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Funicolare Zecca - Righi


Funicolare Zecca - Righi

The Zecca - Righi funicular links the center of Genoa (Italy) at the Largo della Zecca to the different quarters located all along the slope of the Righi hill.
First built in 1901 the funicular was rebuilt in 1989. One of the particularity is that half of the line is under a tunnel of 700 meters length.
The total lenght is about 1428 meters, along which there are 7 stops:

  • Zecca - the lower station, 13 meters over the sea level
  • Carbonara - the stop is under the tunnel
  • San Nicolo - which is exactly in the center of the siding, just at the end of the tunnel
  • Madonnetta - useful for visit the "Santuario della Madonnetta"
  • Via Preve
  • San Simone
  • Righi - the upper station, 292 meters over the sea level


Each cabin can transport 156 passengers at the speed of 6 meters per second.