Spianata Castelletto
Spianata Castelletto
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Beatriz M
Düsseldorf, Germany5,676 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2021 • Friends
It is a viewing platform, easy to get to when following maps, some stairs but it was not that bad. Just have a bottle of water with you when you get to the top and you will be fine. You have a good view of the city which in my opinion isnt that beautiful but when you are in Genova I think it is a must to go to Spianeta especially because it is free.
Written September 18, 2021
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mrstraveller1
York, UK2,106 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2021
Don’t make my mistake & put ‘Spianata Castelletto’ in Google maps to lead you to this lift - after several steep steps upwards it dawned on me I was heading for the top & not the base! So instead I used this elevator to come down. Not the ideal way round in baking heat. Whatever way you do it, the views up top are well worth the effort. It costs 90 cents for a one way ride, though no one checked. There’s a machine on site or tickets can be bought from supermarkets & tobacconists.
Written August 2, 2021
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Ryan S
Cardiff, UK604 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2020 • Couples
This viewing point has amazing views from all across genoa. You can really see how big an hilly it is especially the harbour. You take the lift to the top. The lift is a bit hard to find, but it is located next to a gym called hercules. Well worth it and i recommend walking down from it. You will most likely end up in via garibaldi.
Written September 7, 2020
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Andrew B
9 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2022
We kind of found this place accidentally. There are two "lifts" which go here, but it is much more fun strolling through the narrow lanes/steps of Genoa "Old Town" to get up here. Around the back was a great cafe as well...Cheap, good, honest food and friendly staff
Written August 21, 2022
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Steve_Grant1
Oldham, UK1,722 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2022
This is a nice observation deck that can be reached by either of two lifts. We went up in one and down in the other. Good views of the city from the top. Don't miss the nearby funicular when you are in the area. At present the lifts and the funicular are free!
Written May 30, 2022
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AnnArborMHT
Genoa, Italy1,643 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2011 • Solo
Genova is a vertical city with splendid views throughout the city, so I don’t think of Spianata Castelletto as a tourist attraction although it is a beautiful view. For those not familiar with Genova, Castelletto is the name of the neighborhood where this view is located. The actual panoramic view is called Belvedere Luigi Montaldo.

Most tourists will visit the pedestrian street, Via Garibaldi, so while there it’s easy to visit Spianata Castelletto and see Via Garibaldi and beyond from above. At the beginning of Via Garibaldi at Piazza Fontane Marose, cross the busy traffic street (Galleria Garibaldi) to Piazza del Portello and enter the long corridor to the elevator. You need a ticket, either a bus or elevator ticket and use the yellow machine to stamp it. Periodically the police have asked me to produce a ticket when using the elevator, but they are pretty soft on non Italian speaking tourists, but I don’t recommend it. The bus ticket is good for 110 minutes from when it’s stamped. Exit the top of the elevator and you are at Spianata Castelletto or Belvedere. If you would prefer to climb steps, exit Via Garibaldi (the opposite end) by Palazzo Bianco and on your right are the steps leading up to Spianata Castelletto. If you really want a good view, try continuing down Via Cairoli, from Piazza della Meridiana to Largo Zecca and take the Funicolare Zecca/Righi to the top to the small village of Righi…now that’s a view, all for the price of a bus ticket!
Written December 17, 2011
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zuv
Bucharest, Romania35,212 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2012 • Solo
There are two ways to reach this wonderful belvedere point.The easiest way is to take the elevator(you need a ticket for this,the same ticket used on buses) from Piazza del Portello.The other way is to walk on some pretty steep narrow streets-Salita di San Francesco(starting from Piazza della Meridiana),then Salita alla Spianata di Castelletto.
From there-beautiful view of the harbour and of the old town.Don't miss it!
Written August 24, 2012
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ElenaNW87RL
Pfaeffikon, Switzerland1,937 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2015 • Couples
The real name is Belvedere Montaldo though the Genovese simply call it Esplanade Castelletto, by the name of the district. Lovely square with sweeping views over the city and harbour, unique spot not to be missed. A few flights of steps from Via Garibaldi, or you can take the elevator from Liberty Square at the end of the street.
Written March 25, 2015
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AnnArborMHT
Genoa, Italy1,643 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2013 • Friends
Spianata Castelleto is great for the tourist with not much time, because it can be easily accessed by walking up the considerable number of steps or taking the elevator (buy and stamp your ticket-they often check at the top or bottom of the elevator-one ticket is good round trip as long as it's within 1 1/2 hours) at Piazza del Portello, very close to Via Garibaldi, a street no visitor should miss. From Spianata Castelleto you can see the lower city, but Genoa is a vertical city, all the way up to the mountains and it only takes 15 minutes to get there via the Funicolare Zecca/Righi and a little walking for spectacular views of the city, port area, sea, mountains and beyond to the alps on a clear day from Righi. So yes visit Spianata Castelleto (completely avoid the Bigo in the port area!) if you are in a rush, but the views are far better in Righi and if you feel like a beautiful walk, this is the place to go!
Written September 15, 2013
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tneldner
Adelaide, Australia814 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2019 • Couples
The entrance place was a little tricky to find as it is a very unassuming door just off the Piazza del Portello. There is a nifty art deco tunnel that leads you to the lift that will take you up to the beautiful courtyard platform. To go up you should purchase a bus ticket from the machine which operates as a fee for the ride. This is very unclear except for the sign on the lift door reminding you to validate your ticket. Fantastic views overlooking the city - a photographers delight.
Written April 22, 2019
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