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Castello Doria

Via San Francesco, 19018 Vernazza, Italy
+39 0187 812533
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From the castle to the anti-aircraft batteries.

The first mention of the castle comes from the thirteenth century. Only the watch tower remains of... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
VadimM67
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Murmansk, Russia
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If you are in Vernazza I would recommend this spot. The stairs are worth the effort when you get to... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Phil G
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Kitchener, Canada
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  • Excellent39%
  • Very good49%
  • Average10%
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“worth the climb” (18 reviews)
“entrance fee” (6 reviews)
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Via San Francesco, 19018 Vernazza, Italy
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+39 0187 812533
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"worth the climb"
in 18 reviews
"spiral staircase"
in 10 reviews
"entrance fee"
in 6 reviews
"great panorama"
in 2 reviews
"short climb"
in 4 reviews
"panoramic view"
in 5 reviews
"vantage point"
in 5 reviews
"small donation"
in 2 reviews
"cinque terre"
in 18 reviews
"tall tower"
in 2 reviews
"ancient castle"
in 2 reviews
"great pictures"
in 2 reviews
"walk up"
in 3 reviews
"main piazza"
in 2 reviews
"small castle"
in 2 reviews
"half way"
in 3 reviews
"the cliff"
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The first mention of the castle comes from the thirteenth century. Only the watch tower remains of the Doria castle. This tower is the oldest part of the castle. It was destroyed a long time until it was restored in the XX century. During the...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you are in Vernazza I would recommend this spot. The stairs are worth the effort when you get to the top. Great views of the coast line and towns.

Thank Phil G
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Reviewed 21 December 2017 via mobile

We visited on a weekday in December around 2.30pm and it was closed, although the official website of the village says it opens every day. Therefore, we couldn't see the iconic view of the village. It was a waste of time.

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Reviewed 3 December 2017 via mobile

The walk up all the stairs and the climb to the top is worth it for the views! If you're in Vernazza, check it out.

Thank Nate D
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Reviewed 13 November 2017

A steep climb gets you to some great views of the bay and of the sea. the colors of the sea change with the time of the day, from azure, to navy, and many shades of blue in between. Catch a glimpse of Corniglia and...More

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Reviewed 10 November 2017

Across the plaza from the church (on the left as you approach the harbor) are steps that look like they go up to a restaurant. These are the steps to take to go to the castle. Just keep going up. It is not a hard...More

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Reviewed 9 November 2017

A must do to get some great views and photos of Vernazza and its harbour. It can get quite crowded and avoid the midday sun especially in summer as it was quite hot on top of the tower as there was no sea breeze either.

Thank Laurie P
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Reviewed 19 October 2017

For one of the best views of the town make the climb. Small but a must do. The stair up to the top of the tower is small so it is hard to pass others going the opposite direction.

Thank Travelman360
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Reviewed 16 October 2017

Great views over the town, worth it for half an hour, lovely to sit on the wall in the sun, and we climbed the staircase to the top of the tower for an extra view! Entrance is 1.50 euros

Thank abzster
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Reviewed 12 October 2017

Getting to this area is a challenge...the pathways are steep, a long staircase winding between buildings, often very narrow. Difficult if leg issues, or if getting older. VERY IMPORTANT: bring cash! Upon arrival to the front entry, a couple who had traversed the path from...More

Thank BDavis1236
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from 10am to 7pm in summer from 10 am to 6pm in winter
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