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“A fast nice ride around Genoa”
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Thessaloniki, Greece
Level 6 Contributor
79 reviews
48 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
“A fast nice ride around Genoa”
Reviewed 10 November 2012

It's placed in Genoa's harbor and easy to access. Few minutes elevation and tour of Genoa town and harbor. Even on a rainy cold day was beautiful and worthwhile. Don't miss it.

Visited October 2012
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Bucharest, Romania
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“Pretty nice”
Reviewed 5 September 2012

It offers a beautiful 360 degree view of Porto Antico and of a part of the old town from a 40m altitude.The trip doesn't takes too much,just about 15-20 minutes.

Visited July 2012
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38 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 December 2011

Bigo is an elevator that brings you up to the top of the Porto Antico and shows you a breathless view of the oldest part of the City of Genoa. Very nice.

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Manchester, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
21 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“It barely takes you higher than the nearby buildings”
Reviewed 19 August 2011

A very short, not very high panoramic view of the Old Port of Genoa. It's an interesting looking structure and I like that it has added a little variety to the old port (As well as helping retain a sense of the area's history) but its far better to look at than to get in. For Panoramic views of the city, Hop onto one of the many funicular railways and be taken far higher and to far more impressive views.

Visited August 2011
4 Thank 144PhilR
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Genoa, Italy
Level 6 Contributor
674 reviews
359 attraction reviews
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“Many More BETTER Views of the City....”
Reviewed 15 August 2011

Genova is nearly void of “tourist rip off sites” so just about anything that you find interesting on TA’s list of sites will be a good choice! But for me there are three sites to stay away from, including the Bigo lift (the other two are the Biosphere and Christopher Columbus’ house). In 1992 the entire port area was renovated by the famous Genoese architect Renzo Piano to be a more tourist friendly area and to give the Genovese back their access to their long time love with the sea. The Bigo lift gives visitors a 360 panoramic view of the port area, but look at Genova; it’s a vertical city going from the sea to the mountains, there are fantastic views from many more exciting places then the unappealing cart of the Bigo. Skip it. If you want fantastic views try these; 1) nearly every visitor ends up on Via Garibaldi, just a 5 minute walk brings you to Piazza Portello, take the elevator (need ticket) to Castelletto and enjoy the views from Belvedere Montaldo. 2) At the opposite end of Via Garibaldi walk down Via Cariroli (several UNESCO buildings, great gelato, the oldest book store in Genova) to Largo Zecca and take the Funicolare Zecca/Righi to it’s last stop at Righi, high above Genova for amazing views (about a 12 minute ride, use a bus ticket). This view will knock your socks off !!! and during Spring/Summer/Fall a great place for lunch or a walk to one of the fortresses. 3) If you are near Stazione Principe, walk 5 minutes towards Via Balbi and take the ascensore Castello d'Albertis-Montegalletto elevator (first you go horizontally into the hill, then vertically up the hill!-see my review). When you get off, enter the free park of Castello d’Albertis (fantastic museum!) and enjoy the views! Throughout Genova there are many “ascenisore” and “funicolares” which will take you to beautiful views, much more interesting then the Bigo lift!

Visited June 2011
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