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Castello di Vezio

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A great hike with great views

We decided last minute to do this hike! So glad we did! It is not like hiking from Monterosso to... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Joliet, Illinois
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Varenna is a must.

You'd have difficulty finding anywhere in Italy that isn't charming in it's own way, especially... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Antonio M
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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 2 days ago via mobile

We decided last minute to do this hike! So glad we did! It is not like hiking from Monterosso to Vernazza but it is a bit of a steep hike! Bring water! There is a cafe by the castle and the views are amazing! Many...More

Thank dmjm79
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

You'd have difficulty finding anywhere in Italy that isn't charming in it's own way, especially around Lake Como, but for me Varenna is the prettiest. For the best views, visit the Castello. You have 2 routes. Do yourself a favour and take the longer route...More

1  Thank Antonio M
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We walked up from Varenna to visit the castle and admire the views, and loved the experience. There is written information about the history of the castle in English; we found the details to be fascinating. We were advised to visit in the morning before...More

Thank cab-80
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The sound of those poor caged birds tore my heart out... Birds that should never have been born to sit tied to perches.... It was heartbreaking ....

1  Thank linmcclin
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

For the energetic, you can walk all the way up, or park halfway and walk the rest. There's a nice cafe where you can get your tickets and a refreshing drink. The tower itself is nothing special architecturally, but the views of the lake are...More

Thank ronnie n
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The views from Castello di Vezio are amazing. It is a steep, but not difficult or long (~30 min), hike up provided you find the right path. Use the cobblestone path behind Varenna, not the road that goes above town. If signage for the path...More

Thank BWine_DE
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Not even the most amazing landscape can make up for the suffering of the beautiful and poor birds of prey, which are tied in a small yard, obviously stressed from the presence of surrounding people around them and trying helplessly to escape.

3  Thank Nadavkna
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We didn't go on a day when the falconry shows take place, which was a shame. However, there's enough to see and take in for an hour or so. We drove up to this and parked in the (free during the week) car park outside...More

1  Thank Giles D
Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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

Thank Dashtastic
Reviewed 9 September 2018 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
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26 September 2018|
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Response from chef1Liverpool | Reviewed this property |
Hi there, I've only found one reference to the height which was 383metres. Doesn't sound much but it's a steep hike, but well worth it when you get your breath back!
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.