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Castello Brown

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Address: Via alla Penisola 13a, Portofino, Italy
Phone Number: 393358371156
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Portofino and San Fruttuoso Tour from San Gimignano
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Lovely short walk. Great vantage point.

A pleasant walk. Good to see Portofino from the other side of the bay. About 10 euros to go into the Castle ramparts.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 5 days ago
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

A pleasant walk. Good to see Portofino from the other side of the bay. About 10 euros to go into the Castle ramparts.

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The castle in itself offers little to the tourist. Not particularly decorated, some history behind but not comparable with other gems available in the Italian Riviera. The best characteristic of this castle is the amazing view over Portofino and the sea that during a sunny day is breathtaking. There is a small entry fee to be paid (5 euros). The... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The steep walk up to the castle is definitely worth it. The gardens surrounding the castle are a dream. Being amongst the fragrant flowers, and looking at the view of the Portofino harbor is something I will hold in my memory for a long time.

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folsom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The view is fantastic - worth the 10-15 min hike and the entry price (5 euro). Not much to see other than a fabulous panorama of Portofino, but we have no regrets that we went in.

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Edinburgh
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A wonderful situation just above Portofino that provides great views of the town. We walked from the port before 10 when the sun was at its coolest and the hill provided shade. The house itself is interesting but needs better signage. However the view is the star. Worth the trek.

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Ankara, Turkey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Best view of Portofino from the castle terrace. Great place to take scenery photos. They also organize small weddings!

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Definitely worth a visit and the climb is rewarded by panoramic views. If you go up the main path by the church you can come down through the gardens to the harbour. Not a lot to see inside but there is a glimpse of history. Adult entry Euro 5.

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Tromso, Norway
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A bit steep, but not at all difficult walk up to Castello Brown where you have the nicest view of Portofino. Strongly recommended! Portofino is such a lovely little village. We were there one day when it was not so crowded, walking around enjoying everything. The Castello Brown itself has a history, but I think it`s the view you go... More 

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It's a pleasant walk uphill through gardens to reach the castle.The interior has been restored with sculptures and paintings.It has an interesting history - dates back to Roman times and in 15th century provided defence for Portofino against the Venetians.The large terrace has spectacular views of Portofino's tiny harbour. This is obviously the spot where the postcard views are taken!... More 

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Istanbul, Turkey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Portofino is a romantic village with a lovely bay surrounded by colorful buildings. You may enjoy just being there with its magical atmosphere but the view above, from Castello Brown, is even more romantic and magical with a view of both side of the sea. If you ever go Portofino please spare 15?min up and 15 min return to see... More 

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