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Castello Brown, Portofino

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Castello Brown is located in Portofino. To visit Castello Brown on your holiday in Portofino, and find out what else Portofino has to offer, use our Portofino family vacation planner.
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  • We were so lucky to got to experience the most fanatical wedding here at the Castello Brown. It was stunning beautiful. The trip up was a little tiring as we had with us a child of almost 3 years in the penklær that was supposed to carry the bridesmaid, but both the trip up and down as well as the surrounding area was absolutely beautiful and it went just fine both in high shoes and nice clothes. Castello Brown is an absolute must if you are in Portofino.
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  • Despite being closed, we decided to take the route that leads to the castle to see the breathtaking views of the enchanting Bay of Portofino: much experience to be replicated.
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  • 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. Whe...  more »
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  • The view over Portofino is priceless. The Castle on its own is nothing special but the climb and the view are astounding.
  • I DIDN'T GET IN BUT THE CASTLE LOOKS IMPRESSIVE. I CAN IMAGINE THAT THE VIEWS FROM THE CASTLE ARE GREAT TOO.
  • Its a great experience to see the amazing view of castel brown. 5 euro for entrance.
  • Great view of the port from the look out. Paying 5 EUR for entry is worthwhile for the great view.
  • A flight of stairs signposted 'Salita San Giorgio' leads from the harbour and past the Chiesa di San Giorgio to Portofino's unusual castle, a 10-minute walk altogether (do confirm its open with the tourist office before setting out, as the castle often closes for private events). The Genoese-built castle saw action against the Venetians, Savoyards, Sardinians and Austrians, and later fell to Napoleon. In 1867 it was transformed by the British diplomat Montague Yeats Brown into a private mansion. The fabulous tiled staircase is one of the showpieces of the neo-Gothic interior, while there are great views from the garden. For a better outlook, continue for another 400m or so along the same track to the lighthouse . Prices admission €5 Opening hours 10am-7pm summer, 10am-5pm Sat & Sun winter