GENOVA – Genoa Cable Transport

The project for the realization of a cableway infrastructure connecting Forte Begato is one of the tools for the realization of the Agreement for the development of the entire system of forts, that will allow the users to reach all sixteen forts that characterize the ecomuseum route.
The infrastructure is feasible and achievable in the context, in close synergy with the enhancement of the forts and the park of the walls, making an area of great historical and scenic value to Genoese citizens and tourists.
It will take less than a few minutes to "fly" from the Maritime Station to Forte Begato, with an intermediate stop at Lagaccio, thus avoiding city traffic to go and immerse yourself in a unique panorama of the city.

Lagaccio - Begato - Genova (GE)


Property types
Other types
Permitted uses
Other Functions, Industrial/logistic

Definition: Project financing
State: Technical and economic pre-feasibility project

Risk profile

The project involves the construction of a cable car connecting the sea and the mountains, from Via Fanti d’Italia, in front of the Maritime Station, to the hill of Forte Begato.
The project has been drawn up to the degree of technical and economic pre-feasibility, including a cable car designed to have a double value, on the one hand, a tourist attraction and, on the other hand, a function as an alternative public transport system.
The pre-feasibility study for the above mentioned project envisages investments of 40 million euros, for a plant construction period of 3 years.
The Project financing hypothesis foresees a financial structure with a debt-equity ratio of 85:15, therefore a participation of private investors accompanied in the investment by the credit system.
The project covers a height difference of 450 meters for a total length of 2.5 KM.

The project is characterized by a strategic territorial location for the city’s mobility and tourist reception, with the terminus, on the sea side, at Stazione Marittime (arrival and departure gates for MCS cruise passengers).
In the central urban context it is located in the immediate vicinity of Via Balbi (where several university buildings are located), including its headquarters), Via Gramsci (near the port and the University. Department of Economics) and Piazza Principe (home to one of the two main railway stations of the city).


Project Financing


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GENOVA – Genoa Cable Transport Floorplan