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Castello di Lerici

Piazza San Giorgio 1, Lerici, Italy
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Ranked #2 of 13 Attractions in Lerici
Type: Castles, Museums
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burlingame
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197 reviews 197 reviews
74 attraction reviews
141 helpful votes 141 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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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
12 helpful votes 12 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
41 helpful votes 41 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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40 attraction reviews
94 helpful votes 94 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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London
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6 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2014

If you go to Lerici is a must to go to the Castle. The wind here is a light breeze that really makes you breath the beauty of the place

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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2014 via mobile

If you are looking for a lovely stay in CInque terra area , don't miss Lerici ! not too crowded and really close to everything ... Really a charming place!   Don't miss the beautiful 12th century castle, and the lovely restaurant right below its walls : Cicillo . We spent a week in the perfect base to explore  Cinque... More

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Richmond, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2013

Lerici is really a must! Visit this lovely relaxing village facing the beach, enjoy the walk nearby the waves and make time for climbing the way uop to the Castle. This huge building has been built obviously as a military defense fortification, to found over the horizon line someone trying to come in with no friendly attitude. Today, lost its... More

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Swansea, United Kingdom
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3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2013

Excellent views from the castle of Lerici, San Terenzo and across the bay to Portovenere. There was an exhibition about dinosaurs - not worth the 4 euro entry though. Would have preferred to see what the castle looked like originally. You don't need to go in for the views.

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