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Castello Brown

Address: Via alla Penisola 13a, Portofino, Italy
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Ranked #5 of 11 Attractions in Portofino
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Castles, Sights & Landmarks
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Type: Castles, Sights & Landmarks

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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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MELBOURNE
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12 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

Please Please visit this place if it is not for the castle and the history it is for the views ! AMAZING ! Well worth the hike to the top of the hill ! you will love it. there is even a beautiful court yard that you can have a drink and take in the amazing atmosphere... ! a must

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Sao Paulo, SP
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

worth going up the hill for the view and pictures if it is a nice clear day. Nothing to see in the castle.

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Calgary, Canada
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88 helpful votes 88 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

You are rewarded with superb views from the short ascent to this well kept castle. Many, many photo opportunities. The very best way to view Portofino.

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Yellowknife, NWT
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

If you are in Portofino, you must walk up to the Castle. Go for the views of the harbour, which is outstanding, if for nothing else

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Manchester, NH
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 via mobile

When you go to Portofino PLEASE do not miss Castello Brown. The castle itself is not exciting but the views are exceptional.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

The castle is only moderately interesting, but the view of the port is exceptional from the vantage point of the castle. We would recommend that you walk to the castle along the lovely path along the sea and then take in the view from the castle.

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Scottsdale
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

While we ran out of time to go in we did walk up the steep hill from the harbor and under the aged high walls. It sits majestically at the top looking down over the small harbor of Portofino and offers great views.

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Skipton
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014

We recently visited Portofino and walked up to Castello Brown. The walk both up and down on different paths offered great views and we were hoping the Castello would be equally impressive. Yes the view was great but the attraction did not offer anything else of note. My advise, do the walk up and down but bypass the Castello, you... More 

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