The castle was built in 1521.
This is the view from our deck:
Below Mr. F was the hotel's "beach" with the yellow umbrellas. You had to access "the beach" by going through a bar & a narrow hallway; it was interesting. As you can see, there are no barriers to the ocean. Not very kid safe!
The kids really enjoyed watching the people & the action of the boardwalk, not far from our room.
There was an art exhibit inside the castle the day that we toured it! Kids inside the castle:
The hotel had a great restaurant & a view of the castle! Behind Miss Boo, you can see the small beach. That's where the kids played ball with the other children!
*spoiler alert: future post with a day trip to the Cinque Terre*