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Castello d'Albertis

Corso Dogali 18, 16136, Genoa, Italy
+39 010 272 3820
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The "Little Hearst Castle" of Italy

It may be that William Randolph Hearst was inspired by the decor of Castello d'Albertis for parts... read more

Reviewed 28 May 2014
EcoLogic2
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Cool, California
Great views of the city

Interesting building and small but pretty wooded area around the building. We couldn't go in as it... read more

Reviewed 20 May 2014
Chris P
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Farnham Common, United Kingdom
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Corso Dogali 18, 16136, Genoa, Italy
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Reviewed 28 May 2014

It may be that William Randolph Hearst was inspired by the decor of Castello d'Albertis for parts of Hearst Castle's decor. This is much smaller, but much faster and easier to get through which made it easier to appreciate. Besides the decor and interesting architectural...More

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Reviewed 20 May 2014

Interesting building and small but pretty wooded area around the building. We couldn't go in as it was closed for a private function, but worth a visit just to walk around the grounds. The most fascinating part was taking the combined funicular/elevator from Via Balbi.

Thank Chris P
Reviewed 6 January 2014

We went to visit the castle on a Tuesday morning at 11.00 a.m. and when we showed up at the gate , they had just closed it ! We yelled at the doorman who had let a service truck get in to open us or...More

2  Thank belleretraite
Reviewed 23 October 2013

This is one of the most superb museums I have had the pleasure to visit. ( The Funicular off via Balbi will take you to it's door) The installations are world class with each exhibit a marvel of the highest presentaion. An exotic collection of...More

1  Thank Martin B
Reviewed 3 September 2013

It would have been an impossibly steep climb from our hotel on Piazza Principe below, but there's the amazing Montegalletto funicular that goes over 200 yards horizontally then - it seems -even further vertically, and arrives across the road from this castle, with its commanding...More

2  Thank Nick C
Reviewed 2 September 2013

my friend and i went here in august it was so fab getting there is the start of super visit you go on the funicular railway high up amazing views when you get to the top. the castle is set in lovely grounds and is...More

Thank jlo44
Reviewed 28 April 2013

The "castle" is full of relics that captain D'Albertis collected from around the world and other objects from all over the world (mainly musical instruments, ornaments, china and other tableware). The house has some very interesting rooms (a turkish Sitting room and a bedroom that...More

3  Thank Viridiana2012
Reviewed 10 November 2012

Quite a ride! To get there you take the public funicular which travels first horizontally then vertically. The castle is right across the street. You need about 2-3 hours to see everything inside out, and you will not regret it. It's like having a trip...More

1  Thank tinergetic
Reviewed 29 October 2012

We had a day to spend in Genoa and nearing the end of our time allowed wondering about the city we took the Ascensore Montegalletto-Castello D'Albertis (this is near the Christopher Columbus Momument) to this beautiful hillside castle. What a gem of a find. Captain...More

1  Thank Kiskatom
Reviewed 3 October 2012

Taking the ascensore up to this museum is a bit of history in itself. The carriage starts off on a track for 300 metres underground and then parks mitself in a lift shaft to be lifted upwards through about 25 stories. The museum contains pots...More

Thank Stuart B
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