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Address: Area Porto Antico - Ponte Spinola, Genoa, Italy
Phone Number: 390102476608
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Movie Set Replica

Constructed for Roman Polanski's movie "Pirates", this replica Galeon is a reminder of Genoa's roots, even if it's ersatz . Fun for kids

3 of 5 bubblesReviewed 27 September 2016
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Pretoria, South Africa
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348 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Interesting visit and lots of detail on this ship. It is hard to believe it is just a replica. Nice views at sunset.

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Tarragona, Spain
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016 via mobile

It is nice to wander around on an old galleon even if it is a fake made for a film. You still get to feel what it must have been like in those days.

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Phoenix, Arizona
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 September 2016 via mobile

Constructed for Roman Polanski's movie "Pirates", this replica Galeon is a reminder of Genoa's roots, even if it's ersatz . Fun for kids

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Vallejo, California, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 September 2016

Located adjacent to our hotel, NH Marina, we literally walked by every day. Looks like a replica, but I cannot be sure. Lots and lots of pictures being taken, and I admit I took a few...with my wife's insistence.

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United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 May 2016

Quite interesting to view from the outside but too many frills for it to be genuine. The figure head was great photographically but on a boat to sail with too ornate.

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Rome, Italy
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 191 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 May 2016

Almost authentic! Used in films, very nice replica. The visit lasts no more than 15-20 minutes and it is not cheap (compared to what you see) but for kids is definitely a must do.

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West Palm Beach, Florida
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 April 2016

a really fun thing for the kids- its like a real pirate ship you can climb all the way up to the top areas, the old cannons & machines are cool worth the admission!

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Switzerland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 March 2016

Having lived in Genoa for years, I got used to seeing the ship moored in Porto Antico, next to the Acquario di Genova. Since I moved, every time I return to Genoa, I make sure I go to Porto Antico and pay "Neptune" a visit. It is a beautiful ship, a piece of cinematic history. You don't get too see... More 

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Blackburn, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 February 2016

This galleon, built for a Roman Polanski film, is big and impressive in the outside. However, it's not really worth the money, as on board the age and decline of the state of the galleon is clear to see, which is a pity. A lot more could be made of this 'attraction' - instead of locked rooms, have some set... More 

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Tortona, Italy
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2015

Aesthetically, this is very nice galleon moored in the port of Genoa, is now a point of reference. I doubt whether a galleon original, it is too well groomed to be so old. However, it is very decorative and embellishes the drab old port. Some photos maybe a few minutes of the visit are more than enough.

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