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Via della Penisola 13a, 16034 Portofino, Italy
+39 335 837 1156
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All reviews worth the climb steep walk stunning views entry fee enchanted april house museum small castle black and white photos interesting history photo opportunities well worth the effort vantage point nice walk enjoy the view walk around few hours visited portofino
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Reviewed 1 week ago 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 2 weeks ago 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 Stephen L
Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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 2 weeks ago 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 Johannes P
Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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

1  Thank drpaigec
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 3 weeks ago

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
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Its quite a hike to get to the castle and lots of stairs in the castle but it is a great place to tour. I really liked walking through the many levels of the castle. I love all the materials used such as Italian marble,...More

Thank Debbie W
Reviewed 6 September 2018 via mobile

Steep walk up to the castle but you get a fantastic view. You can see why they built it here! Friendly ticket seller who gave us a small guide to the building. Really glad we walked up!

Thank Katharyn P
Reviewed 17 August 2018 via mobile

Although you have the climb a bit, it is totally worth the view from above. For sure you must visit when in Portofino.

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14 August 2018|
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Response from Marcela R | 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 Wayne S | Reviewed this property |
We walked right up and bought tickets. Not needed in advance