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Castello Brown

Via alla Penisola 13a, Portofino, Italy
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Ranked #6 of 12 attractions in Portofino
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Castles
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Tucson, Arizona
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33 reviews 33 reviews
18 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

There's not a lot to do in Portofino if you don't have wads of money to spend at designer shops, trendy restaurants or touristy trinket places. But from the narrow harbor of Portofino, take the slightly strenuous hike up the hill to Castello Brown. The gardens surrounding the castle and view of the harbor below are worth the effort. You... More

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Houston, Texas, USA
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

castle with history and interesting stories of lives in the past. Worth the walk up for the views. The castle should post more stories which I found on the internet to make it more interesting for visitors eg Elizabeth Von Arnim wrote her novel "Enchanted April" while living at the Castle. The movie of the same name was fimed at... More

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Oxford, England
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

Wonderful walks (free of charge) around the headland with great views and benches to sit on in the shade. I didn't go in the castle.

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Melbourne, Australia
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8 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

For 5 euro we expected more, really just a café and a couple of rooms with photos. It was interesting about the Mumm family.

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

The walk to Castello Brown wasn't particularly strenuous, and the outside of the castle is quite beautiful, knowing that it is around 600 years old. There is a 5€ entry fee to get in unless you are a Portofino resident (and boy I wish I was!). The interior of the castle is empty, boring and bland - there is nothing... More

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Birmingham, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

The Castello Brown is on the top of the mountain that surrounds the port. There is a fairly easy walking path that gets you to Castello Brown. From there, you have fantastic views of Portofino. We did not enter the Castello because we enjoyed walking around so much. If you continue past the Castello, you reach the edge of the... More

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Santa Monica, California
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25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

...in all of Portofino. About a 15 minute walk to the top if you're going at a casual pace. Wonderful views at the top that look directly over the town. Stunning!

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La Manga Spain
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014 via mobile

get off the boat and follow the signs go via the church route as easier climb the direct route to the castillo is steep but quicker, nearly killed me I came back the other way so learnt the hard way that i did it the wrong way round... Was worth the effort though and for 5€ worth it!

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Godstone, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

The castle is worth a visit & the views over Portofino are stunning. Lots of history to absorb but not onerous

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Denver, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014 via mobile

I wished I had my Vibram 5 fingers for the climb up to the castle. The views were fabulous. The stories in the castle were interesting. I mean who wouldn't want to be adopted at 44 years old? It was an enjoyable diversion in tis enjoyable city.

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