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Castello d'Albertis

Corso Dogali 18, 16136, Genoa, Italy
+39 010 272 3820
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We did NOT go inside, but nice!

We just wanted a walk and an adventure, so we took the "lift" up from Via Balbi to the castle. We... read more

Reviewed 28 June 2017
Margaret G
Chicago, United States
via mobile
Museum off the usual tourist trail but worth seeing!

Stand in the square outside Piazza Principe station, look up past the statue of Christopher... read more

Reviewed 7 June 2017
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Corso Dogali 18, 16136, Genoa, Italy
+39 010 272 3820
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Reviewed 28 June 2017 via mobile

We just wanted a walk and an adventure, so we took the "lift" up from Via Balbi to the castle. We wandered the grounds a little, took pictures of the view, and got a water in the little outside cafe. Then we were glad we...More

Thank Margaret G
Reviewed 7 June 2017

Stand in the square outside Piazza Principe station, look up past the statue of Christopher Columbus and you will see the towers of Castello D’Albertis. I wondered what it was, and finding out was easier than I expected. There is a really interesting (if you're...More

Thank Bursledon
Reviewed 26 May 2017

I visited the castle while in Genoa and it was a picture-perfect place with a lovely café at the top. You go up by funicular which arrives in the street opposite the castle and the grounds are wonderful - great views from the top and...More

Thank Penelope J
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
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
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...More

Thank BGCLondon
Reviewed 28 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;...More

Thank probablytraveling
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....More

Thank Monika0219
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....More

Thank foodsnobandproudofit
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
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