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Very nice and quiet place in Genoa

The park around the castello is very nice and you don't have to pay to visit the park. There are... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Ohringen, Germany
An Adventurers Palace

The original owner of this Castle had a spirit of adventure wherever he went; collecting artefacts... read more

Reviewed 18 July 2018
Ben G
Gladstone, Australia
via mobile
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Corso Dogali 18, 16136, Genoa, Italy
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The park around the castello is very nice and you don't have to pay to visit the park. There are banks to sit and enjoy the view on Genoa and the sea. It is quiet there so it's a good break from the noicy city....More

Thank 742annemarie
Reviewed 12 August 2018 via mobile

Was disappointed as brought kids here based on reviews. The audio tour is on a single iPad per family and English version is subtitles only. The exhibit was alright.

Thank Maria T
Reviewed 18 July 2018 via mobile

The original owner of this Castle had a spirit of adventure wherever he went; collecting artefacts from around the world. You can understand as you stroll through the museum how what he collected amazed the untravelled locals of his day. We paid €6 each and...More

Thank Ben G
Reviewed 6 July 2018

Take the lift from the Via Baldi and relax in one of the few shady places in Genoa. The views alone are worth the effort, and the gardens add to the experience

Thank Arthur A
Reviewed 5 July 2018 via mobile

The view of the castle from the outside was great, good for taking photos. Inside it has a lot of stuff, mainly collections of Captain Albertis from his travels. Not bad for an entrance fee of 4.5 Euros. It can be easily reached by bus.

Thank Lenglu
Reviewed 19 June 2018

We'd taken the unusual ascensore, walked up to the castle, enjoyed the views over the city, didn't go in the castle, but stayed for a very nice and good value lunch at the cafe.

1  Thank Warringtonian
Reviewed 26 May 2018

Arrived via the unusual ascensore (funicular) to find this treasure perched atop the hill. Sadly it was a rainy day so our view was hindered. However, the gardens are worth seeing. We didn't get time to visit the Museum. There is a cafe there and...More

Thank jandlUk
Reviewed 25 May 2018

This castle has great views of But don't forget the museum. It is a treat in itself. You can think of this museum as the story of a man and his travels because that's what it is. Try to put yourself in his place as...More

Thank tjcarroll67
Reviewed 20 May 2018 via mobile

The gate would lead you to a trail up to the castle which provides a great vantage point. There are less tourists in the morning so i suggest one should come early.

Thank Charles_Atienza
Reviewed 10 May 2018 via mobile

We visited early morning as the sea mist was clearing, so had a good view over the western side of Genoa mostly the part area. The castle itself is more of a grand house, with each room designed to reflect the extensive travels by the...More

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