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Castello di Vezio, Perledo

4.4
#4 of 31 in Historic Sites in Lake Como
Castle Tourist Spot
Dominating a hillside village, Castello di Vezio once served as part of a medieval set of watchtowers. It's a steep climb up a mule path to the village, but the views from the top are more than rewarding. The castle hosts falconry displays on certain days--check the website for more info. Plan to visit Castello di Vezio during your Perledo vacation using our convenient Perledo vacation planner.
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  • Does not worth visiting unless you want to pay a ticket to see animal torturing (birds tied on stakes for 3 hours per day, then locked up in cages). Otherwise you can enjoy the view from too may other...  more »
  • We walked to the castle yesterday - it's a steep climb from the harbour (go up the narrow cobbled path next to hotel olivedo) and keep your eyes peeled for signs. It is very steep in places and mostly...  more »
  • We went up the path near Villa Monastero which took a good half an hour. It's quite a steep climb with narrow steps on part of the path and you need to give way to other people. However, we did it wit...  more »
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  • We visited the Castello as part of a walking tour with Vermont Biking Tours. Really enjoyed the site and were able to watch the raptors get run through their paces. A great hike from the town of Varenna if you are OK with he hills! This site was recently featured on the reality show Amazing Race.
  • Short but steep hike to the top, but has great views of the surrounding area. The castle itself is somewhat small
  • Great site management job by the local association that manages the castle to keep the place alive! Flowers and herbs make up a very pretty garden and the picturesce location probably offers one of the best views over lake Como. Extremelly atmosperic and enjoyable (steep walk up the hill included).
  • Amazing Tower over the mountain, completely renovated, with possibility to go on the top. A panoramic view of the Lecco Lake, from the garden around.
  • Very nice (small) castle and amazing views. Birds of prey are cool, too. I took off a star only because of the dogs. When you walk by Officine Lario, be warned: the Rottweiler and German Shepherd are not friendly.