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Castello Doria

Porto Venere, Italy
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“hard walk” (3 reviews)
“entrance fee” (3 reviews)
“san pietro” (3 reviews)
Porto Venere, Italy
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 6 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

Thank theresadelblues
Reviewed 24 October 2016

Not a lot to see in the castle itself, but its worth the long uphill walk through the old town for spectacular views

1  Thank rfichera
Reviewed 10 September 2016 via mobile

If for no other reason the entrance fee (€5) is worth it just for the view. They could do so much more with this space, I'm sure there's local artisans that would happily set up their arts, crafts and food if given the opportunity.

1  Thank Theresa D
Reviewed 6 July 2016

This is to not a must do activity, but is great for a morning walk and the views from the castle are nice. Only some of the original walls of the castle (fort) remain.

1  Thank May D
Reviewed 24 June 2016

It has very pretty views and a good amount of walking can be done there. There are many small paths that take you around the town which allows for a more intimate and off the beaten track tour of the Portovenere.

Thank lonameza1
Reviewed 8 May 2016

Lovely surprise we had when we decided to enter this attraction, we were even wondering if it was worth it to pay, but I gotta say it was probably one of the highlights of our long weekend in le cinque terre. This outsider (Porto Venere)...More

Thank andrezstar
Reviewed 9 April 2016 via mobile

Castello Doria was built in the sixteenth century by the Genoese on pre-existing Roman Byzantine and medieval fortifications. The cost to tour the castle is only €5 and is certainly worth that just for the splendid views of the harbor and the village.

1  Thank Dave D
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