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

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Beautiful view

Easy walk to the castle. We didn't pay to go in. We figured it's another castle, therefore, our intention was strictly for a higher view of Portofino. It did not disappoint and... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 25, 2015
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Stuttgart, Germany
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Stuttgart, Germany
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

Easy walk to the castle. We didn't pay to go in. We figured it's another castle, therefore, our intention was strictly for a higher view of Portofino. It did not disappoint and the view was spectacular. I like Portofino scenery because it's' classic Italian, but also has estates on the cliffs and with the marina, beautiful. It only takes a... More 

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Phoenix, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

If you recall the old Athabaskan grandmother's advice to her grandson as told by Mitchner in "Alaska" you'll know that I mean "the mice". Be warned, there are hundreds of them (sights, scenes, items, flowers, etc.) to "picturate" here that you'll almost forget to take a panorama shot of beautiful Portofino. So, don't forget to look out of the top... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

The views are more tha worth it. Not only do you get great views of Portofino but also of the rest of the Italian Rivera. The path through the town and up the hill are beautiful. Stop off at St George church. Once you have seen the views from Castelo Brown go on to the lighthouse and more views of... More 

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

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

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

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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