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The castle is a bit tricky to get to by car and very steep streets to walk to. Once you get there... read more

Reviewed 10 September 2017
Calgary, Canada
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Captains home build as a Gothic style castle with lovely views and a little museum

We stumbled on this by chance after getting the elevator to it from Via Balbi near the train... read more

Reviewed 31 August 2017
Southampton, United Kingdom
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Corso Dogali 18, 16136, Genoa, Italy
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Reviewed 10 September 2017 via mobile

The castle is a bit tricky to get to by car and very steep streets to walk to. Once you get there you wish you could live there. Amazing views of the port, many areas to walk around inside the walls for free, and very...More

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Reviewed 31 August 2017

We stumbled on this by chance after getting the elevator to it from Via Balbi near the train station. The Lift is only 80 cents and definitely an experience the castle is at the top as you come out and easy to find. The lack...More

Thank clare2104
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 DonBursle
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 Tor W
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 CassieA88
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

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9 August 2017|
Response from Ben G |
No. This is a different castle