Castello di Vezio, Perledo

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#4 of 31 in Historic Sites in Lake Como
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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  • August 18, 2017
    Beautiful excursion to the castle of Vezio from where you can admire the Lake Como a splendour. So worth it. At 15:30 everyday there is the falconry. The ticket costs €4 and they are really good!
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  • August 18, 2017
    It is the second time that we go to visit this castle and I must say it is always very nice. This time we parked nn right near the village to take a short walk on the path of the Wayfarer that leads directly into the village and from there you get comfortably to the Castle. My 3 years old boy did the route on foot. At the ticket office are delivering an information brochure that explains in detail what you are watching, as if it were a guide! We went on a Wednesday and unfortunately it is the only day where nn it is possible to see the Raptors exposed inside the Castle. For the rest everything is very nice, we got a hot day but beautiful and the view from up there is priceless!
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  • August 16, 2017
    Located in Vezio has privileged views of the Lake. You can walk from Varenna (30 min) by mountain trail. Entry costs € 4. The castle is decorated with plaster statues. At the entrance there are some birds of prey.
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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.

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