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“What a lovely find”

Castello d'Albertis
Ranked #17 of 295 things to do in Genoa
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Upstate New York
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48 reviews
29 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“What a lovely find”
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 Albertis had been a seaman who through his interest in archaeology, natural science, and the various cultures from around the world he had collected weapons, nautical charts, hunting trophies, and all so many artifacts from all over. There are collections from the pre-Columbian Andes, the Incas, American Indian artifacts, Polynesian culture, music instruments Within the castle there is a Turkish room and another room like the interior of an old sailing ship. The museum curator has done a really nice job with displaying the numerous collections that Captain D'Albertis had collected through his travels as well as the subsequent acquisitions made by the museum. It was amazing to see how much the Captain had collect and his broad interest in everything. Genoa has been very fortunate to have had Captain D'Albertis to donate his beautiful castle and all his collections.

Visited October 2012
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Tavira, Portugal
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183 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
“Fantastic Museum of pre-colombian artifacts”
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 and other artifacts from the Incas, the Chimu, the Ica from South America, and also Hopi Indian work from North America and even some Australian Aborginee work. Marvellous. Well worth an hour or two, and the castle itself is in a beautilful setting with some great views over Genoa.

Visited September 2012
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Bucharest, Romania
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1,316 reviews
1,127 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 502 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 August 2012

A beautiful castle,not very big but with very nice architecture,in a very good condition.A lot of interesting objects(weapons,musical instruments,jewels,clothes,pots,sailing instruments) collected by the captain in his travels.There are a few thematic rooms:a turkish room,a room arranged as a boat berth.
Unfortunately,not all of the exhibition elements have english explanations.
A very beautiful garden,with a nice view of the city and the sea(the view is even nicer from the castle). A lot of sundials on the walls(they were one of the captain d'Albertis hobby).In the garden-a very nice little cafe.
An interesting fact:you can reach the castle using a "horizontal elevator".It runs horizontally a distance over 200m and just after that starts to act like a regular elevator.The ticket for this elevator is the same ticket used in local buses.

Visited July 2012
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Genoa, Italy
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63 reviews
31 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“Great museum for adults and children, very nice garden outside”
Reviewed 20 June 2012

Great museum for adults and children, very nice garden outside. The room and the furniture inside the castle are outstanding.

Visited June 2012
1 Thank Masreia
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Dallas, TX
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“A Unique Experience!”
Reviewed 15 September 2011

Other reviewers have described this very well!! Suffice it to say that this was one of our favorite experiences in Genoa! We took the elevator right to the castle and would do this again if given the opportunity! Do it!

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