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Spianata Castelletto

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Spectacular city views

Take the vintage elevator up the terrace where you get a great view of the old town and the... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Paris, France
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Breathtaking view and great ice cream

This is a must seen attraction, you can either get there by an elevator or take a walk from Via... read more

Reviewed 30 October 2018
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Lisbon, Portugal
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All reviews granita via garibaldi don paolo wonderful panorama public elevator vertical city sweeping views great view of the city steep streets degree view an ice cream gelateria old town worth a trip on foot well worth the effort garibaldi street
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Take the vintage elevator up the terrace where you get a great view of the old town and the harbor. You can then walk down through the steep winding streets, back to Via Garibaldi and the old town.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank GlobetrottingSwede
Reviewed 30 October 2018

This is a must seen attraction, you can either get there by an elevator or take a walk from Via Garibaldi. I will recomend the walk since it has more of a city feeling, but it is a very steep 10 minutes. Once you are...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Victoria B
Reviewed 17 October 2018 via mobile

We decided to walk up to the top. We got a little lost on the way as Genoa can get confusing due to lifts etc We were stopped by some locals who pointed us in the direction of the steps. Bit of a drag up...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank tjgfitness
Reviewed 14 October 2018

it is an exhilarating climb from the heart of Genoa to this spot that has the most amazing view. Plenty of seats to sit on while admiring the city.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank anne m
Reviewed 1 October 2018

Would probably suggest using the lift, as we got lost and google maps took us to the top, which is quite steep in places. You get some lovely views and really nice area to stroll around.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank David G
Reviewed 26 September 2018 via mobile

Only a short walk from the waterfront and well worth the effort. We’ve travelled to many places built on hillsides but haven’t seen anything quite like this historic elevator...perhaps slightly quirky/similar to the escalator in Barcelona. Genoa is called “the vertical city” and it’s easy...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank NotMolly
Reviewed 25 September 2018

We took the two-stage underground funicular to within a few steps of this rich man's vanity project, filled with mock medieval posturings but dating back little more than 100 years, and that was an experience in itself. The air was fresh and the views were...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank John F
Reviewed 23 September 2018 via mobile

Though it takes a little while walking up many steps to reach, this place offers great views over Genoa, particularly towards the old city and port area. You can take a different path down which is a bonus. Thete is an enclosed viewing area at...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank stefano523
Reviewed 13 September 2018

We used the cheap (0.90€) lift to ride uphill to this viewing terrace and then walked around the area which has bars and cafes. Walked back down to the city using the cobbled, steep streets, which was more interesting than using the lift.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank LittleAnnie5
Reviewed 30 August 2018 via mobile

This place was recommended by a local; it’s safe to get to on an elevator and once you are there you can enjoy great views of the port of Genoa while enjoying good ice cream and watch the people pass by.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Veronica R
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Response from palane52 | Reviewed this property |
It is good for views over Genoa and for pictures
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Response from Laura G | Reviewed this property |
Though Genova is not as clean as it could be, most people don't forget to their clean up their pets' "belongings" :)
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