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The protector of Lerici

This castle is visible almost from everywhere in Lerici and it dominates the village. I recommend... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Ehrendingen, Switzerland
At last

I'm not sure how many times we have been up to the castle for it to be closed but this week it is... read more

Reviewed 16 May 2018
Judith K
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Via San Giorgio 1, 19032, Lerici, Italy
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 29 November 2011

My daughter was married at this castle. She arranged the whole wedding with an italian wedding planner and chose this castle for the ceromony and celebrations. From the coastline it looks rather severe as obviously is was used as a fortification and is not a...More

4  Thank Kristin366
Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed 29 May 2014

My partner stayed here in 1970, when it was a youth hostel run by an eccentric woman named Madi. She had a checkered past and was part of the Italian Resistance in WWII. I can imagine the expenses to maintain a castle and Madi ran...More

7  Thank love2eat333
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This castle is visible almost from everywhere in Lerici and it dominates the village. I recommend to go up walking from the harbour (or taking the lift inside the tunnel just at the end of the harbour) and coming back arriving in Lerici centre. When...More

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Reviewed 7 September 2018 via mobile

Perched on an outcrop overlooking the town of Lerici, but of a steep climb at times but well worth the effort. Please remember it sometimes is closed from 1.00 pm so check before you set off.

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Reviewed 3 August 2018

Taking a walk around Lerici Castle, image and poetry, full of facination and vibrant colours, admiring in the castle the masterpieces by contemporary painters; the castle is really nice, with view to the gulf of the Poets; now my mind wanders through the hidden tunnels...More

Thank Manuela L
Reviewed 28 June 2018 via mobile

Amazing views from castle. Worth the hike. Historical and pretty village. Enjoyed it thoroughly and hope to be back

Thank Steve H
Reviewed 19 June 2018 via mobile

From the harbour of Lerici, it is only a short walk up the hill. It is all stairs, if necessary you can choose the elevator. The view is super. It is only a small place up on the hill but every footsteps offers a new...More

Thank Paul-de-Baer
Reviewed 12 June 2018

This is amazing cool! We loved exploring and running up all those steps. It's so pretty and an amazing view.

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Reviewed 16 May 2018 via mobile

I'm not sure how many times we have been up to the castle for it to be closed but this week it is open!!! Worth a trip up just for the views. There is a lift in the tunnel below if you don't want to...More

Thank Judith K
Reviewed 2 May 2018

For me also this has very treasured memories from 1953 when my younger brother and I were two of a YHA group of 12, of various nationalities. I do not think that I could make the journey up and down all those steps more than...More

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Reviewed 23 December 2017 via mobile

We were surprised to see the castle open, and relieved for my knees that there is a lift in the tunnel nearby so I could avoid several flights. There was a gallery open at the time, some rooms were being used for that, we were...More

Thank switchedoff
Reviewed 16 October 2017

Walked to the castle with 2 four-year old kids. It was a fun walk, with a few challenging sections for little kids. We were able to make it to the base section (not the towers). Some great views. Was hoping this might occupy a few...More

1  Thank Matt B
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