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Castello di Vezio

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On the top of Lago di Como

A mideval caste in good shape at the top of the hills above Varenna with fantastic view over the... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Beautiful views.

This is worth the hike up for the beautiful views of the lake below. The grounds are very pretty... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
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  • Poor2%
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“lake como”(55 reviews)
“worth the climb”(16 reviews)
“birds of prey”(54 reviews)
Suggested duration: < 1 hour
Via Del Castellano, 23828 Vezio, Perledo, Italy
+39 333 448 5975
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All reviews lake como worth the climb birds of prey amazing views castle grounds entrance fee great hike steep walk minute walk worth the effort eagle owl nice walk small cafe train station olive trees cobblestone path takes about minutes
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Reviewed 5 days ago

A mideval caste in good shape at the top of the hills above Varenna with fantastic view over the lake.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank StrandPal
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is worth the hike up for the beautiful views of the lake below. The grounds are very pretty and we especially liked the papier mache "ghosts" scattered about. I read that they slowly deteriorate over the year due to rain and snow and are...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank EuroTravelCoach
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Enjoyed an hour of walking around the grounds of the "castle" Most are in ruins. The cost is very reasonable [3 euros for seniors].

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank docbob0707
Reviewed 8 November 2018 via mobile

We were so upset. Took an hr. To reach there and found it was close. They should open for public in case any tourists climb up there.

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank usaneer3959
Reviewed 20 October 2018

First thing we did reaching Varenna off the navetta was to head for the castello. False start following the roadsign - but found eventually found the footpath off via Venini. Don't be fooled by the "20 minute walk claim", it is at least 30, fitness-challenging,...More

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank stanmansurrey
Reviewed 16 October 2018 via mobile

We decided last minute to do this hike! So glad we did! It is not like hiking from Monterosso to Vernazza but it is a bit of a steep hike! Bring water! There is a cafe by the castle and the views are amazing! Many...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank dmjm79
Reviewed 12 October 2018 via mobile

You'd have difficulty finding anywhere in Italy that isn't charming in it's own way, especially around Lake Como, but for me Varenna is the prettiest. For the best views, visit the Castello. You have 2 routes. Do yourself a favour and take the longer route...More

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank Antonio M
Reviewed 9 October 2018 via mobile

We walked up from Varenna to visit the castle and admire the views, and loved the experience. There is written information about the history of the castle in English; we found the details to be fascinating. We were advised to visit in the morning before...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank cab-80
Reviewed 4 October 2018 via mobile

The sound of those poor caged birds tore my heart out... Birds that should never have been born to sit tied to perches.... It was heartbreaking ....

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank linmcclin
Reviewed 3 October 2018

For the energetic, you can walk all the way up, or park halfway and walk the rest. There's a nice cafe where you can get your tickets and a refreshing drink. The tower itself is nothing special architecturally, but the views of the lake are...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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26 September 2018|
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Response from chef1Liverpool | Reviewed this property |
Hi there, I've only found one reference to the height which was 383metres. Doesn't sound much but it's a steep hike, but well worth it when you get your breath back!
4 July 2018|
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Response from Swinksy | Reviewed this property |
I’m sure you can get there by Taxi. There is a village close by, with just a short walk up the path to the castle. It only takes 20 minutes walking from Varenna, but it is a steep uphill walk. Take a cab if you have health... More
Vincent G
24 September 2017|
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Response from Taghnevan68 | Reviewed this property |
You might find it difficult to navigate the narrow streets that maze around the castle but you can always park up somewhere close to the castle and walk from there.