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Ascensore Castello d'Albertis-Montegalletto

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Address: Corso Dogali, 16126, Genoa, Italy
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Go out of your way for this - there is only one in the whole world

Yes it's a lift. Seats and stands about 8 people, no the view at the top is not brilliant but it is the only lift that goes along level ground for about 600 meters and then slots... read more

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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57 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Yes it's a lift. Seats and stands about 8 people, no the view at the top is not brilliant but it is the only lift that goes along level ground for about 600 meters and then slots in a rack and goes up about 60 metres. Then when you have done all that it come back again. At the same... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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441 reviews
228 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 141 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 October 2016

Lift is located near the principe station and can be classed as something different. Starts off horizontally then switches to vertical. At he top you can visit the castle and museum or take in the views

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Adelaide, Australia
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492 reviews
379 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 308 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 June 2016

There is no doubt it is an unusual lift, but don't go out of your way for it unless you want to visit Castello Albertis. We did seek it out and it was all a bit anti-climatic, however, we did wander up towards Castello Albertis, for the view.

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Thank KTGP
London, United Kingdom
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44 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 April 2016 via mobile

Come on! Vertical and horizontal!! What's not to love? This is the energy saving route to and from the castle up on the hill.

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2 Thank Jo H
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Reviewed 19 February 2016

This lift is very unusual, You enter the lift through a door as normal but find that the lift is transported like a small railway car horizontally for about 500m. At which point as you pass the other lift car the lift is passed into another mechanism which lifts you vertically to castello d'Albertis

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Thank David T
Genoa
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105 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 December 2015

You have to take such strange elevator, conducting You at D'Albertis castle. The run starts in horizontal Way, at half of The Way The cabin changes position and starts The normal vertical run.

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England
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 October 2015

stumbled upon this whilst catching our breath after the night crossing from Sardinia. with a few hours to burn we had spotted the Castle on a map, and the hill upon which it sat! With the luggage safely stowed back in the station we still had a few items so a climb up the hill was real put off, until... More 

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Bucharest, Romania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 499 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 May 2015

A strange elevator which goes horizontal for the first part of the trip,about 250m only after that starting the ascending. The most interesting mean of transportation if you want to reach the Albertis castle.

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Melbourne, Australia
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465 reviews
117 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 234 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 July 2012

This a little different. A lift/Elevator to take you from the bottom of a hill to the top of the hill. It has old world charm. The view of the city from the top is worth it. But that's all there is.

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Aspen, Colorado
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11 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 May 2012 via mobile

Nice to get to high point for a great view and a walk in the neighborhood at the top of the lift.

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