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Ascensore Castello d'Albertis-Montegalletto

Corso Dogali, 16126, Genoa, Italy
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Practical transport

So I won't go into the details of the mechanics of the lift as that's covered elsewhere, but my 3... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Horncastle, United Kingdom
via mobile
Great views from the top - well worth a visit

Used this to get to the castle and it's a lovely ride. Well worth doing and not expensive. Comes... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Penelope J
London, United Kingdom
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Corso Dogali, 16126, Genoa, Italy
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

So I won't go into the details of the mechanics of the lift as that's covered elsewhere, but my 3 year old son was amazed by the fact the lift when sideways and up. The lift is cheap to use and also practical- many will...More

1  Thank RMKisby
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Used this to get to the castle and it's a lovely ride. Well worth doing and not expensive. Comes out in the street opposite the castle, so you can't get lost.

Thank Penelope J
Reviewed April 13, 2017

Yes it's a lift. Seats and stands about 8 people, no the view at the top is not brilliant but it is the only lift that goes along level ground for about 600 meters and then slots in a rack and goes up about 60...More

3  Thank jmhowitt
Reviewed October 18, 2016

Lift is located near the principe station and can be classed as something different. Starts off horizontally then switches to vertical. At he top you can visit the castle and museum or take in the views

Thank ggmck186338
Reviewed June 17, 2016

There is no doubt it is an unusual lift, but don't go out of your way for it unless you want to visit Castello Albertis. We did seek it out and it was all a bit anti-climatic, however, we did wander up towards Castello Albertis,...More

Thank KTGP
Reviewed April 3, 2016 via mobile

Come on! Vertical and horizontal!! What's not to love? This is the energy saving route to and from the castle up on the hill.

3  Thank Jo H
Reviewed February 19, 2016

This lift is very unusual, You enter the lift through a door as normal but find that the lift is transported like a small railway car horizontally for about 500m. At which point as you pass the other lift car the lift is passed into...More

Thank David T
Reviewed December 11, 2015

You have to take such strange elevator, conducting You at D'Albertis castle. The run starts in horizontal Way, at half of The Way The cabin changes position and starts The normal vertical run.

Thank GenoaFabius
Reviewed October 11, 2015

stumbled upon this whilst catching our breath after the night crossing from Sardinia. with a few hours to burn we had spotted the Castle on a map, and the hill upon which it sat! With the luggage safely stowed back in the station we still...More

Thank RMJM125
Reviewed May 24, 2015

A strange elevator which goes horizontal for the first part of the trip,about 250m only after that starting the ascending. The most interesting mean of transportation if you want to reach the Albertis castle.

Thank zuv
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