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Spianata Castelletto
Spianata Castelletto

Spianata Castelletto

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Belvedere Montaldo Luigi, Genoa, Italy

The basics

Named for a small castle that once stood on this hilltop, Castelletto is known for its excellent views from the Spianata, also known as the Belvedere Montaldo. The panorama over the old port, iconic Lanterna, and historic center of the city is well worth the trip up the hill, either via the historic Art Nouveau-style elevator or the winding Circonvallazione a Monte road. Enjoy the view with the naked eye or public binoculars, relax on benches in the shade of towering pines, or watch as local couples pose for wedding photos against the scenic backdrop. Small-group and private Genoa tours often include a side trip up the hill to take in the bird’s-eye views over the city and coastline from the scenic overlook.

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Genoa Walking Tour: Discover Hidden Treasures and Street Food
Genoa Walking Tour: Discover Hidden Treasures and Street Food
$172.19 per adult
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We had a great time. I could have never found my way through the streets of Genoa without the guide. We had lots of breaks and learned so many interesting things about Genoa. We stopped and had a fabulous lunch toward the end of the walk. Was fun!! Karl was so knowledgeable and fun!
Victoria_C, Jun 2022

Things to know before you go

  • If you’re visiting as part of a walking tour, wear comfortable shoes and dress for the weather.
  • Wheelchair users can easily access the scenic overlook via the historic elevator.
  • Kids especially enjoy the scenic elevator ride, outdoor overlook, and adjacent park.
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How to get there

The Spianata di Castelletto is located in the Castelletto quarter above the historic center of Genoa and can be reached by elevator in Piazza Portello or via the Circonvallazione a Monte road. Genoa is an important rail hub with direct trains from a number of Italy’s main cities, and also a bustling cruise ship port.

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When to get there

The view over Genoa from the scenic overlook is particularly beautiful in the late afternoon, as the sun begins to set over the Mediterranean. Try to visit at sunset to snap some of your most memorable shots of the city.

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Genoa’s Many Neighborhoods

In addition to scenic Castelletto and the architecture-rich historic center, Genoa’s most notable neighborhoods are the picturesque former fishing village of Boccadasse; Albaro, known for its beautiful historic villas; the old port, redesigned by the contemporary architect Renzo Piano; and the Val Bisagno, home to the monumental Staglieno Cemetery.

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Frequently Asked Questions
The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
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What are the nearest attractions to Spianata Castelletto?
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Attractions near Spianata Castelletto:
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What else should I know about attractions in Genoa?
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As well as visiting the Spianata Castelletto, check out these trip ideas to make the most of your visit: