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All reviews worth the climb steep walk black and white photos awesome views entry fee enchanted april house museum path that leads film stars small castle castle grounds interesting history worth the effort photo opportunities nice walk walk around few hours
The castle was originally built as a fortress in the 1550’s. What we appreciate today as great views, especially of the village, were once fields of fire for cannon mounted here.
It was converted into the villa you see today in the mid 1800’s.
It's a bit of a hike but with lots of opportunities to stop and take in the views on the way up. and once you reach the Castello it's a 5euro per person entry fee, and then a few more steps further up to higher...More
Castle Brown was visible from our hotel so we decided to hike up and see it. There isn’t a lot to see inside. Many celebrities have visited it for different reasons and it has had numerous lives throughout the hundreds of years it has existed....More
After arriving on a cruise ship in the morning, a walk up the hill, first climbing the stairs (not too bad as the railing was helpful) and then walking in a leisurely pace up a narrow tree-lined pedestrian path, the views of the harbor popped...More
This is a lovely castle to visit, quite compact and it is hard to imagine that it was a fighting castle. The view over Portofino is stunning. On the way up, the church and cemetery are a nice stop. The climb/walk up to the castle...More
Not Windsor Castle, but clean & well presented. Small pretty gardens & a few artifacts that are interesting. Nice surround video playback on top floor with choice of languages on recent history of building. Fantastic views of Portofino from virtually every window
We particularly enjoyed the collection of black and white photos showing film stars and famous people from a time long gone past. A few of the rooms have extensive compilations and I do believe we stopped and looked at each and every one. There is...More
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The ticket is 5 euros. The castle is quite small and simple, but it is a must because of the views. I took the best pictures of Portofino there. It also has a nice collection of photographs of celebrities who visited the... More
The ticket is 5 euros. The castle is quite small and simple, but it is a must because of the views. I took the best pictures of Portofino there. It also has a nice collection of photographs of celebrities who visited the island in the past.
We are in the early stages of planning our wedding in Portofino (June 2008) and would really appreciate some help!! We do not have an unlimited budget but have really set our hearts on the area!! Does anyone know of a good wedding planner in the Portofino/SML area? Ceremony at Castello Brown -v- Abbey - any recommendations? We are looking at accomodation for our guests relatively close to portofino but with less of a stretch on the budget - any recommendations? Would it be...More
January 25, 2007|
The Splendido would be an excellent venue for a reception but budget for a minimum of £75 per heads SML is 5kms and Rapallo 8kms from Portofino and you can not get to Portofino without going through SML there will be a greater selection of reasonable hotels. The Best Western Regina Elena would be a good choice in SML as it is on the road to Portofino. The train should be no problem from pisa to sml although it is a walk to the regina elena from the station
Castello Brown (3 Replies)
Hello travellers, If you have seen the movie " Enchanted April " and then visited Castello Brown, could you tell me if you recognized some of the rooms we saw in the movie ? The climb to get there; how steep is it ? Thank you, Masaryk
September 15, 2015|
I have not seen the film but I read the book while on holiday and loved it. It is a little bit of a walk above the harbour in Portofino. I would think it took us about 15 minutes in total. You can enjoy the views across the garden much like Lady Caroline did and it is easy to imagine the group from the 1920s having their Enchanted April.
Grass Valley, California
Getting to Castello Brown (2 Replies)
What is the best way to get to Castello Brown from Florence or vicinity? I couldn't find any tours from Florence to just the Castle - is there train service, or will we need to take a taxi? Thanks!
January 18, 2017|
You will have to get to Santa Margherita Ligure by train and then bus/taxi/or walk to Portofino. The castello is on the far side of the harbor and up a steep path from where you enter Portofino. An early morning train from Florence will take you between 3.5 an 4.5 hours to get to SML. TAB