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.
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