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Via della Penisola 13a, 16034 Portofino, Italy
+39 335 837 1156
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The view from the top is well worth the steep climb up the steps. It was quite humid the day we were here.

Thank SueB235
Reviewed 30 October 2018

The castle was originally built as a fortress in the 1550’s. What we appreciate today as great views, especially of the village, were once fields of fire for cannon mounted here. It was converted into the villa you see today in the mid 1800’s. I...More

Thank phat_dawg_21
Reviewed 22 October 2018

It's a bit of a hike but with lots of opportunities to stop and take in the views on the way up. and once you reach the Castello it's a 5euro per person entry fee, and then a few more steps further up to higher...More

Thank terrill03
Reviewed 4 October 2018 via mobile

Castle Brown was visible from our hotel so we decided to hike up and see it. There isn’t a lot to see inside. Many celebrities have visited it for different reasons and it has had numerous lives throughout the hundreds of years it has existed....More

Thank Debbie D
Reviewed 1 October 2018 via mobile

After arriving on a cruise ship in the morning, a walk up the hill, first climbing the stairs (not too bad as the railing was helpful) and then walking in a leisurely pace up a narrow tree-lined pedestrian path, the views of the harbor popped...More

Thank StephenL155
Reviewed 30 September 2018 via mobile

Great walk and impressive pictures overlooking Portofino. The castle has a lot of history that is showed in a short movie. Well worth the price of admission and the grounds are very well kept.

Thank rakams
Reviewed 29 September 2018 via mobile

Really nice walk, fantastic view down to Portofino. Strongly recommend the walk, but I don't know the castle. We didn't go in ... 😬

Thank johannesp191
Reviewed 28 September 2018 via mobile

This is a lovely castle to visit, quite compact and it is hard to imagine that it was a fighting castle. The view over Portofino is stunning. On the way up, the church and cemetery are a nice stop. The climb/walk up to the castle...More

2  Thank drpaigec
Reviewed 21 September 2018

Not Windsor Castle, but clean & well presented. Small pretty gardens & a few artifacts that are interesting. Nice surround video playback on top floor with choice of languages on recent history of building. Fantastic views of Portofino from virtually every window

Thank DW62
Reviewed 21 September 2018

We particularly enjoyed the collection of black and white photos showing film stars and famous people from a time long gone past. A few of the rooms have extensive compilations and I do believe we stopped and looked at each and every one. There is...More

1  Thank on_the_go_98765
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14 August 2018|
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Response from 407marcelar | 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
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.
21 January 2017|
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Response from WayneAZ | Reviewed this property |
We walked right up and bought tickets. Not needed in advance