Castello Baradello

Castello Baradello, Como: Hours, Address, Castello Baradello Reviews: 4/5

Castello Baradello
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Saturday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Sunday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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Discover a 360° breathtaking view over the city of Como and its Lake. The Baradello Castle is the symbol of Como and one of the most important historical monuments in the Lake Como area. Built by Emperor Federico Barbarossa on previous fortifications and located in a strategic and spectacular position, it dominates the city and its lake. From the top of its high tower, the view is breathtaking and its walls have been witnesses to all the most important historical events of Northern Italy. Immersed in the green of a protected natural park, it is accessible with beautiful and easy walks from several points of the city and its visit is an unforgettable experience, an incredible immersion in the history, nature, and soul of this territory The castle can be visited only with a guided tour. (EN/IT). You can choose a standard visit in the weekends or a private tour at the time you prefer. Check availabilities on our calendar!
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Angelo O
Jeddah, Saudi Arabia214 contributions
Aug 2021
Visiting Como it’s a must spend 2-3 hours to reach the top of the hill to visit the tower symbol of Como.
The guide tour explains very well the history of the city and all the figures around the tower building in different steps and the battles happened in the centuries.
Close the tower there us a nice location for picnic and a small restaurant with outdoor places.
Written August 20, 2021
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Daryse R
9 contributions
Aug 2015 • Friends
Very nice views of our lovely Como. The trekking is short and easy (in mountain bike is even simpler). Lovely to spend some afternoon time. Restaurant at the top, but I have not tried it.
Written September 5, 2015
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Manuela L
Luxembourg City, Luxembourg7,086 contributions
Jul 2017 • Family
If you stay for more day's in Como you can make the nice walk to visit Baradello Castle,
you must inform you, sometimes it's closed; you will enjoy a famous view.
Written June 21, 2018
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Fleischmoudi
Zurich, Switzerland14 contributions
Cautioned by the reviews of fellow visitors we checked at the hotel reception whether the castle was open that day. The gentle lady consulted the web and confirmed it was open. Hence we drove up the hill as far as feasible, parked the car and then hiked to the top (sneakers recommended). When reaching the entrance it turned out the lady was wrong (or the website was confusing or incorrect). What ever the reason may be, to hopefully spare disappointments like this I post the foto of the sign showing the opening hours for 2014.
Written May 25, 2014
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antondp88
Canton of Ticino, Switzerland94 contributions
After a long walk we find everything closed and locked. No sight what so ever over the city or surrounding due to heavy vegetation. No info telling us about openings. Everything in bad condition and vandalised. Typical italian disaster, nice things totally left behind.
Written April 26, 2014
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SeanKennaway
Melbourne, Australia371 contributions
Sep 2018 • Couples
We walked 30 minutes from the middle of town to the base, then 45 minutes up the track to the castle to find it CLOSED! It’s not an easy hike for old people. How about a sign at the bottom to say it’s CLOSED! Incredibly poor organization and poor sign posting.
Written September 6, 2018
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AWebb89
112 contributions
Mar 2017 • Couples
The timetable for when the castle is actually accessible is at the top, by the castle, so pointless planning in advance. It was a nice walk and I'm sure the views are spectacular however the gates were locked, and whoever is in charge had no intention of opening for another month, so we were unable to enjoy them to their full potential.
Written March 31, 2017
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Ciara H
Barcelona, Spain18 contributions
Sep 2017 • Couples
I do this castle walk every morning when I go to Como. From Via Milano to the top and back again is just over an hour. It is steep at parts but not long. The view at the top is lovely however the gates to see the actual castle are general locked so you don't see much of that. Would highly recommend!
Written September 25, 2017
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FredBOZFUN
Orange187 contributions
Apr 2017 • Couples
You have to have a look at this magnificent structure. If nothing else the walk will get you a thirst and walk off breakfast. Worth boat ride.
Written May 20, 2017
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Alise L
33 contributions
Sep 2016 • Couples
The climb up is pretty hard (at least for not very sporty people) but view up there is amazing! We spent up there at least an hour, just watching and enjoying. Castle is not open every day but even when it is closed, you can climb almost to it. Also there are chairs and tablez so you can have picnic there.
Written September 13, 2016
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