La Casa di Colombo
La Casa di Colombo
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11:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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11:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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3.0 of 5 bubbles423 reviews
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Jantien C
3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Solo
Genova - La Superba.

A place with beautiful Piazzi and palazzi. With its web of small streets, daunting but comforting at the same time.
A place that feels like both the end and the beginning of civilization.

And to top It all off: Casa di Cristoforo Colombo.

If you’re looking for something grand, go see the giant jar of pesto in the airport. (Highly recommended, 5 stars!)
If you want a life changing experience, go visit the casa di Cristoforo Colombo.

3 euros - 3 rooms - 3 minutes.

Nevertheless, this visit will challenge you to reflect on how the choices you make determine your further existence.
(The reason why you came to Genova in the first place)

My life will never be the same again,
I hope you’ll feel it too.

You’re Welcome.
Written 17 September 2023
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REDMAN
Egaleo, Greece4,952 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2021
Not very accessible. It was a very cool feeling to grasp that something huge was happening there so many years ago that changed the world!
Written 20 June 2022
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JoshTorres
Miami, FL18 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Although it's tempting to pay a visit, this tiny museum is not worth the visit. The price is very high for what it stores inside, not much to see and the entire place can be viewed in less than ten minutes. Opt for an outside picture and keep on experiencing the city. The location is great since it is located next to the ancient Porta Soprano.
Written 6 October 2011
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Preenses C
Venice, Italy228 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2018
I was initially very hopeful before visiting this place thinking it would take me back to that era when Columbus used to live there. Unfortunately, it that didn't happen. There is absolutely nothing in the house except for a dining table, a couple of mannequins and some code for what I presume are audios explaining history. Very disappointed and DO NOT RECOMMEND visiting at all.
Written 21 August 2018
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castriker888
Orinda, CA963 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2013 • Friends
I can understand the possible allure of visiting Christopher Columbus' house, but honestly, it's a let down. Admission was 5 or 6 Euros per person for six of us. The house is tiny with just a few, small empty rooms open to the public. There are some posters hanging on the walls - no period furniture to give one a feel for what living there may have been like. It won't take you more than five or ten minutes to see the whole thing as there is nothing much to take in. I was out in less than five. That at least gave me the opportunity to take pictures from the outside of my friends and family waving through the second floor window. Pictures are not allowed inside the house. Could it be because they don't want to discourage others from paying the steep admission fee? Don't expect to find bathrooms you can use, though I wouldn't have expected any.

I can understand charging admission to pay for upkeep. But at the high price being charged, one would expect a greater investment in making the interior interesting. I'm sure the house wasn't empty when Columbus lived there. Unless you are keenly fascinated by Christopher Columbus, a better bet may be to just see his house from the outside (free) and take pictures there.
Written 20 August 2013
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Vadim
Murmansk, Russia34,210 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2019
Columbus was born in 1451, and lived in this house near the port of Soprano from about 1455 to 1470. The inscription on the facade reads in Latin: "Nulla Domus Titulo Dignior Paternis In Aedibus Christophorus Columbus Pueritiam Primamque Juventam Transegit"- " There is no house more worthy of consideration than this, in which Christopher Columbus spent his first youth in his father's walls." The inscription misleads tourists. However, this house is not original, but a reconstruction. The real house was destroyed in the bombing of Genoa. But not by the allied air force during world war II, like everything else, but by the French fleet of the vain Louis XIV, who liked to be called the "Sun King". The entire area was destroyed. The house was restored in the XVIII century, when everyone understood the significance of Columbus for humanity...
Written 2 February 2020
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Traveler
37 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2016 • Couples
The top of the tower porta di Soprana looked like good place to see Genoa horizont so we decided to go up there. If you want to go, you must buy the tickets in the C.Columbus house, which are 5€ per person. In the price of the tickets is included visit in mentioned house, but you can't buy a ticket only for e.g. tower.
The house was disappointing; empty rooms with no interesting facts or something about C. Columbus, except one room which played on the screen video about Columbus, but we didn't understand anything because it was on italian, and the screen was forbidden for touching so we don't know if it was maybe english translation.
What is more interesting is outside of the house, with beautiful garden in which you can enter without paying the fee.
All in all, inside of the house you have nothing to see, so I recommend you not to waste your money and time (despite of the fact that you can go around the house in 3 minutes). Go to the place, but don't go inside.
Written 9 October 2016
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Starviagera
Florida2,064 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2016 • Couples
As I know that it is debatable weather Colombo was even born in Genoa, I was expecting some kind of a museum dedicated to research into this theory. What you find is an old house not even of the period. Skip
Written 26 June 2016
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The_Pale_Ridah
Gladesville, Australia1,959 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2015 • Couples
So people here say its a small house, the €5 Euro admission is too high & theres not much to see.....i get that. However as nice as the city is i will probably only ever visit Genoa once in this lifetime so since this is the house of the fella who stumbled into America by accident, i felt inclined to pay the €5 Euro just once & see it so i don't have to feel the regret 30 years down the road when i look back on my life & wonder why i didn't do the things i should of done.

So for a guy who is as famous as him, i expected his house to have massive guard towers, a moat with draw-bridge, cannons, maybe some fountains & dragons statues.....ok im thinking of Game of Thrones but its supposed to be Christopher Colombus yo! In reality this is a very modest structure. Its apparently only a representation of a typical house from the time of Christopher Colombus's birth. Basically, the shysters here are just trying to make a few bucks. Similarly its like buying a Rolex on the street from some Indian guy or buying the latest Nikes' under some stinky bridge at €30 Euro a pair from a friendly African guy who also peddles the latest Prada handbags in 4 colours. It is an old house. It does look period. It probably resembles Christopher Colombus's house at one point. It costs €5 Euro for a decent coffee in any of these tourist restaurants so really, i had no problem paying this ransom.

No photos are allowed inside this small house but its not as if the guy taking your money inside will follow you around, just be sneaky about it. If by some long random chance he actually catches you, just smile & nod your head like you're Chinese or pretend you're stupid. One of the previous reviewers mentioned he paid for 6 people at €5 or 6 Euro each. If he didn't even know how much he paid then who is the real fool? I'd love to sell him my Rolex.

The admission price also gives you access up to the stone towers further up known as the Torri di Porta Soprana. From up top, these perfectly preserved towers give visitors a great birds-eye view of Genoa's historic city. Good just to stand around for 15-20 mins to chew the fat & catch the wind on a hot afternoon, better yet, squeeze the life out of that €5 Euro & buy some lunch before you head up & stay up there for an hour enjoying the best views you are likely to see of any restaurant.....for €5 Euro.
Written 4 April 2016
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Awayagain2014
Essex, UK152 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2014 • Solo
Oh dear. So promising yet so disappointing. This appears to be nothing more than a door and a couple of windows in a neglected wall. The good thing is that walking along Via Dante or by way of the Porte Soprana you get to experience some of the Genoa grandure. Hopefully some day a little more can be made of this
Written 14 August 2014
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