Castello Brown
Castello Brown
4.5
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BigSur707
Miami Beach, FL382 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2021
Short but steep walk up to the castle from the harbor in Portofino. The views from the castle as absolutely amazing and not to be missed if you are visiting Portofino for the first time. The entry price at Euro 5 is very reasonable and worth it.
Written June 6, 2021
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Jason S
Melbourne, Australia1,689 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2023 • Solo
It’s all about the views, maybe 10 minute walk from church up hill but easy walk with nice path.

Castle overlooks the town that is picture perfect, I was lucky to visit on a nice day amazing.

Castle not very big and nothing inside jumps out at you with any WOW factor.

It’s all about the view so would recommend visiting castle having a quick look, then take in the views.
Written August 1, 2023
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Lynette0708
Shanghai, China1,227 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Solo
Definitely worth a visit!

Also the view from our hotel is breathtaking, still worth a visit to Castello Brown as from its top, there is a wider view.

Entry ticket EUR5 - well bit costy but it’s Portofino, so~ I enjoyed my visit there.
Written August 21, 2023
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Dutch-Mikey
Le Havre, France1,146 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2021
It's a climb to get here, but the view is worth it. The castle is not so shabby either, and with a lot of history (Churchill once was here... God knows how he got to the top).

The rooms are pretty bare, but several photos explain the history. But the view are incredible.
Written July 10, 2021
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Mark S
Norwich, UK41 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2012 • Friends
Once debarking from the bus or car whichever the mode of travel, once walked through the little streets to the Marina, it is easily sign posted.

Allow a good 10 to 15 minute walk (staged walk) up to the castle. The entrance fee at time of writing was 5 euro's payable upon entry. The attraction is breath taking and if you thought the marina and shops were something to look at, once you start the stair climb and view the lower plateau's every time it is a wow factor.

Had alot of interesting things inside as well as appreciating the castle and port views, the assortment of celeb's ranging from Humphrey Bogart, Laurel and Hardy, Marlon Brando, Louis Armstrong, Joan Collins, and Grace Kelly, Jane Mansfield to name a few who graced themselves in the 1950's
Written October 22, 2012
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QueenMimi
Cincinnati, OH545 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2012 • Couples
We arrived in Portofino in the morning. We walked down to the harbor and asked where to start the walk to Castello Brown. A man painting the outside of the Yacht Club (no yachts around!) indicated some steps to us. We started the climb up the hill. It took us a little while but we were in no hurry, just enjoying the day. When we reached the castle there was a 5 euro entrance charge. Once inside, I thought that the gardens were somewhat disappointing. However, the views from the castle and the terrace were stunning. It was a good place to just sit and enjoy the sea breezes, sun on your face and beautiful views. The castle and its history is somewhat interesting. Everyone seemed to be fascinated by the black and white pictures on the wall of the famous people that have visited Portofino. The castle itself is almost completely empty. When we left, we went down a path to the left that took us back to the harbor by a different pathway.
Written May 23, 2012
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jstaines72
Malibu, CA369 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2019 • Couples
The best way to get the perfect view of Portofino is by climbing up to Castello Brown. There are two ways to go. You can go from the Marina but that is 185 stairs straight up. Another way is from the main square Piazza Martiri dell’ Olivetta. Look for Trattoria Tripoli, go past it and turn left onto Salita S. Giorgio. This gives you a more gradual climb to Castello Brown. It will be worth it!
Written October 7, 2019
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krh0lt
Woking, UK1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2018 • Family
After reading the recommendations, we wanted to walk up to Castello Brown with our 8, 5 and 2 year olds. We were slightly apprehensive but followed the route from the main village square and managed the walk in about 15 minutes. There was minimal moaning from the children even in +30° heat. We had a pleasant wander round the castle grounds at the top, enjoyed a rest on the benches and the views were just beautiful! We then walked back down the coastal path.
Written August 11, 2018
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AyeWander
Boston, MA56 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2019 • Friends
...But the view is unparalleled. We walked uphill to Castello Brown in the middle of a heat wave but once we got there, it was amazing. The views back to Portofino are stunning. And to be honest, that's the only reason we went there. It was worth the 5euro admission just to see the view.
Written July 18, 2019
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kathy b
Ashby de la Zouch, UK4,082 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2015 • Couples
We`d arrived in Potofino early and ahead of the crowds so we walked up the steep but manageable path to the castle before it was too busy. The views from the castle windows are amazing but with the help of the interpretation boards it`s even more amazing to imagine what it was like when the family lived there, entertained and had parties. WOW....what an interesting life they had. We had delicious Italian coffee in the rose gardens and sat quietly and enjoyed the view before the crowds arrived . Respect for the staff who keep this garden on a cliff edge so beautiful. Thank you.
Written June 24, 2015
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