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Castello di Lerici

Address: Piazza San Giorgio 1, Lerici, Italy
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Ranked #3 of 13 Attractions in Lerici
Type: Castles, Sights & Landmarks, Museums
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Type: Castles, Sights & Landmarks, Museums

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

We had a great walk to Lerici Castle, Lerici Castle is right nearby the city centre and there is a very nice restaurant right below its walls, enter the tunnel from Lerici dock and exit on the other side, you will find a Cicillo restaurant and a tiny beach. If you would like a great place to stay in Lerici... More 

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Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan, Canada
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40 reviews 40 reviews
17 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

The castle has been turned into a dinosaur museum, and a toy museum. We would have preferred that it remain as the grand castello it was, but I understand why they turned it into a museum. That said, it is an incredible structure.

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87 reviews 87 reviews
33 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

There is a small fee to pay for this attraction although it is all worth it - take your time and climb the many steps to the top and enjoy the amazing views.

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Ghent, Belgium
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78 reviews 78 reviews
6 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

The castle of Lerici is in very good shape and very beautifull, certainly in the evening. You can walk from this castle to the one in San Terenzo. It takes about 45 min - 1 hour, but is a very nice walk.

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216 reviews 216 reviews
82 attraction reviews
146 helpful votes 146 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

Decided to check out the castle but the steps from the beach seemed a bit steep. So we went around through the town and found a gentler path. The castle has many room that are fairly dark and they are featuring a dinosaur exhibit. Some children and parents were enjoying the display. There is a small amount of outdoor space... More 

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15 reviews 15 reviews
5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

My boýs age 5 and 8 really loved the combination of castle and dino's and I found the small fossil exhibit interesting. The view from the castle is stunning, but the rooftop is not very well maintained. Only few of the posters in the exhibit was in English.

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La Spezia, Italy
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10 reviews 10 reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2014

Don't go ! The lift is always out of order and if you organize a wedding over there you can forget to see your guests again as everybody will be destroyed after having reached the castle top salons without lift !

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Split-Dalmatia County, Croatia
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56 attraction reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

My partner stayed here in 1970, when it was a youth hostel run by an eccentric woman named Madi. She had a checkered past and was part of the Italian Resistance in WWII. I can imagine the expenses to maintain a castle and Madi ran into the same problem. In addition, the local politicians and Madi had their disagreements over... More 

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Champaign, Illinois
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228 reviews 228 reviews
43 attraction reviews
99 helpful votes 99 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2014

Besides to marvel at the impressive castle perched on the side of a very step hill over Lerici..the other main reason is to enjoy the views. If you approach the castle from the promenade make sure you look at the natural gardening along the sides and below the castle...just amazing

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20 reviews 20 reviews
6 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2014

Romantic and breath taking views Climb the stirs to the top or take the lift Amazing place Do not miss this!

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