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Brilliant views

Worth the short walk for the all round views, especially over Borghetto. 2 euros to go up the tower... read more

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Antony R
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If you're in the neighbourhood, climb and see

The castle looks great when visiting the nearby village of Borghetto, at day and lit up at night... read more

Reviewed 11 August 2017
John S
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From the top of the hill, the Scaliger Castle dominates Valeggio and the Mincio Valley with its unchanged and fascinating Medieval impressiveness. The ancient part of the castle was almost completely destroyed by the earthquake of 1117; only the...more
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Via degli Scaligeri, 37067, Valeggio Sul Mincio, Italy
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Reviewed today via mobile

Worth the short walk for the all round views, especially over Borghetto. 2 euros to go up the tower and walls.

Thank Antony R
Reviewed 11 August 2017

The castle looks great when visiting the nearby village of Borghetto, at day and lit up at night. The castle is a 10 min or so walk up from the bottom of the hill at Borghetto - via a path or via steep steps -...More

Thank John S
Reviewed 30 May 2017 via mobile

Good thing is stroll castel-borghetto, but there is not something really special about the castle, only views

Thank Clefai
Reviewed 29 April 2017 via mobile

There is no much left to visit but fir just 2€ you can climb up to the top of the tower and admire a breathtaking view. If you are not up for the climb, you can stop half way up and walk between the towers...More

Thank Sara L
Reviewed 22 August 2016

An interesting castle ruin, small but the views from the old battlements are stunning. Ned to be fit to get up there though.

Thank V3457ZErichardc
Reviewed 27 May 2016

I've been here with my wife and baby boy. I've taken a back baby carrier to make the climbing more comfort (Don't dare doing it with a stroller). After a 5 minutes walk up to the courtyard, we've understood that we can't climb all the...More

1  Thank amitgold
Reviewed 6 May 2016

Great ruin. Be mindful of footwear as all hard cemented stones and in rain the path up and down can be slippery.

Thank Mandy C
Reviewed 19 September 2015

It's an ideal place to have an amazing view of the landscape. It's easy to reach form the centre of Valeggio in ten minutes.

Thank Rinaldo S
Reviewed 1 September 2015

Fantastic preserved medieval castle of the Scaligeri family. Must see, otherway you don't understand the important history of Verona and surroundings.

Thank DeLucaPatrick
Reviewed 14 July 2015

Historic and awe inspiring. Whenever I visit a monument like this I wonder at the dexterity, the magnitude and the precision that the early Italians had for building without the use of technology. Not forgetting the magnificence and horrors these walls must have witnessed. Fantastic.

1  Thank John O
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