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Castello Scaligero

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Great views of the area from the castle's tower

We drove to the top of the mountain and parked right next to the castle's entry in a parking... read more

Reviewed 18 September 2018
Verona, Italy
Worth the climb

If you are passing by then it’s with a visit to see the surrounding views. The stairs are great... read more

Reviewed 3 September 2018
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From the top of the hill, the Scaliger Castle dominates Valeggio and the Mincio Valley with its unchanged and fascinating Medieval impressiveness. The ancient part of the castle was almost completely destroyed by the earthquake of 1117; only the...more
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Via degli Scaligeri, 37067, Valeggio Sul Mincio, Italy
+39 045 795 1880
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Absolutely stunning castle ruins dominating the stunning village of Borghetto sul Mincio. We walked all the way uphill through the 101 stairs to reach the top of the hill where the castle is settled. Amazing landscape from there, it was a beautiful evening with a...More

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Reviewed 18 September 2018

We drove to the top of the mountain and parked right next to the castle's entry in a parking designated to visitors. It was a weekday and there were very few visitors. We were told that weekends are a lot busier. We enjoyed the views...More

Thank Tedy53
Reviewed 10 September 2018 via mobile

The castle on the hill is accessed from near the central church and is up a steep walk but worth every step. Views are spectacular . It was closed when we went but it was still worth the walk

Thank Alisonlol
Reviewed 3 September 2018 via mobile

If you are passing by then it’s with a visit to see the surrounding views. The stairs are great exercise!

Thank alonsegs
Reviewed 30 August 2018 via mobile

Maybe just another derelict castle in Europe but a very pleasant walk from the town square and a beaut view looking across the town in one direction and to the Alps in the other. We were pleased we made the effort simply to get the...More

Thank ChristineD632
Reviewed 16 July 2018 via mobile

Worth the short walk for the all round views, especially over Borghetto. 2 euros to go up the tower and walls.

Thank Antony R
Reviewed 12 August 2017

The castle looks great when visiting the nearby village of Borghetto, at day and lit up at night. The castle is a 10 min or so walk up from the bottom of the hill at Borghetto - via a path or via steep steps -...More

Thank John S
Reviewed 30 May 2017 via mobile

Good thing is stroll castel-borghetto, but there is not something really special about the castle, only views

Thank Clefai
Reviewed 29 April 2017 via mobile

There is no much left to visit but fir just 2€ you can climb up to the top of the tower and admire a breathtaking view. If you are not up for the climb, you can stop half way up and walk between the towers...More

Thank Sara L
Reviewed 23 August 2016

An interesting castle ruin, small but the views from the old battlements are stunning. Ned to be fit to get up there though.

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