The Italian Riviera Sights

Il Bigo

  • Building/Architectural Site

Published 05/04/2016

Fodor's Review

This spiderlike white structure, designed by world-renowned architect Renzo Piano, was erected in 1992 to celebrate the Columbus quincentenary. You can take its Ascensore Panoramico Bigo (Bigo Panoramic Elevator) up 650 feet for a 360-degree view of the harbor, city, and sea. In winter there's an ice-skating rink next to the elevator, in an area covered by sail-like awnings.

Sight Information


Ponte Spinola, Genoa, Liguria, 16124, Italy


010-2485711-skating rink

Sight Details:

  • Elevator €4 for adults, €3 for children 4–12, free for children under 4; skating rink €8
  • Elevator: Jan. 7–Feb. and Nov. and Dec. 25, weekends 10–5; Mar.–May, Sept., and Oct., Mon. 2–6, Tues.–Sun. 10–6; June–Aug., Mon. 4–11 pm, Tues.–Sun. 10 am–11 pm; Dec. 26–Jan. 6, daily 10–5. Skating rink: Nov. or Dec.–Mar., weekdays 8 am–9:30 pm, Sat. 10 am–2 am, Sun. 10 am–midnight

Published 05/04/2016


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