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Address: Castle of Monterosso | San Cristoforo, Monterosso al Mare, Italy

The medieval Torre Aurora or Dawn Tower separates the old part of...

The medieval Torre Aurora or Dawn Tower separates the old part of Monterosso from the new part (Fegina).

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very impressive

Very impressive. It easily accessible and you would pass it while walking from one part of town to the other.

Reviewed October 24, 2016
Elizabethton, Tennessee

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Bucharest, Romania
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94 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a Medieval Era Clock Tower and can be seen from quite a long distance.This is one of the emblems of the town that is just not to be missed. Also the sea view is wonderful

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Spokane, Washington
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124 reviews
83 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed November 1, 2016

The views from this castle are amazing. The history is incredible. I loved seeing this great piece of history.

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Elizabethton, Tennessee
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115 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed October 24, 2016

Very impressive. It easily accessible and you would pass it while walking from one part of town to the other.

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New Milford, NJ
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42 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed October 14, 2016

It's just a short hike from the beach to Dawn Tower & it's definitely worth the walk for the views from the top.

Thank KARS929
Kelowna, Canada
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398 reviews
192 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 121 helpful votes
Reviewed September 30, 2016

This tower, like the church and tower in the town square, help you to see beyond the tourists to what the village was like in the past. You can readily get a good view of the tower from the shore or even better from the stairway up to the old Caputian Monastery. If you chose the overland route to the... More 

1 Thank Terry L
Denver, Colorado
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43 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed June 26, 2016

This was really interesting and we would have missed it if we had taken the tunnel from the old town to the new town. There is an old nazi fortification "pill box" next to the tower. It is eerie, but you can go right in. Fascinating.

3 Thank mkhogan
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37 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed June 22, 2016

really people there is almost no climb to this tower. You need to walk upwards a bit and then downwards. It's even wheelchair/stroller accessible. You must be mistaken this with the trail that starts a bit farther away to Vernazza. Yes you have a nice view over the 'harbor' from here and it's nicer than walking through the tunnel to... More 

1 Thank Lizzy V
Linz, Austria
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259 reviews
187 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 122 helpful votes
Reviewed May 22, 2016

This former defence tower is situated between the old and the new parts of the village and a tunnel takes the road behind the tower. The tower is now a private residence.

Thank rodneycs
Johannesburg, South Africa
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657 reviews
229 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 317 helpful votes
Reviewed May 2, 2016

The walk was worth it - the views over the sea is beautiful. Enjoy the fresh air and pause often to drink in the beauty of the Liguarian seaside.

Thank Kardoesie
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112 reviews
36 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed October 10, 2015 via mobile

The tower itself is quite uninspiring, but the views are very much worth the climb up. You can tie this in nicely with a trip to the Capuchin Monastery too.

1 Thank Sam W

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