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Castello d'Albertis

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Address: Corso Dogali 18, 16136, Genoa, Italy
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+39 010 272 3820

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Nice View

The elevator to go up the mountain is an attraction in itself, but the view was great from the Castello. It is not exactly a castle, but a grand house designed into a museum. It... read more

Reviewed 2 November 2016
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54 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 November 2016

The elevator to go up the mountain is an attraction in itself, but the view was great from the Castello. It is not exactly a castle, but a grand house designed into a museum. It was nice, but not overly amazing.

Thank VictoriaWalls
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25 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 September 2016 via mobile

I highly recommend walking around the grounds, maybe grabbing a coffee and sitting down to enjoy the view. We did the museum and were disappointed in the fact that there really wasn't much information in English.

Thank Cassie A
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94 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 108 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 August 2016

We took the elevator from our hotel (ascensore Balbi) which goes horizontally and then vertically up to the Castello d'Albertis which was an experience in itself. Once there we found beautiful peaceful gardens and a museum which we could have spent days exploring - it was very quiet and the staff were lovely. We really enjoyed seeing the photos which... More 

Thank BGCLondon
Fort Wayne, Indiana
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46 reviews
41 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 July 2016

My family and I had a difficult time trying to find a way up to this place. We tried walking, but couldn't find a path on the map. Finally, we found an elevator that took us up to the area. It is beautiful up there; it's peaceful and quiet, and you can look down on the rest of Genoa. You... More 

Thank probablytraveling
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30 reviews
29 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 May 2016

it was originally a residence of a traveler, so it contains now a museum based on the artifacts and objects he collected during his visit. Nothing special, but if you have time or in case of bad weather, a good place to kill one hour. It is included in Genova card.

Thank Monika0219
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77 reviews
22 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 May 2016

I was a little disappointed with my visit here. It appears that this was once the residence of a Captain Albertis. So there are many things displayed in the castle from his and his family's travels as well as photos. Not much to see inside. The day I went they were actually using the castle for a Latinamerican exposition on... More 

Thank foodsnobandproudofit
Amersham, United Kingdom
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71 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 May 2016

Go up,in the lift from via Balbi and you will get a good view plus a tour of many aspects of humanity. Very different from the palazzi down below and a small area of tranquillity away from the traffic.

Thank hmalleston
Piraeus, Greece
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37 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 May 2016

We visited Castello d'Albertis during a sunny and warm day. Hopefully, there was a nice see breeze and many trees that make our walk cooler. We used the lift to go over there (1,80 euro If I remember well). A nice discovery was a small pool with many goldfishes. I think that the view from Spianata Castelleto is more stunning... More 

Thank Jerry M
Maidstone, England, United Kingdom
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66 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 April 2016

We actually walked all the way up the hill to this neighborhood a few days earlier and on the trip to the castle we ended up taking the moving lift which is built into the hills. There is actually a few of these around Genoa so keep your eyes open for them, they help and are worth the small fee.... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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44 reviews
12 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 3 April 2016 via mobile

This is a bonkers little castle that is well worth the visit (especially as we took the vertical and horizontal lift to get there!). We were given English explanations for the rooms, and there are fab views from the balcony. Definitely get there

2 Thank Jo H

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