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Castello Doria

Porto Venere, Italy
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“hard walk” (3 reviews)
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Porto Venere, Italy
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great view and worth the walk up to the top. We had a lovely morning walk and took in lots of photo opportunities along the way. Well worth it

Thank johjoyce
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The views from this castle were indeed very good. Looking down on the Church of St. Peter were stunning; however, unless we missed something, there was not much else to see or explore. The only area open to see was the amphitheater. There were no...More

Thank calota
Reviewed 1 October 2017

Was very surprised at how much there was to see and learn about inside the Castle Doria! Especially loved that it was right in the heart of Portevenere and we didn't have to travel to see it! Wonderful views of the harbor from the Castle!

Thank Hawk099
Reviewed 29 September 2017

Lots of stairs to get up to the top but you are rewarded with not only stunning views, but amazed at how the could possible have built this place up the hill with its commanding view of the harbor and town.

Thank A2freqtrav
Reviewed 23 September 2017

It dominates the town. Worth the climb for the stunning views, the Castello is not to be missed when in Portovenere.

Thank c b
Reviewed 16 August 2017 via mobile

The Doria family left quite a legacy here in Portovenere. Tourism has brought enormous new opportunities to the community.

Thank Andrew D
Reviewed 30 May 2017

The castle is accessed via the main street from the harbour area. The walk is quite hard but the views make the effort worthwhile.There is the pretty Church of San Pietro at the top and some attractive garden areas also. It is well worth a...More

Thank David E
Reviewed 4 May 2017

After a strong effort to go to the top for a visit of the very well conserved castle Doria, you will have a magnific view to the blue sea and Portovenere; the fortress defend the region Genova against the enemys; in the castle is nothing...More

Thank Manuela L
Reviewed 5 December 2016

My husband had our wedding at this castle and the experience has made our marriage more special <3 Be sure to bring comfortable shoes to the steep ascent. The views up the castle are unparalleled!

1  Thank lovetripsdd
Reviewed 9 November 2016

It was a long way up (just joking, it's an easy climb) and with a spectacular view so don't forget to take shots from every angle. My friend unfortunately bought a bottle of Ligurian oil before reaching the castle which is disappointing so please buy...More

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