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Via San Francesco, 19018 Vernazza, Italy
+39 0187 812533
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All reviews worth the climb spiral staircase entrance fee short climb degree view ancient tower small fee great views from the top cinque terre difficulty walking vantage point birds eye view pay euros extra steps watch tower great view of the town castle area
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Reviewed 30 August 2017 via mobile

We climbed to the top of vernazzo and enjoyed a lovely pasta meal in Castello Doria - though one glass of wine came out dirty and we had to quibble with a short tempered waiter, generally the experience was great with good food, authentic cooking,...More

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank Twisted-Squirrel
Reviewed 27 August 2017

From La Spezia we took the train to Monterosso and then walked back all the way, following the track around the mountain, on the way passing by all the five villages of Cinque Terre. It was exhausting but exhilarating. We met hundreds of other trackers...More

Date of experience: May 2017
1  Thank Dimitris L
Reviewed 20 August 2017 via mobile

The stairs are fun. It's hidden entrance is down by the eater between the green and oink buildings. You can find the sign on the wall. It costs 1.5€ for entrance but don't hesitate to pay. You'll get some great pictures!

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank glogirl1023
Reviewed 7 August 2017

The view and the beauty is worth it ! A very high point of the area and great views of the ocean. Not too crowded and quite peaceful. There is a fee but it isn't much.

Date of experience: July 2017
Thank OMGYumYum
Reviewed 5 August 2017 via mobile

This is a nice area to beat the crowds at certain times of the day. It's worth visiting for the view alone.

Date of experience: May 2017
Thank The_road5
Reviewed 21 July 2017

I climbed the little castle by myself my partner didn't want to walk so i just did it quick. It was well worth it and to see the amazing views and just to relax and catch my breathe and take in the breeze.

Date of experience: July 2017
Thank UKtravelerone
Reviewed 19 July 2017

Not only all the views to Vernazza from this Castello are beautiful, you can also sense a Medieval character when you climb up there on the cliff on steep stairs, very narrow streets and even narrower snailshell-like stairs to the top of the main tower...More

Date of experience: July 2017
Thank KemikOjstra
Reviewed 16 July 2017

If you want to get a panoramic view of Vernazza and the sea, this is where you go to! It took us around 15 minutes to walk all the way up to the castle. I have back problems, but I didn't find it particularly hard...More

Date of experience: June 2017
3  Thank MichelleLeeCK
Reviewed 13 July 2017

What a great way to see Vernazza (and the rest of the Cinque Terra). Great views of the town and the sea!

Date of experience: June 2017
1  Thank auburnyellowrose
Reviewed 8 July 2017 via mobile

Definitely make it to the top - it's so worth it! It cost a couple of euros to enter, but it was great to see the coastline and village from above. A must see!

Date of experience: June 2017
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From 10 AM to 8 PM (entry gates closed at 7:45 PM) until 30 April From 10 AM to 9 PM (entry gates closed at 8:45 PM) after 30 April
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