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Baradello Castle

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Address: Via Castel Baradello, Como, Italy

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Amazing view

The climb up is pretty hard (at least for not very sporty people) but view up there is amazing! We spent up there at least an hour, just watching and enjoying. Castle is not open... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 13 September 2016
Alise L
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016 via mobile

The climb up is pretty hard (at least for not very sporty people) but view up there is amazing! We spent up there at least an hour, just watching and enjoying. Castle is not open every day but even when it is closed, you can climb almost to it. Also there are chairs and tablez so you can have picnic... More 

Thank Alise L
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 July 2016

It's an extremely long walk from the waterfront to the castle. The last hour or so is a long windy gravel road that is uphill all the way. There's a great view of the city of Como and the lake once you reach the top. The castle is only open a couple of days a month and if you go... More 

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Bavaria, Germany
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 February 2016

So castello baradello is the lit fort you see looming over como. Prepare to hike for a couple of kms. A word of caution : Check the timings before you go or else you cannot go inside. Saw many who has gone inside jumping over the wall though. But you still cannot go inside the fort. You can have great... More 

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Makati, Philippines
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2015

This is a castle situated on a hill in como. you need to park the car at the base and start the hike up. but the view is fantastic - worth the hike. it's a bit cold - could be snowing in the winter.

Thank RobbieRavi
Mumbai (Bombay), India
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2015

It’s a castle on a hill near to Como. It’s a historical site. You can park your car on the base, and then you need to hike up for about 30 minutes. The hike is easy and any novice can hike too. Once you reach the top, the view of city Como are just lovely! Check opening timings before hand... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 September 2015

Very nice views of our lovely Como. The trekking is short and easy (in mountain bike is even simpler). Lovely to spend some afternoon time. Restaurant at the top, but I have not tried it.

Thank Daryse R
Como, Italy
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 May 2015 via mobile

It s a very old castle on a hill near como, you can walk there in half an hour to the top The view from the castle is superb There are special places for playing games outdoor and having barbecue

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 May 2014 via mobile

Cautioned by the reviews of fellow visitors we checked at the hotel reception whether the castle was open that day. The gentle lady consulted the web and confirmed it was open. Hence we drove up the hill as far as feasible, parked the car and then hiked to the top (sneakers recommended). When reaching the entrance it turned out the... More 

10 Thank Fleischmoudi
Canton of Ticino, Switzerland
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 April 2014 via mobile

After a long walk we find everything closed and locked. No sight what so ever over the city or surrounding due to heavy vegetation. No info telling us about openings. Everything in bad condition and vandalised. Typical italian disaster, nice things totally left behind.

4 Thank antondp88
Nadur, Malta
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 January 2014

After a long walk up to the top of the hill. The views are breath taking and tranquility reigns with the magical panorama.


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