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Castello d'Albertis

Corso Dogali 18, 16136, Genoa, Italy
+39 010 272 3820
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Amazing castle on the top of the world

The trek to the castle was an experience in itself, an amazing invention of a train that travelled... read more

Reviewed 28 August 2014
Sydney, Australia
Great views and away from the crowds

You have to use the train/lift, it's an experience in itself. The castle is interesting and has... read more

Reviewed 12 August 2014
Cambridge, United Kingdom
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“via balbi” (7 reviews)
Corso Dogali 18, 16136, Genoa, Italy
+39 010 272 3820
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Reviewed 28 August 2014

The trek to the castle was an experience in itself, an amazing invention of a train that travelled horizontal then lifted you up to the top, a little terrifying but also exciting, beautiful castle on the top of the hill filled with historical artefacts

Thank SimoneEurot14
Reviewed 12 August 2014

You have to use the train/lift, it's an experience in itself. The castle is interesting and has lots of artefacts from a Genoese explorer. Thoroughly enjoyed at, the views are great too.

3  Thank NickD_cambridge
Reviewed 17 July 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...More

Thank CAMoyle
Reviewed 28 June 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!...More

1  Thank Frontera2
Reviewed 28 May 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...More

Thank EcoLogic2
Reviewed 20 May 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
Reviewed 6 January 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...More

2  Thank belleretraite
Reviewed 23 October 2013

This is one of the most superb museums I have had the pleasure to visit. ( The Funicular off via Balbi will take you to it's door) The installations are world class with each exhibit a marvel of the highest presentaion. An exotic collection of...More

1  Thank Martin B
Reviewed 3 September 2013

It would have been an impossibly steep climb from our hotel on Piazza Principe below, but there's the amazing Montegalletto funicular that goes over 200 yards horizontally then - it seems -even further vertically, and arrives across the road from this castle, with its commanding...More

2  Thank Nick C
Reviewed 2 September 2013

my friend and i went here in august it was so fab getting there is the start of super visit you go on the funicular railway high up amazing views when you get to the top. the castle is set in lovely grounds and is...More

Thank jlo44
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