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Castello di Vezio, Vezio

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Dominating a hillside village, Castello di Vezio once served as part of a medieval set of watchtowers. It's a steep climb up a mule path to the village, but the views from the top are more than rewarding. The castle hosts falconry displays on certain days--check the website for more info. To visit Castello di Vezio and get the most from your holiday in Vezio, create itinerary details personal to you using our Vezio trip itinerary maker website.
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  • The Vezio castle sits at the top of the mountain and the vistas are well worth the hike up. Medieval castle dating to Roman times worth the visit. The tourist office in Varenna was helpful in... 
    The Vezio castle sits at the top of the mountain and the vistas are well worth the hike up. Medieval castle dating to Roman times worth the visit. The tourist office in Varenna was helpful in...  more »
  • Like others, I (nor my family) did not enjoy seeing those beautiful birds of prey trapped in tiny cages or tied to a pole. These are not proper conditions for them. 
    Like others, I (nor my family) did not enjoy seeing those beautiful birds of prey trapped in tiny cages or tied to a pole. These are not proper conditions for them.  more »
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  • This small castle/tower is a gem that you should not miss if you plan to visit Varenna. The site is in a high enough altitude to allow a magnificent view of the lake Como. The castle itself is very beautiful and it is decorated with eerie looking statues and medieval props. Climb to the top of the tower for the best pictures of the lake and the surrounding area. An unforgettable experience.
  • Horrible people run this place. I would not want to give them any money. We went there with our kids, a baby and a toddler. The staff threatened us because we couldn't get out of the place as fast as they wanted us. We had children with us!!! Unbelievable! It really was a police matter, but who wants that on their holidays. Unbelievable! Update: I had not looked at previous bad reviews and the ridiculous answers by the owner. So now I am not surprised. The first communication to us was literally: "I am closing now, I will lock you in. You can call the police. I don't care!" You can not treat people that way and think we will be nice.

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