Albertis is an amazing place to visit, if only for the views alone. But there is much more to see and well worth the visit. It houses the Museum of World Cultures and as such has some great displays.

3  Thank Bruce H
Reviewed December 20, 2014

Amazing view, nicely done. This man traveled the world and brought back so many things. It was off season so we were all alone to enjoy it.

Thank florenceMinnesota
Reviewed December 4, 2014

This museum contains pieces from the numerous trips done by Captain D'Albertis especially coming from south america. You can reach it by an elevator (Montegalletto elevator) near Principe train station. You can buy a ticket only for the elevator or use a bus ticket (1,5...More

4  Thank smileDyL
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