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Castello Brown

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Address: Via della Penisola 13a, 16034 Portofino, Italy
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Well worth a visit. 16th century fortress with Roman origins. Surrounded by a typical Mediterranean garden and terraces with enchanting views Pleasant walk.

Reviewed 2 March 2017
Lily S
Florence, Italy
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Florence, Italy
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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
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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260 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
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 in the main passage of the small village. There are, however, a number of other... More 

1 Thank TQ_Travel-Quest
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
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
Gwynedd, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
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
Dungannon, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
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 group with so many possible views to paint. Only took 30 minutes to get there... More 

2 Thank Dermot C
Lisbon, Portugal
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
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
Boise, Idaho
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47 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 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
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
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 pictures like crazy. The castle itself is fairly void of period pieces but the structure... More 

Thank Wiggleglass
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 September 2016

Do not pass on the visit to the Brown Castle. The walk up is delightful and well worth it. I really wish a English speaking guide was present as you conjur many questions on your visit.

1 Thank Jay B
Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 September 2016

This castle on the top of the hill is so worth the visit even if it's just for the spectacular view of Portofino

Thank mcp19752014

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