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Address: Via della Penisola 13a, 16034 Portofino, Italy
Phone Number: 393358371156
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$126.60*
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Genoa Shore Excursion: Private Day Trip to Portofino and Santa Margherita Ligure
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Genoa and Portofino Day Trip from Milan

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Best view of Portofino from here

It was well worth the climb to reach this beautiful place. The castle itself was very interesting especially the list of guests that stayed over the years. Best place to take... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed October 27, 2016
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Gwynedd, United Kingdom
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Gwynedd, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 27, 2016

It was well worth the climb to reach this beautiful place. The castle itself was very interesting especially the list of guests that stayed over the years. Best place to take photos of the bay and village

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Dungannon, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 26, 2016

During my recent 7 day painting holiday to Rapallo I took my small group of leisure painters to paint here on a day trip to Portofino. What a little gem of a painting location it is. It was a breathtaking artistic experience for my art group with so many possible views to paint. Only took 30 minutes to get there... More 

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Lisbon, Portugal
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 8, 2016

You have to walk up a little but it's worthwhile. You may try the different paths, at least return in a different one of the one used to get there. Not many thing to observe related to the castle itself, but it's nice though.

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Boise, Idaho
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 5, 2016

It's worth the walk. However, it costs 5 Euros to get in and you pretty much just get some great views from the terrace and a hint of what the house was like in its heyday.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 5, 2016 via mobile

Make no mistake, it's a good, solid hike from the harbor. But the view of the harbor is incredible and worth every step of the walk. Go thru the castle to the plaza facing the centro and head for one of the corners and snap pictures like crazy. The castle itself is fairly void of period pieces but the structure... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 27, 2016

Do not pass on the visit to the Brown Castle. The walk up is delightful and well worth it. I really wish a English speaking guide was present as you conjur many questions on your visit.

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Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 27, 2016

This castle on the top of the hill is so worth the visit even if it's just for the spectacular view of Portofino

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 19, 2016 via mobile

No trip is complete without going to Castello brown , not for the history or the art galleries inside or the private parties ... But for the most incredible views of entire Portofino ! Go in the morning as the sunset and evening light is in the wrong direction for good pics

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London
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 15, 2016 via mobile

Castello Brown is about a 15-20 minute walk uphill. Once you get there you pay an entrance fee of €5. I was happy to pay his and thought that it was a reasonable fee for the attraction. The views over Portofino are amazing and the actual castle is really interesting to walk around. You can also walk a bit further... More 

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Viterbo, Italy
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 13, 2016 via mobile

PORTOFINO The coastal road to get to the village, a sheer windy strip overlooking the sea. Down there the shiny water and a landscape that takes you breath away. It's all a wild tangle of greens an blues in all shades. Something so beautiful that brings tears to your eyes and makes your heart throb , while you fell suspended... More 

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