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Address: Via alla Penisola 13a, Portofino, Italy
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Worth a visit if in Portofino

If you are in Portofino, then its worth going up hill to visit this castle. If I remember correctly, admission is 5 Euros. The view over looking of bay at Portofino is breath... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 1, 2015
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

Thought that this would be a highlight tourist spot, but it is in desperate need of repair and hospitality. The only positive is the view. A great spot for a picture. It will cost you 5€ per person to get in though. Hours are 10am-7pm. Walk is steep.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

If you are in Portofino, then its worth going up hill to visit this castle. If I remember correctly, admission is 5 Euros. The view over looking of bay at Portofino is breath taking. It is beautiful. There is also a patio that you can enjoy tea while taking in the picturesque view of Portofino.

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Yorba Linda, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

The views are worth the climb but don't waste your time going in the castle. It will take you about two minutes to go through the castle and a total waste of 5 euros. IMt is a tough climb up if you have bad knees but it is worth stopping along the way to take pictures

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

Reached via either the path from the church of San Georgio or the steep steps up from the far end of the harbour. A fairly plain piece of architecture but with an interesting history and the most wonderful views looking back at Portofino. 10 Euros entry but I think it was free to walk around the parkland/gardens below. There are... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

We`d arrived in Potofino early and ahead of the crowds so we walked up the steep but manageable path to the castle before it was too busy. The views from the castle windows are amazing but with the help of the interpretation boards it`s even more amazing to imagine what it was like when the family lived there, entertained and... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

It's not an overly steep walk to the Castello, but it takes a bit of effort on a sunny day. The castle itself isn't huge and doesn't take long to see all that has to offer, but the views from there are truly spectacular.

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Avalon Beach, Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

A great place to spend a couple of hours, and well worth the 5 Euro admission. Firstly, the views are the best possible in Portofino.... Then there is the history of the occupants ( and visitors) of the castle. Absolutely fascinating. Make sure you visit "the bunker" on the walk in (or out)

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Parkland, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

Beautiful grounds with amazing views. The Brown Castle is easy to tour with wonderful sights to be seen.

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Bassoues, France
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2015

On the day we went (a Tuesday) it was shut but one was able to go around the grounds. One hell of a climb so be aware. Well worth it for the views of the port

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015 via mobile

This is a must visit when in Portofino. It's way more than a traditional castle, it's a reflection of history and influential families over time. The views and museum pieces are great. Gardens are pretty with benches to just sit and admire the views high above the Mediteranian and the Marina di Portofino.

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Address: Address: Via alla Penisola 13a, Portofino, Italy
Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Liguria  >  Italian Riviera  >  Portofino

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