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Via della Penisola 13a, 16034 Portofino, Italy
+39 335 837 1156
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All reviewsworth the climbsteep walkstunning viewsentry feeenchanted aprilhouse museumsmall castleblack and white photosinteresting historyphoto opportunitieswell worth the effortvantage pointnice walkenjoy the viewwalk aroundfew hoursvisited portofino
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Steep walk up to the castle but you get a fantastic view. You can see why they built it here! Friendly ticket seller who gave us a small guide to the building. Really glad we walked up!

Thank Katharyn P
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Although you have the climb a bit, it is totally worth the view from above. For sure you must visit when in Portofino.

2  Thank gionela85
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

We hiked up the path that leads to the castle, church and faro. It was a nice short hike. The castle was beautiful and it cost 5 euro per person. Kids were free. The position of the castle allowed for some beautiful pictures. The gardens...More

1  Thank fifa3
Reviewed August 11, 2018 via mobile

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...More

3  Thank krh0lt
Reviewed August 6, 2018

We were not expecting to be doing any hiking but it was well worth it! If you aren't interested in the history of the home the views are worth the hike. We got some great pictures of the city of Portofino from there.

1  Thank BH604000
Reviewed August 4, 2018 via mobile

Thee place to view portofino in its entirety steep stepped walk to it doors but we'll worth the effort even on a hot tiring day

1  Thank martin k
Reviewed August 2, 2018

A lovely walk from the port up to Castle Brown. Wonderful views all round and very interesting collection of photographs of visitors to the castle and film stars visiting Portofino. Well with the 5 Euro charge to go in.

1  Thank Planetfoody
Reviewed July 22, 2018

The hike up to Castello Brown is worth it as you can see a different perspective of the harbor from the top. Note that there are many stairs and some are uneven. It costs 5 euros to enter the castle grounds. Not much to see...More

2  Thank bondoobay
Reviewed July 21, 2018 via mobile

A lovely walk along a path with steps that leads you up to the church. €5 to enter and totally worth it for the views. Stunning!

1  Thank Lizzie B
Reviewed July 13, 2018 via mobile

The views from all angles are absolutely beautiful.! The inside is very simple and from what I could see it seems to be used for special events, which if you can afford it would make a perfect destination wedding venue.

1  Thank Miriam C
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August 13, 2018|
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Response from Marcela R | Reviewed this property |
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
May 14, 2017|
Response from Lily S | Reviewed this property |
It took me about 30 minutes to climb. It's a solid hike. Not sure if there is any transportation available. The views are breathtaking.
January 20, 2017|
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Response from Wayne S | Reviewed this property |
We walked right up and bought tickets. Not needed in advance