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Ascensore Castello d'Albertis-Montegalletto

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A Must for Transit & Engineering Buffs

A funicular that travels vertically and horizontally? Who knew? The clever Genovesi, that's who... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Mike G
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San Diego, United States
Crazy engineering

A lift that is both vertical and horizontal. Entrance is very close to the principe station. Well... read more

Reviewed 2 August 2018
nino g
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Reviewed yesterday

A funicular that travels vertically and horizontally? Who knew? The clever Genovesi, that's who, so take a ride on this cool cable car to see exactly how it's done. And, at its top, the Castello d'Albertis is definitely worth a few hours time to see...More

Thank Mike G
Reviewed 1 week ago

This funicular railway is worth using; it runs in 2 stages, the first is up a slope where you can see the rails from the small compartment windows, the second part is straight up as the compartment ascends like a lift vertically. Cost is very...More

Thank LittleAnnie5
Reviewed 2 August 2018 via mobile

A lift that is both vertical and horizontal. Entrance is very close to the principe station. Well worth the 90 cents to use it. We walked to the top and got the lift down. Try it out.

1  Thank nino g
Reviewed 21 June 2018

I found this by accident while walking from my hotel to the port area and thought it would be nice to try and see Genoa from a higher viewpoint. The view from the top wasn’t great but the ascensore was actually really interesting. It’s not...More

Thank demcell
Reviewed 19 June 2018

I'd seen a video of this - but two of us from England had the same idea and hadn't told our partners what it did. I think the local passengers must be used to that by now. I could imagine it might feel claustrophobic if...More

Thank Warringtonian
Reviewed 25 May 2018

Great engineering and something your not likely to see again. And, it's practical. A way to get up the hill to see the great view, the Castle and the museum. The trip on the elevator can transport you back in time when explorers left from...More

Thank tjcarroll67
Reviewed 18 May 2018 via mobile

You get into a small car, that allegedly can carry 23 people! A long flat stretch is followed by a vertical ascent of some 70 metres. Very unusual. Great experience. There were engineering students at the site to learn about its function. At the top...More

1  Thank jandlUk
Reviewed 14 April 2018 via mobile

It starts off as a mini tram and half way through its journey becomes a lift. A clever way to get up the hillside. Worth using just for the experience or the castle and views from the top. Not a long ride - for that...More

2  Thank sleepybexhill
Reviewed 28 October 2017

This is a special elevator that first goes horizontally, before it moves vertically. Never seen such a thing any other place in the world. It is already older but still worth to see.

Thank Julien K
Reviewed 24 October 2017

This is a very interesting and exotic combination of a funicular (horizontal) and lift (vertical) mode of transportation. I was not aware of such a combination even existed! It goes from the town to the Castello d'Albertis, from which there are nice views of the...More

2  Thank AndrewLa1
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