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Lanterna di Genova

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Address: | Rampa della Lanterna, 16126 , Genoa, Italy
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+39 349 280 9485
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Sat - Sun 14:30 - 18:30
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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Built in its present shape in 1543, but originally in 1128, the Lanterna is...

Built in its present shape in 1543, but originally in 1128, the Lanterna is 77 meters high and rises on a rock of 40 meters in height. Therefore it rises 117 meters above sea level. Its beam of light is projected for more than 50 kilometers.

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La Lanterna di Genova

It was very nice to visit the lighthouse and its museum. Too bad it is not possible to climb the upper half of it. Still, great building with a nice view!

Reviewed 22 August 2014
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Moscow, Russia
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115 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 April 2017

It was my third attempt to get in, and finally I succeeded! Yeah! The view from the height of about 70 meters is awesome! You can see all the city with its ancient port, upper districts, sea port. Impressing history of La Lanterna is pushing your mind and doesn't let to believe that it's a 900 years old lighthouse. It's... More 

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44 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 February 2017

I don't think you have togo there and really visit the place...You can just see it from the old port

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Sydney, Australia
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299 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 174 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 June 2016

It looks great from a distance, a massive column towering over the port, the huge red cross on its side proudly saying I have been here for hundreds of years. But don't try to get up close on a Monday because, after tramping through a really yukky suburb populated by some seriously dodgy people, you will come across a padlocked... More 

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West Palm Beach, Florida
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364 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 April 2016

During a water ferry tour around the harbor we passed by this iconic lighthouse Appeared nice but nothing special

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Tortona, Italy
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1,281 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 October 2015

The undisputed symbol of the city, the famous lantern of Genoa, the lighthouse that is one of the most important landmark of the city, with above it designed the ''red cross'' which is the symbol of the city. Personally, apart from being the symbol I do not like it at all. It's just a lighthouse located in an inaccessible port... More 

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Moscow, Russia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 September 2015

I was so much impressed with this place after reading the article on Wikipedia,that I desired to visit this place. Incredible. Just imagine, it was built in 1128 and was last rebuilt in 1543. Isn't it impressive?

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Gdynia, Poland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 August 2015

Impressive in size, not so much in architecture. Located in industrial area, so plan an additional hour for logistics alone and be prepared for some not-really-outstanding views. Interiors closed for visiting for most of the time, so check first and plan accordingly. Taking it all into account, there are numerous attractions in Genoa, so prioritizing Lanterna might not exactly be... More 

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Zaltbommel
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 August 2014

It was very nice to visit the lighthouse and its museum. Too bad it is not possible to climb the upper half of it. Still, great building with a nice view!

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2 Thank jessebrons
Haifa
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161 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 January 2013

The Lighthouse of Genoa is an impressive structure given its size and when it was built. It bears that flag of St. George, which the English later adopted as their own (the story goes that the Genovese used to protect English ships coming into the Med in Medieval times). No less impressive is the outdoor 'museum' on the walkway above... More 

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Newark, Delaware
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 96 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 June 2011

The second highest traditional lighthouse in the world, the Lanterna is an impressive structure. I imagine it is something like the Lighthouse of Alexandria would have looked, with its two levels. It is especially beautiful at night, lit up and with its beam circling. The lighthouse is located on the west side of the harbor in an exclusively industrial area.... More 

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