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Address: Via alla Penisola 13a, Portofino, Italy
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$132*
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Genoa and Portofino Day Trip from Milan

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Breathtaking view of Portofino

Only a short climb from the seafront Catello Brown offers unparalleled views of Portofino. The building and its beautiful Mediterranean gardens are a real treat and are well worth... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 24, 2015
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Budapest, Budapest, Hungary
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Budapest, Budapest, Hungary
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015 NEW

Only a short climb from the seafront Catello Brown offers unparalleled views of Portofino. The building and its beautiful Mediterranean gardens are a real treat and are well worth the climb. We visited in April when the place is less crowded (there were only a couple of other visitors) and the air was heavy with the scent of blossoming lilac... More 

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Cold Spring, Kentucky
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015 NEW

You go up a windy and narrow trail to a historic castle that is surrounded by homes and vegetation. You can see the Meditteranean on your walk and also hike to the Lighthouse and the church. Very pretty. Great way to spend your day after having lunch in Portofino or before.

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Santa Fe, New Mexico
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 NEW

The views from the castle turrets of the Portofino Bay and Mediterranean will inspire joy. A very special, easily accessible place from town, with a good energizing walk up the hill the castle sits upon. SO MUCH FUN !

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Burnley, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

Without doubt, the best view in Portofino. The building has seen better days, has a nice feel about it and some history to go with it. We were glad we visited.

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Geneva, Switzerland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

It's probably the best view point in Portofino. Just amazing. And several pathes bring you up there. Choose the less crowded one and it will be fantastic. Entrance is a 5 euros, and inside ther is nothing to see but the visit is worthwile just for the rooms, terraces and view from there...

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Milan, Italy
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

There are no steps to walk to this castle. You may find few of them here and there, but overall its sand & rocks you need to manage. Quite walkable. My advise is to walk [should I say climb?] if you want to view the sea from top. The view ofcourse makes you forget the pain you took to reach... More 

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Geneva
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

Nice building, but they have not made much out of it. Has the feeling of a decaying grand building with an uncertain purpose. See it from the outside, not worth the EUR 5.

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San Francisco, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

It is a long walk up the hill to reach the castle but well worth it. During your walk you will be treated to spectacular ocean views as well as the bay and Portofino. The castle is interesting and is now a small museum of its past. The views from the garden are again spectacular. A well worth visit.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

Place which should visit everyone, a lot to see, different type of places with great views. Kind people and supertasty icecreams,also different walk from Santa Margharita to Portofino to have a hard,but exciting walk ovet mount path, or a long the road.

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Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

We loved Portofino so we wanted to see all of it. This was great exercise to go up to the castle but we weren't that impressed with the value. Walk but don't pay the money to go into the castle

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