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Lanterna di Genova, Genoa
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  • La Lanterna is universally known as the Eiffel Tower, the Colosseum and the leaning tower of Pisa, from all over the world come to visit it, unfortunately only the Genoese, or rather many Genoese, they never pushed to visit the Park, Museum and to climb the steps to the top, in my opinion the Lantern is worth visiting also and above all by the Genoese.
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  • Working hours: on weekends and holidays. At the foot of the lighthouse, you can walk free. Go to the lighthouse, you can through the Museum, ticket cost 6 euro. You can only go up to the middle (above go nedajut that is connected with the warlords), but also from the middle of an excellent view of the city.
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  • I was there today with my girlfriend to visit for the first time the Lantern, Museum and Park! We are both in Genoa and I'd say, first, that it is shameful to not ever having been there!! Deserves a lot! A beautiful wooden walkway, which gives you the ability to see from above the lives of workers in port and never stop with their trucks and containers, a complex world who runs a world economy, takes you to the foot of the Lantern that moves more and more as you approach. Once up the 172 steps you have a nice view of the sea! If you're lucky enough, like us, get there at sunset is gorgeous! Also because in the dark, after disembarking from the Lantern, you get a chance to see it lit externally. A nice welcoming had both from the staff in the ticket office which explains the legwork, accompanying you also inside the Museum, both by the guy who kindly described the history of the Lantern before boarding. Cute brick Museum, done with the audio guide describing what you are seeing in the screens, is the little park taken care of. In the Museum we also had the good fortune to see an exhibition of contemporary art that will be on display until December 19, included in the price. Let us remember that those dealing with "cherish" this piece of history of Genoa, is a group of volunteers! This must be appreciated even more what you go to visit! That said, for residents of Genoa visiting all three cost only 5 euros, while the tourists, the full price is only 6 euros. I would say that is a great price for what you go to see, which is the symbol of Genoa really rich in history that is hundreds of years there impressive watching from above thousands of ships and boats entering and leaving the port. Thanks to the staff to treat and keep alive this very important piece of history.
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  • Very disappointing. The view is not bad but you don't have access to the top. In the middle of the tower there is a fence which bars the way. Also the "museum" is just one tiny room full of lightbulbs.
  • It is the symbol of the town. It is the highest lighthouse of all Europe. Built on 1543. Wonderful
  • With its seventy meters is the tallest lighthouse in the Mediterranean. It is the symbol of the harbor city of Genoa
  • We couldn't physically get to it...the road was closed, demolished actually (construction?) and there was a few small signs pointing down a back alley...but we arrived by car and there was nowhere to park! It was a main road! So we just kept driving....? You can sort of see it from afar but you may as well look on Wikipedia...
  • Lantern ", genovese in Lanterna de Zena or Lantern) is the capital of Liguria, the port town once called laSuperba or dominant of the seas. In addition to indispensable tool to night navigation of ships entering and leaving the port, the Lantern is also the symbol citizen, almost a totemalla Genoese spirit, and as such is part of city history. With its seventy-six meters is the tallest lighthouse in the Mediterranean and the second in Europe after the Île Vierge lighthouse in the département of Finistère, who in 1902 took off to the world record height of about five metres by crossing it. It is currently the fifth tallest lighthouse in the world and the second, always around to Île Vierge, between the traditional, which is constructed by the respective port authorities with the primary purpose of navigational aids. [4] Considered in its monumentality, which also includes the historic cliff on which it rests, reaches 117 meters high. The building consists of a tower on two rows of square section with a terrace at the top of each order. Built in its current structure in 1543, is also the third oldest lighthouse in the world among those still in business, after the Tower of Hercules, a Coruña Spanish city lighthouse and the lighthouse of Kõpu, the Estonian island of Hiiumaa.
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