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Castello Brown

Via della Penisola 13a, 16034 Portofino, Italy
+39 335 837 1156
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Via della Penisola 13a, 16034 Portofino, Italy
+39 335 837 1156
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Personally, Portofino is over-rated although it has a picturesque waterfront. To see how the wealthy vacation take the Hotel Splendido shuttle from the Marina up the mountain for a fantastic view. Sit on the verrenda and sip an expensive adult beverage while taking in the...More

Thank garnett h
Reviewed 1 week ago

Castle Brown is interesting. But the REAL reason you trek up that hill is to get THE MONEY SHOT of the harbor in Portofino. At the castle's forward left outlook point is THE spot where you can get it. Do a stupid selfie if you...More

Thank help32250
Reviewed 2 March 2017 via mobile

Well worth a visit. 16th century fortress with Roman origins. Surrounded by a typical Mediterranean garden and terraces with enchanting views Pleasant walk.

Thank Lily S
Reviewed 26 December 2016

Portofino unveils its full beauty from the top! Allocate enough time to climb the wonderful route heading to the castle. As you walk up, you will come across several stops for breathtaking photos. When you arrive at Portofino you can spend time mingling with people...More

1  Thank TQ_Travel-Quest
Reviewed 3 December 2016

Heaven on earth, the most picturesque thing I've ever seen... Absolutely breathtaking, and so peaceful. Didn't want to leave!

Thank Deb O
Reviewed 27 October 2016

It was well worth the climb to reach this beautiful place. The castle itself was very interesting especially the list of guests that stayed over the years. Best place to take photos of the bay and village

1  Thank Helenpenbryn
Reviewed 27 October 2016

During my recent 7 day painting holiday to Rapallo I took my small group of leisure painters to paint here on a day trip to Portofino. What a little gem of a painting location it is. It was a breathtaking artistic experience for my art...More

2  Thank Dermot C
Reviewed 8 October 2016

You have to walk up a little but it's worthwhile. You may try the different paths, at least return in a different one of the one used to get there. Not many thing to observe related to the castle itself, but it's nice though.

Thank LeonelSimoes
Reviewed 5 October 2016

It's worth the walk. However, it costs 5 Euros to get in and you pretty much just get some great views from the terrace and a hint of what the house was like in its heyday.

1  Thank RichardBoise
Reviewed 5 October 2016 via mobile

Make no mistake, it's a good, solid hike from the harbor. But the view of the harbor is incredible and worth every step of the walk. Go thru the castle to the plaza facing the centro and head for one of the corners and snap...More

Thank Wiggleglass
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Is there any transportation to the castle for those with walking difficulties. If not can the walk be done slowly with a cane in less than a couple of hours easy walking? Thanks
15 May 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.
What are the hours of operation for the Castle? Do we need to book tickets ahead of time?
21 January 2017|
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Response from tata_damon | Reviewed this property |
Not really i guess if you go in a weekend the office tickets will be a little busier than week days is all depends i guess