D’Albertis Castle – Museum of World Cultures

Ethnographic and archaeological, nautical, photographic collections
D'Albertis Castle - Museum of World Cultures

An extraordinary panoramic point over the city, D’Albertis Castle was built at the end of the 1800s on sixteenth-century fortifications by Captain Enrico Alberto D’Albertis (1846-1932) and donated by him together with the archaeological, ethnographic and seafaring material collected all over the world in his travels by sea and by land.

D’Albertis Castle – Museum of World Cultures is located in the Balbi-Principe area (go to the route 1) , in a raised position from which you can enjoy a splendid view of the center of Genoa and the port, up to the Lanterna.

The home of Captain D’Albertis is the starting point of a journey that leads, through the Turkish Drawing Room, the Colombian Room, the Gothic Room and the Nautical Cabin, to the pre-Columbian civilizations of Central and South America, to the Indians of the North American Plains, to the Hopi of Arizona, to the cultures of Oceania.

More voices and more perspectives to tell the stories behind the objects and listen to other worlds.

It is home to a section dedicated to the music of peoples by Echo Art and one dedicated to the traditional medicines of China, India, Tibet and the Arab-Islamic world.

Corso Dogali 18, Genova

Visit museum website for more informations on opening and closing times

Tickets: full price €6, reduced €4.50 children aged 5 to 12, over 65 (EU citizens), affiliated, disabled. Free for children from 0 to 4 years, disabled companions

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