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Via San Francesco, 19018 Vernazza, Italy
+39 0187 812533
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Well worth the climb. View to the coast is great. There isn't much which haven't been said already. Entrance fee was modest 1,50 euros.

Thank Ahtaja
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Entrance to the climb just opposite Baia Saraceno Pizzeria. 150+ steps up to the top but the views well worth it. So is the history and information up the top.

Thank HullSteve_H
Reviewed 30 July 2018

My wife, two children and I visited Castello Doria in Vernazza in July 2018. You have to find the beginning of the steps which is past the harbor and near the main square and main street. Then you have to walk up steps for about...More

1  Thank blairkk25
Reviewed 28 July 2018

Go here if you need to climb a few more steps in Vernazza! :) There are steps everywhere! Worth the walk up for the views and doesn't take long

Thank penny0502
Reviewed 18 July 2018

You'll feel like a little kid again climbing the stairs inside the castle and emerging at the top with a 360 degree view of Vernazza... Don't forget to bring ~$2 euros with you per person as this is the very small fee at the top...More

Thank danielburd
Reviewed 3 July 2018 via mobile

We decided to stay a whole day in Portovenere and it was the best choice we could take. We visitwd Doria Castle and we made 400 pictures with the view from it 😁

Thank otilia84
Reviewed 1 July 2018

This viewing tower is challenging to find and is accessed via back streets and steep stairs. From the ticket office there was another steep staircase that led to the top of the castle. It was no surprise that it offered wonderful views over Vernazza and...More

1  Thank TassieTravellers99
Reviewed 29 June 2018

Lovely view over Vernazza from the top, definitely worth the walk and small entrance fee. Not suitable for anyone who has difficulty walking.

Thank dferguson
Reviewed 22 June 2018

Certaily worth the small cash fee collected to view the old fort. From this location you have a 360 degree view unobstructed of Vernazza, the sea, and the hillsides. Go at sunset and you may have the entire fort to yourself. One can only imagine...More

Thank Thomas F
Reviewed 17 June 2018 via mobile

After walking up the steps to the castle, the views are great across the sea. There is a cost of €1.50 but I’m not sure what we were paying for?? No information on the history of the castle was given, would be good to know...More

Thank sarmick
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Response from Mark L | Reviewed this property |
from 10am to 7pm in summer from 10 am to 6pm in winter