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Castello d'Albertis

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Address: Corso Dogali 18, 16136, Genoa, Italy
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A folly worth a visit!

The "castle" is full of relics that captain D'Albertis collected from around the world and other objects from all over the world (mainly musical instruments, ornaments, china and... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 28 April 2013
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Bologna, Italy
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Bologna, Italy
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 April 2013

The "castle" is full of relics that captain D'Albertis collected from around the world and other objects from all over the world (mainly musical instruments, ornaments, china and other tableware). The house has some very interesting rooms (a turkish Sitting room and a bedroom that looks like a ship cabin). Overall I think it is not to be missed espeiqlly... More 

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Thessaloniki, Greece
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 November 2012

Quite a ride! To get there you take the public funicular which travels first horizontally then vertically. The castle is right across the street. You need about 2-3 hours to see everything inside out, and you will not regret it. It's like having a trip back in time, almost allover the world. Dozens of things to see, brought from different... More 

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Upstate New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2012

We had a day to spend in Genoa and nearing the end of our time allowed wondering about the city we took the Ascensore Montegalletto-Castello D'Albertis (this is near the Christopher Columbus Momument) to this beautiful hillside castle. What a gem of a find. Captain Albertis had been a seaman who through his interest in archaeology, natural science, and the... More 

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Tavira, Portugal
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2012

Taking the ascensore up to this museum is a bit of history in itself. The carriage starts off on a track for 300 metres underground and then parks mitself in a lift shaft to be lifted upwards through about 25 stories. The museum contains pots and other artifacts from the Incas, the Chimu, the Ica from South America, and also... More 

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Bucharest, Romania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 August 2012

A beautiful castle,not very big but with very nice architecture,in a very good condition.A lot of interesting objects(weapons,musical instruments,jewels,clothes,pots,sailing instruments) collected by the captain in his travels.There are a few thematic rooms:a turkish room,a room arranged as a boat berth. Unfortunately,not all of the exhibition elements have english explanations. A very beautiful garden,with a nice view of the city and... More 

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Genoa, Italy
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 June 2012

Great museum for adults and children, very nice garden outside. The room and the furniture inside the castle are outstanding.

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Dallas, TX
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 September 2011

Other reviewers have described this very well!! Suffice it to say that this was one of our favorite experiences in Genoa! We took the elevator right to the castle and would do this again if given the opportunity! Do it!

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 July 2011

The views and journey to this are as much fun as the house, which is quite something to see, a good quirky trip well recommended

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Genoa, Italy
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 March 2011

Castello D'Albertis which houses the Museo delle Culture del Mondo (Museum of World Cultures) is a wonderful, eclectic residence and a very interesting musuem which will take you to far away distenations, while combining fantastic panoramic views of the city with one of the most quicky means of transportation to reach it on it's hillside perch! The Castello d'Albertis is... More 

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