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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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  • Heaven on earth, the most picturesque thing I've ever seen... Absolutely breathtaking, and so peaceful. Didn't want to leave! 
  • This Castello is in itself worth a visit (exhibitions and castle rooms), but great advantage is the super views of the city and port of Portofino as the peace lowlands here. Also, you have a glimpse of the Villa of Dolce + Gabbana, which is located right next to the Castle.
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  • 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 vil...  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