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Castello dei Doria, Dolceacqua
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  • We went to this small village above Ventimiglia to see the Doria Castle but when we got there we haven't taken an instant impression, there seemed one of those countries old (not old!) and even sloppy but it had been just a first impression. First, we walked along a path uphill towards the Castle and realised that this village had in store. On the way to the Castle opens a maze of alleys some right under galleries with fruit and vegetable shops or souvenirs, paintings, prints. etc.etc. very, very characteristic. Then you get to the castle itself, there are guides, you pay an entrance fee of 6 euros (5 for the over-65s) and in a smaller room just after the entrance you can see a video guide with all the history of Doria. The visit lasts about one or two hours and from the top you can admire a beautiful view of the surroundings and especially of the old bridge that links the village to the rest of the town. Between history and legend it is said that Nicholas Doria had introduced the law of "droit de seigneur" and the husband of one of the girls that Doria had tried in vain to keep and which to this refusal had been thrown from the castle walls, of introduction at night in her room, had imposed and obtained the abolition of this law and that compared with this, marriageable girls had set up a feast that is celebrated even today which is called the "michetta", cookie in the shape of small potato among other very good that one buys in bakery or pastry shops. Recommend a visit to anyone who has good legs because it looks very interesting.
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  • This ruined castle overlooking the village that must be visited along with the rest of the country. Itself and the visit does not say almost nothing, but the grandeur of the Castle characterizes everything else.
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  • that passed around there you can't stop to visit this village and its castle dominate the whole area on the Hill. town perched surra Hill with narrow cobblestone and stone and castle high all (albeit in ruins but well taken in restructuring) particularly impressive.
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  • Nice to look at from the outside, but not worth to go inside..
  • A castle in a beautiful setting but to consider that is a ruin, open to what's left but nothing more. You can enjoy great views of the village of Dolceacqua but in the end it all comes down to this. Six euros per person maybe too many.
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  • Beautiful sin that is little more than a ruin
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  • A beautiful castle with interesting exhibits inside. Balustrades you can enjoy a beautiful view of the Valley.
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  • The lanes are very pretty. I recommend if you want to stroll in the surrounding area.
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