Genoa is an extraordinarily wonderful city, offering a variety of pleasures and discoveries: Genoa boasts the largest medieval city centre still in use in Europe, which makes it a UNESCO World Heritage Site; home to a vast cultural and artistic patrimony, traditions of excellence initiated here and used the world over; there are plenty of other unexpected innovations around every corner of this magical city. Obviously the best way to unlock the secrets, unveil the city and really experience its delights are by utilising the knowledge of native expertise, get carried away by the imparted intimacy and authenticity. Feel the very soul of the city.

Castelletto e Righi

Castelletto e Righi
The district of Castelletto lies on the closest city high grounds and nowadays it is a bourgeois residential area. Two elevators link the city centre to Castelletto: one elevator links Largo della Zecca, academic area, to Spianata Castelletto, panoramic viewpoint; the other one links Piazza Portello to Spianata Castelletto. Both were built and activated in the first 20 years of the ‘900.


Another way up to the high grounds are the funiculars: one is S. Anna’s, which runs since 1891 and the other one covers the distance between Largo della Zecca and Righi, launched in 1897 and leads to the highest areas.


Righi is a district placed 302 a.s.l.; it is a traditional destination for Genoese people and tourists for Sunday hikes, with routes leading to forts - sixteen forts, 870 hectares of land, 85 bastions - popular for wide views on the city, on the port, Val Bisagno and the coasts. Here you will find restaurants, an astronomical observatory, an adventure park. Close to the fort, you will also find an athletic park spread on the Peralto area and an archery training field.

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