Where is the main entrance to Andrea Doria Castle in Portovenere?
by Jacques Poulet
Doria Castle, Portovenere
Can you please let me know where is the main entrance to Andrea Doria Castle?
Following the winding road from Le Grazie
, you arrive in Portovenere
and join the buzzing atmosphere of Piazza Bastreri.
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.
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
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.
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.