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Castello di Vezio

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Well worth it for the views

We visited on a Monday in mid-September and it was quiet in Varenna so we took the small winding... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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Brought me to tears

It was a difficult hike up a mountain but so worth it. The most beautiful view I have ever seen... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Peg W
Collegeville, Pennsylvania
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“lake como”(52 reviews)
“birds of prey”(49 reviews)
“amazing views”(17 reviews)
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Via Del Castellano, 23828 Vezio, Perledo, Italy
+39 333 448 5975
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We visited on a Monday in mid-September and it was quiet in Varenna so we took the small winding road next to the large underground car park (south of the town) and parked near the hotel up there. The walk from here is 20 mins....More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Was good to stretch the legs on the challenging walk up the this place. Price good to get in, it’s the right price. Nice views. Not really much of a castle but worth coming for the views. Also worth visiting Varenna was beautiful little town.

Thank Chegaw
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It was a difficult hike up a mountain but so worth it. The most beautiful view I have ever seen awaited us. Glorious! It was only 4 euros to enter. Trust me, the questions below asked if they offer wi fi. No they don’t but...More

Thank Peg W
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We decided to walk up to the castle today and although it was hard work, the views were spectacular. We walked up the steps from near the ferry port, next to the Hotel Mendocino, taking many breaks along the way. I quite liked the art...More

Thank marysim
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This area around the lake is soooo lovely -- just sitting by the hillsides, taking in the views, listening to the bells toll -- Italy at its best.

Thank SisterSteph
Reviewed 10 August 2018

Interesting place at the top of quite a steep climb. Not that much to see, but there are some caverns to explore and they have some ghostly plaster casts distributed around the grounds which is fun. Fantastic views over the lake. You can get drinks...More

Thank Timmide
Reviewed 7 August 2018

We come to Varenna by ferry and this was a first place we visited. Lovely, quite place with nice view to lake.

Thank Zane J
Reviewed 16 July 2018 via mobile

Worth the steep hike up and down, not only to burn calories (much needed for us) but also to get amazing views of Lake Como and see some very cool raptors as well (they do falconry demonstrations which we did not view but the birds...More

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Reviewed 13 July 2018 via mobile

Our second visit to this castle, it's small but has amazing views over Lake Como from the tower. A bargain to enter at just 4 Euros adult or 3 Euros seniors. The tower has steps up inside and a large trap door onto the roof...More

Thank chef1Liverpool
Reviewed 12 July 2018

Nice hike to the top of Varenna. I recommend going up via the path near the ferry and coming down via the footpath that spits you out on the far side of town. Be sure to climb to the top of the towers for the...More

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4 July 2018|
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Response from Pauline S | Reviewed this property |
I’m sure you can get there by Taxi. There is a village close by, with just a short walk up the path to the castle. It only takes 20 minutes walking from Varenna, but it is a steep uphill walk. Take a cab if you have health... More
Vincent G
24 September 2017|
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Response from Taghnevan68 | Reviewed this property |
You might find it difficult to navigate the narrow streets that maze around the castle but you can always park up somewhere close to the castle and walk from there.
Thalanruth S
22 August 2017|
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Response from maficzek | Reviewed this property |
I don't know but I cannot think of any obstacles. Try to look it up on the internet.
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