Where is the main entrance to Andrea Doria Castle in Portovenere?

by Jacques Poulet

Doria Castle, Portovenere

Doria Castle, Portovenere

Can you please let me know where is the main entrance to Andrea Doria Castle?

Many thanks,
Jacques Poulet

Hello Jacques,

Following the winding road from Le Grazie, you arrive in Portovenere and join the buzzing atmosphere of Piazza Bastreri.

Golfo dei Poeti Portovenere Italy Piazza Bastreri Town's Gate, Liguria Pictures Town's Gate at piazza Bastreri

Go through the ancient town’s gate at the far end of the piazza to enter the city walls into the narrow alleyway called Via G. Capellini that goes through town.

Golfo dei Poeti Portovenere Italy Stairs, Liguria Pictures The stairs at the bottom of Via Capellini leading to the castle

You can make a sharp turn to the right after the
town’s gate and take the stairs leading to Doria Castle .

Golfo dei Poeti Portovenere Italy Stairs, Liguria Pictures

Do remember to stop and turn around from time to time to admire the charming views that open up
over the Gulf and the Island of Palmaria.
The path goes through the upper part of the village, passes close to the bell tower of the
San Lorenzo Church and opens up onto the shady terrace just below the Castle.

Golfo dei Poeti Portovenere Italy Castle Terrace, Liguria Pictures The terrace just below the Castle

From here take the stairs at the bottom right of the terrace which will lead you right to the entrance of the Castle.

Enjoy the spectacular views and let us know if you need any further help.


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