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“Good views of the city”

Castello d'Albertis
Ranked #20 of 317 things to do in Genoa
Certificate of Excellence
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Reviewed July 16, 2014 via mobile

Definitely worth a visit (and a good opportunity to use the lift from near the train station to go under ground through the hill to get there). The castle is now a museum which is ok. Views outside in the gardens and from some of the balconies are nice.

Thank CAMoyle
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Reviewed June 28, 2014

As others have mentioned, this attraction starts with the ascencore (lift) which is a short walk from the central railway station in Genoa. it firstly goes sideways for about 1/4 mile before moving upwards - completely automated and almost an attraction in its own right!

Albertis Castle is almost opposite the exit from the lift an affords excellent view across the city and harbour - together with a great cafe with interior and exterior seats.

Now, you may be wondering why I've not started with the musuem itself? Well it's certainly a beautiful building and fairly interesting but not somewhere you would really spend hours and hours. You are supplied with an english printed guide at the entrance which does help!

Definately worth a visit though if you have a few hours to spare.

1  Thank Frontera2
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Reviewed May 28, 2014

It may be that William Randolph Hearst was inspired by the decor of Castello d'Albertis for parts of Hearst Castle's decor. This is much smaller, but much faster and easier to get through which made it easier to appreciate. Besides the decor and interesting architectural features of a small castle, the castle houses a museum of some beautiful artifacts that Enrico d'Albertis collected all over the world. I thought the museum was well integrated into the interior spaces. The ride up to the castle is fascinating in itself via an elevator that moves both horizontally and vertically to get you up the hill and it's a part of the transportation system in Genoa.

Thank EcoLogic2
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Reviewed May 20, 2014

Interesting building and small but pretty wooded area around the building. We couldn't go in as it was closed for a private function, but worth a visit just to walk around the grounds. The most fascinating part was taking the combined funicular/elevator from Via Balbi.

Thank Chris P
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Reviewed January 6, 2014

We went to visit the castle on a Tuesday morning at 11.00 a.m. and when we showed up at the gate , they had just closed it ! We yelled at the doorman who had let a service truck get in to open us or tell us if there was another entrance ! The answer we got was : CHIUSO ! We then went to a shop nearby to describe our situation and ask them if there was another entrance and we were answered that sometimes they close the museum for unknown reasons !!! We tried to phone them but no answer !
The only reasons why my rating is not lower is that the museum looks nice from the outside , the view of the city is very nice and the ride in the funicular to get there is quite unique : it drives horizontally from 200-300 meters then vertically !!!

2  Thank belleretraite
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