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Resort Rapallo in Italy: what to see and how to get

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Some tourists choose this town as the destination of their trip to Liguria because they cannot afford to stay at Portofino.

Indeed, the prices in Rapallo hotels are lower even compared to Santa Margherita Ligure, but, first of all, because there are more offers.

Among the Italians themselves, especially the inhabitants of Milan, Rapallo is considered an ideal place for a relaxing holiday in the winter: in winter, perhaps the most comfortable weather in all of Liguria is quite warm, little rain and almost no winds.


One of the villa hotels in Rapallo. Click to enlarge

As a summer resort, Rapallo can be considered a stretch: there are few beaches. There is a little one near the castle, but there’s even nowhere to change. There are two private beaches, one of which is also quite small, and they are mainly intended for vacationers in some hotels.

You can walk for about a kilometer in Miquel de Pogano (this place can be considered as a suburb) - there is where you will plunge and sunbathe for free, but the spaces convenient for swimming by the sea are again small.

But Rapallo is an ideal place for those who want to travel to Liguria, to visit other towns and national parks (the same, however, the same can be said about Santa Margherita Ligure). It is equidistant from Genoa and the Cinque Terre - it takes about an hour to get to both by train. But with trains, things are not bad.

Attractions and entertainment

In Rapallo itself, it is very pleasant to walk along the seaside promenade, lined with palm trees. There is a large arbor of the early 20th century in the style of art nouveau. It sometimes plays in the evenings and on weekends orchestra.

Here you can also see nearby the gates of Cancello di Saline, preserved from Roman times.

The main attraction is the castle of Castello di Rapallo - a rather serious, if not intimidating, but small, almost miniature one. It was built almost at sea, and was designed to protect against pirates. Now concerts are sometimes held there.

The city has several beautiful cathedrals, and in the mountains on the city is the ancient monastery of Montallegro (Santuario di Montallegro).

There are several other architectural and historical monuments, as well as museums. For example, the lace museum. 100 years ago, Rapallo was a famous lace center.

Almost every week on Saturdays there are some festivals and holidays, the meaning of which is not always clear to the tourist. For example, on the Rapallo Green Carpet, in front of restaurants on the waterfront, they lay a green carpet and take out tables. Everyone is invited to try some national dish for a nominal price. The Italians themselves are well aware of such holidays, and on such days the promenade is almost filled like the Moscow metro.

Cableway

A cable car leads to the Montallegro Monastery, as well as to the Pilligrim House Hotel (Casa del Pellegrino). The lower station is a short walk from the train station. The climb takes about ten minutes, and from above you can enjoy breathtaking views of Tigullio Bay and the surrounding area, including Portofino (if there is no haze).


Funicular in Rapallo

Travels

To the upper station of the cable car and back you can get on your own for two (about an hour for those who are at least a little in sports uniform).

You can walk from Rapallo in less than an hour to Santa Margherite, but you will have to walk one 150-meter stretch of road along a narrow highway without a sidewalk and the ability to retreat somewhere.

You will have to travel to other places by train or by boat (of course, no one has canceled the option of renting yachts). But these other places can not be counted.

There are enough hotels and rental apartments in Rapallo - even in the very season you can find good offers that suit your needs (although, until the last moment, it’s better not to put off your reservation).

Given not the best situation with the beaches, it would be nice if the hotel is equipped with a swimming pool. Some of the best hotels (mainly located on the seafront) provide beach passes.

Best Western (BEST WESTERN Tigullio), Astoria (Astoria), Miro (Miro) - the closest to the beach.

How to get to Rapallo

The nearest airport to Rapallo is in Genoa, 40 km from the city. Regional trains leave from Brignoli Station in Genoa every half an hour or an hour, which will take you to Rapallo in 30-40 minutes. The fare will be from 4 to 15 euros, depending on the class of train and wagon. By car, take the A12 / E80 to the Rapallo exit.

Trains from Milan also run to Rapallo at intervals of about 1 time per hour. Travel time is about 2 hours for non-stop routes and about 3 hours for transfers. Tickets will cost 15-30 euros, depending on the type of train (high-speed / regional, direct / connecting) and the number of connections.

Tickets can be purchased at the station on the day of poisoning or in advance through the Internet on the trenitalia website. Driving from Milan takes approximately the same amount of time.

Train station in Rapallo

From both Genoa and Milan, you can also get to Rapallo by taxi. You can try to catch a car directly at the airport terminal or call by the time of your arrival via the Internet. This may be especially true for those traveling to Rapallo from Milan: since the distance is not close, not every taxi driver will agree to such a trip.

In addition, it must be borne in mind that local taxi drivers, seeing a foreigner, may well arrange a ride in circles, turning the counter, which will lead to a significant increase in the cost of the trip. In this case, a service that calculates the fare in advance is much more preferable. You can navigate in the tariff and book a car on this site.

Finally, you can get to Rapallo from anywhere in Italy on a rented car. To save money, it is better to book a car through a major European car rental comparison service. For example, the British Rentalcars, which is part of a holding company with booking.com. Compare prices and book a car on this page.

Hotels and lodging

Rapallo in Italy is distinguished not only by a wide selection of hotels of different categories, but also by attractive prices - of course, by Italian standards. What you should pay attention to are hotels with their own beach or at least a swimming pool, since almost the entire coastline is a closed private territory.

In Rapallo, a large selection of hotels of different categories

Below you will find an up-to-date selection of special offers at Rapallo hotels, which will allow you to organize your vacation not only comfortably, but also on a budget.

Climate and weather

Rapallo's Mediterranean climate is characterized by hot summers and mild winters. However, unlike other Italian resorts located in a similar climate zone, Rapallo has more rainfall. In the winter, for several days the temperature can drop below 0C, and the summer heat does not cause discomfort. The reason for this is the mountains surrounding the resort.

The beach season at the resort lasts from May to October

The beach season opens in May and lasts until October. When planning a trip, it should be borne in mind that in early May, the water still does not have time to warm up to a comfortable bathing temperature, and by the end of October, on the contrary, it becomes quite cool.

What to see and what to do in Rapallo

Rapallo is not famous for some very special sights, but the city, nevertheless, has something to surprise and delight guests.

The hallmark of the city is considered Tigullo castlelocated on the shallows serving the sea. It was built in the middle of the XVI century to protect against pirate attacks, was later used as an administrative building, and now it houses an exhibition complex.

Tigullo Castle - a visiting card of the resort

Among other things, there is also the Lace Museum, which acquaints visitors with the collection of Mario Zennar - the owner of the largest Italian lace production of the first half of the last century.

The main temple of the city is Basilica of Saints Gevrasius and Protasius - much older than the castle: it was built about a century after the foundation of the city itself. Here, as in the old days, regular services are still held.

Next to another temple - the church of St. Stephen - rises Torre civica (civil tower), erected at the expense of all the inhabitants of Rapallo as a sign of reconciliation of the factions that controlled the city in the XV century. After a century and a half ago lightning struck the tower, the top of the structure crumbled and the building needed restoration.

Ruins of a 13th century Gothic monastery Valle Christie

After wandering through the streets of the old city, you can come to the hospital, built for leprosy patients at the end of the 15th century and still preserving medieval frescoes, walk to the ancient Hannibal bridge, built in the Roman style, take a walk along the promenade, paying attention to the monument to Christopher Columbus.

You can get into the historical center of the city through the Salt Gate - the only surviving of the five gates located around the perimeter of the city in the Middle Ages. Then they led to the swamps, where they mined salt at the enterprises of the Genoese family of Doria.

Rapallo has its own cable carthat leads from Piazza Solari to the Sanctuary of Our Lady of Montallegro. According to legend, the church at an altitude of just over 600 meters above sea level was erected after one of the townspeople in this very place the Virgin appeared and handed the icon, still stored in the temple.

Basilica of Our Lady of Montallegro at an altitude of 600 m above sea level

In the village of San Massimo on the hills that surround Rapallo, you can find the ruins of the Gothic monastery of Valle Cristi. Today, performances and concerts are held here, and at the beginning of the XIII century, only the erected abbey was given to the order of Cistercian nuns.

Rapallo's convenient location also allows you to quickly get to Portofino and Camogli, make a trip to the Cinque Terre or get to Genoa.

Beaches in Rapallo

The beaches in Rapallo are mostly pebble and for the most part paid. The well-groomed few free beaches leave much to be desired - even basic amenities like changing cabins and showers may well be missing here.

In Rapallo, most of the beaches are paid, but free can also be found.

On the other hand, paid beaches pay off their cost with interest: they are equipped with individual “turnkey” changing cabins, there are always showers and toilets, sunbeds and umbrellas, trattorias and cafes work, and water attractions are available. Visiting paid beaches in Rapallo will cost 15-35 euros per person per day. That is why we paid special attention to this in the block devoted to hotels.

Rapallo (Italy) beaches

The beaches in the resort are small and pebble. The beaches are private paid and free municipal. Visiting paid beaches will cost 15-35 euros * per person. The hotels located on the first coastline have their own beaches.

Beaches in Rapallo

One of the large "Flora Lido", located in the bay.

The popular free beach is near the fortress, but it is very small. In the vicinity of Rapallo, in the cozy bays of the Cinque Terra Nature Reserve, a large area of ​​different beaches. All of them are mostly free.

Not far from Rapallo, in the town of San Michele di Pagana, is the best paid beach.

Vacationers like the coast of the village of Santa Margherita, a few kilometers from Rapallo. The best beaches in Portofino and in Lavagna.

On the seashore, you can engage in various types of water sports: diving, surfing. Rapallo is the best place for scuba diving with a dive to a depth of 14–25 m. Under water, the most picturesque views of the Ligurian Sea are observed. On the seabed, in Portofino, a statue of Christ is installed. Fans of scuba diving plunge into the oil tanker, which sank not far from these places in 1991.

The resort is interesting for mountain climbing enthusiasts.

Canoe races in the Ligurian Sea and the nearby rivers are popular in Rapallo.

For active pastime, they created 18 golf courses and a tennis club.

Useful information for tourists

Important! Italy is the safest country to relax, there is a low crime rate, but in popular tourist places you can meet pickpockets. You should always be careful. Going for a walk, do not take unnecessarily large amounts of money and value. In many shops and restaurants you can pay by credit card.

When visiting temples and cathedrals in Italy, you should choose closed clothing or throw a scarf on your shoulders. With inappropriate clothing may not be allowed inside. The Italians are a sociable people, they will show the way with pleasure and give some advice.

The official language in the country is Italian. The currency in the country is the euro.

Italy has a daytime siesta. At noon, many shops, especially in the southern regions and small towns, close for several hours.

Rapallo is one of the best places for those who go on a trip to Italy and want to not only spend time on the beach, but also get acquainted with the history and culture of the country. Rapallo has a wide selection of hotels of various categories at affordable prices.

By plane

Genoa International Airport (GOA) is 38 km (40 minutes) from Rapallo.

A12 (Tyrrhenian direction), exit to Rapallo

Via Aurelia SS 1, which runs along the Ligurian coast, connects Rapallo with the cities of La Spezia, on the one hand, and Genoa, on the other.

Rapallo is located on the Genoa-La Spezia-Rome line. Regional trains, intercity routes and Eurostar express trains stop at Rapallo Station (www.trenitalia.it)

Rapallo is the closest town to Portofino, photo: Italy in Russian

Where to stay in Rapallo?

Excelsior Palace Hotel - Via San Michele Di Pagana 8, 16035 Rapallo, Italy

The luxurious 5-star Excelsior Palace Hotel offers panoramic views of Portofino Bay. It features 2 restaurants, a summer beach club with an infinity pool and sun terraces, and spacious rooms, many with sea views.

Overlooking Rapallo Marina, Lord Byron Restaurant serves a buffet breakfast, lunch and dinner. The à la carte summer restaurant Eden Roc is open for lunch and dinner on a private beach.

There are 2 snack bars and a children's playground.

The rooms at Excelsior Palace are air-conditioned and include satellite / pay TVs. The private bathroom includes luxurious bathrobes and slippers.

The wellness center includes a sauna, gym and Turkish bath. Guests can enjoy massages and beauty treatments, and relax by the heated indoor pool and hot tub.

Portofino (7 km) is accessible via the scenic coastal road SP227. Rapallo Station is a 5-minute taxi ride.

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Best Western Tigullio Royal - Piazza 4 Novembre 3, 16035 Rapallo, Italy

Offering panoramic views of Tigullio Bay, Hotel Tigullio Royal is located in a 7-story building on the seafront in Rapallo. From the nearby marina, you can take Portofino and the Cinque Terre by ferry. All rooms are air-conditioned.

Guest rooms at Best Western Tigullio Royal Hotel include an LCD TV with Mediaset Premium channels, a minibar and tea / coffee making facilities. Some rooms have a private balcony. Some rooms have partial or panoramic sea views.

A hearty breakfast buffet is served each morning. In fine weather, you can have breakfast on the terrace overlooking the sea. Guests can enjoy a drink at the bar or relax in the small wellness center.

This grand hotel is a 5-minute walk from Rapallo Train Station. The hotel is located near the town market square and just a few meters from the beach.

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Hotel Vesuvio - Lungomare Vittorio Veneto 29, 16035 Rapallo, Italy

Hotel Vesuvio is located on a scenic promenade in the center of Rapallo. It offers fantastic views of Tigullio Bay. Wi-Fi is free throughout. Each room has a balcony with stunning views of the Ligurian Sea.

Vesuvio Hotel's air-conditioned rooms are equipped with a flat-screen TV with satellite channels. The private bathroom comes with shower facilities and toiletries.

This old mansion is built in the majestic Art Nouveau style. The panoramic terrace overlooks the main promenade. Guests can relax in the cozy lounge and have a drink at the bar.

The friendly staff of this family-run hotel is always at guests' disposal. A rich breakfast buffet is served daily.

Hotel L'Approdo - Pagana, 160, 16035 Rapallo, Italy

Hotel L'Approdo is located between Rapallo and Santa Margarita Ligure. It offers beautiful views of Tigulo Bay. This is a modern, fresh hotel just a few steps from the beach.

From Hotel L'Approdo you can walk to Santa Margarita Ligure in less than 15 minutes. Buses stop outside the hotel, making it easy to drive to Santa Margarita Ligure and Rapallo.

The rooms at L'Approdo are decorated in a contemporary style and offer modern amenities such as satellite TV and free Wi-Fi. The reception also has a free internet point. Almost all rooms have private balconies with beautiful sea views.

After a day on the beach or exploring the Cinque Terre, you can enjoy a relaxing drink in the L'Approdo's terrace bar or take a walk in the tranquil garden.

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Rapallo beaches

I want to say that for lovers of beautiful beaches and sea landscapes, the city authorities made a wonderful beach in the very center of Rapallo - mountains surrounded the city center in a ring, forming a bay. A small port has formed in the bay, thanks to fishermen and other lovers of water transport, who leave here not only fishing boats, but also luxury yachts. Almost the entire coastline is a private enclosed area, so almost all beaches are paid and quite expensive for many, because prices fluctuate around 15-25 euros per day. But such beaches have a clear advantage, because they are fully equipped with everything you need for a comfortable stay - there are separate lockers and even turnkey cabins so that there is a place to change clothes and leave things. On the beach there are cafes, water activities, a toilet, a shower and much more, which will leave a good impression of Rapallo beach.

San Fruttuoso Beach near Portofino, accessible only by sea
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Of course, between private beaches there are also small areas of the “wild beach” for those who just want to relax or swim a bit. In any case, you will be pleasantly surprised by the view of the beach: snow-white soft sand, warm water, pleasant Mediterranean sun creates the best conditions for a comfortable, pleasant vacation, which you certainly will not forget.

What to see in Rapallo?

Attractions, tours and attractions of Rapallo

Rapallo is undoubtedly the ideal city for both family vacations and leisure in company, or with your loved one. In Rapallo you will find a bunch of different shops with souvenirs where you can buy something beautiful for memory. You will never get bored in this city. A large number of night bars, clubs, discos are open here for young people. For families and children a wide variety of parks, cafes, alleys.

Santa Margherita Ligure near Rapallo, photo: Italy in Russian

Historic Center of Rapallo

The center of Rapallo preserves the plan of the medieval city, with arcades and portals, some of which are decorated with beautiful frescoes. The narrow medieval streets today turned into shopping streets and pedestrian pavements, but looking up, in some places you can still see buildings with windows underlined by vignettes, or balconies with decorative elements in the Baroque style.

Walking through the streets of Via Mazzini, Via Cairoli, Via Venice and the adjacent alleys will lead you to historic buildings with beautiful facades decorated with murals in the style of "alla genovese".

Then head to Piazza Garibaldi: it is surrounded by historic palazzos, recently restored. You will find low arcades of the thirteenth century, portals of the 16th and 17th centuries, bas-reliefs dedicated to the Virgin and frescoes with figures of historical figures and ancient coats of arms.

Villa Spinola. Photo flickr.com

The houses of the historic center of Rapallo are painted in bright colors, which is typical for the whole of Liguria, but only in Rapallo you will find many buildings decorated with frescoes with technology that has been passed down from generation to generation. The characteristic "fake windows" have their own historical explanation: it was a smart "trick" to avoid the tax imposed by the Republic of Genoa in the eighteenth century, according to which fines were levied on the "extra" windows of houses. Therefore, so that the facades seemed harmonious and balanced, the inhabitants of Rapallo began to draw windows, preserving the symmetry of the buildings and bypassing the tax.

Next to the medieval Old Town are Piazza delle Nazioni Square, the train station, city hall and the "old hospital", which today accommodates part of the municipal offices.

Ancient sea castle

L'antico castello sul mare

Located in the eastern part of Vittorio Veneto embankment, surrounded by sea waves and connected to the mainland pier, the ancient maritime castle with its unique shapes is a symbol of the city of Rapallo and is imprinted on each of the tourist souvenirs and postcards that the guests of the resort get for their memory.

Castello was built in 1550 for defensive purposes after the looting and destruction of the city by the pirate Dragut, who enslaved many of the inhabitants of Rapallo.

Used for a long time as a prison, the castle was restored in 1999, and now it is a prestigious venue for exhibitions and conferences.

Rapallo sea castle is also the "protagonist" on the day of the patron saint of the city: every year, July 3, on the last evening of the holiday in honor of the appearance of Our Lady Montallegro, the castle is the site of the organization of a beautiful pyrotechnic performance called "shot of boys", after which the castle a fire occurs, of course, artificially organized. The pyrotechnic waterfall that descends into the sea from the castle roof and red smoke flowing from the windows of Castello is a fascinating spectacle that can only be seen in Rapallo.

- 15.00 - 18.00 from October 1 to May 31

- 16.00 - 19.00 from June 1 to September 30

Ruins of Abbey Valle Christie

I ruderi dell'Abbazia di Valle Christi

Located on the hills that "hug" Rapallo, in the village of San Massimo, less than three kilometers from the sea, the ruins of the monastery and abbey of Valle Cristi are one of the most picturesque historical monuments in the city. The Gothic bell tower with arches dominates the beautiful green valley, reminding with its whole appearance it reminds of the solitude and secrets of the monastic orders of the Middle Ages.

The monastery was founded in 1204 on land donated by Archbishop Chiba. The abbey, built in the French Gothic style, consisting of one nave, first belonged to the order of the Cistercian nuns, and then passed to the nuns of the Order of San Augustine.

In 1568, the papal bull Pius V monastery was abolished from the church and, as soon as the nuns were expelled from here, it was used as a living room.

The ancient monastery is currently a charming stage for theatrical and musical performances, which are held here every summer as part of events organized by the cultural community of Valle Cristi.

Sanctuary of Montallegro

The Sanctuary of Montallegro is one of the most important places of the cult of the Virgin in Liguria. The temple was built in honor of the Sign of the Virgin to the farmer Giovanni Kikitstsola on July 2, 1557 on a rock that was previously called Montis Laeti, the mountain of death, and whose name was changed after the divine sign to Montallegro. Built in 1559 by the will of the Virgin, who, according to legend, told the farmer: “Go and say that I have chosen Rapallo”, since then the sanctuary has become a reference point for religious rituals. Every year, on the anniversary of the phenomenon, three-day celebrations are held here (July 1, 2, and 3), wrapping up with beautiful fireworks and processions in the night sea.

The beautiful marble facade of the church was designed by architect Revelli in the late nineteenth century. Inside, the vaults are painted by the great artist from Genoa, Nicolo Barbino, and the altar is crowned with a mosaic of precious polychrome marble. On the walls of the sanctuary are hundreds of gifts to the Virgin from believers, mainly paintings, embroideries and carvings in precious metals.

On the main altar is a divine face, left, according to legend, by the Mother of God herself as a sign of love for Rapallo's citizens. It also has a key spring, believed to be with healing waters, turned into a fountain, which is still in the Sanctuary.

Torre Civica Tower and Santo Stefano Church

La Torre Civica e la chiesa di Santo Stefano

In the heart of the historic center of Rapallo, right behind the town hall, surrounded by a beautiful rooftop garden, a small architectural complex appears consisting of the Torre Civica tower and the church of Santo Stefano. The latter is considered the first parish church built in Rapallo: it is believed that the temple was built on the site of the first settlement in the eleventh century, on a hill to avoid damage due to frequent floods of the Boat River. In 1459, the Torre Civica tower, a symbol of public freedom, joined the site of the birth of Christianity in Rapallo. The city tower was built next to the parish church of Santo Stefano because the temple does not have a bell tower.

The Civil Tower underwent numerous restorations, which, however, left the original appearance intact.

Basilica of Saints Gervasio and Protazio

La Basilica dei SS. Gervasio e protasio

The Basilica of Saints Gervasio and Protazio is located in the heart of the historic center of Rapallo.

It was built in the style of Roman Gothic, probably in the Middle Ages: a memorial plaque marks 1118 as the date of its consecration. The building of the basilica underwent several radical changes and modifications in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries, which led to the transformation of the previous Gothic-Romanesque architectural appearance into a neoclassical one. In 1753, a tall bell tower was designed by the architect Gio Batt Olivieri. In the early years of the 20th century, the last large-scale reconstruction of the basilica took place: during this period, the monumental dome of the temple was erected.

Quay Vittorio Veneto

Lungomare vittorio veneto

The "living room" of the city, Vittorio Veneto embankment, welcomes a visitor who comes to Rapallo with magnificent views: a necklace of palm trees, the sea and the beautiful buildings that surround her.

Several historic Rapallo residences overlook the promenade, such as the Garibald House, one of Rapallo's most significant buildings, classified as a national monument.

Right in the center of the Vittorio Veneto promenade is the Musical Kiosk, a unique Art Nouveau building that has no analogues in the region: it resembles elegant pavilions in gardens at the famous European thermal spas in the 18th century.

Musical kiosk. Photo flickr.com

The promenade ends with a sandy beach, which is preceded by Giuseppe Verdi Park, in the center of which there is a memorial to the fallen soldiers and a monument to Christopher Columbus. Tall and impressive, the monument was built in 1914, thanks to donations from Rapallo immigrants in America. Christopher Columbus holds out his right hand toward the sea, pointing his finger toward America.

Porta delle Saline Gate

In the western part of the Vittorio Veneto promenade are the gates of Porta delle Saline, which divide the sea and the pedestrian zone of the Old Town.

These are the only surviving of the five gates of Rapallo. They got their name because of their proximity to the salt mines owned by the Doria family from Genoa. On the side facing the old city, you will see a magnificent baroque-style altar with a copy of the famous icon of the Mother of God Montallegro. The gates escaped destruction due to frequent restorations, unlike other gates of the old Rapallo, which, over time, were demolished.

Giardini Piaggio Park. Rapallo Photo flickr.com

Sanctuary of Caravaggio

The white facade of the Sanctuary of Our Lady of Caravaggio stands alone on top of Mount Orsena (also called Caravaggio) in the village of Santa Maria del Campo at an altitude of 615 m above sea level. Given its location, the sanctuary can only be reached on foot.

The place where the sanctuary stands today was the annual worship site for the inhabitants of Santa Maria del Campo. Then, in the middle of the seventeenth century, the first chapel of the Virgin Mary was built here, in which a valuable icon of the Madonna was placed. In 1727, the chapel was expanded, thanks to the contribution of immigrants and villagers. Then, after the construction of the Sanctuary of Our Lady of Montallegro, the temple was closed, over time, the building fell into such a state of decay that it was demolished in 1790 by order of the Doge of Genoa. In 1838, the parish of Santa Maria del Campo, it was decided to restore. The sanctuary successfully survived the raids during World War II, but has been heavily damaged by vandalism in our time several times. Recently, a successive restoration of the temple took place.

Museum of hairdryers

Il museo del fohn

Rapallo Municipality has sheltered an original and unique collection entirely dedicated to hair dryers, professional hair styling tools that were born in the United States in Chicago around 1911.

The collection, consisting of 120 samples collected over the past eight years, is located in the hairdresser Vittorio Mariano on Trento 15, and is available for visiting for any guest who wants to learn more about the evolution of this tool.

Villas near Rapallo, photo: Italy in Russian

Where to eat in Rapallo?

Restaurants located in Tigullio Bay are slightly more expensive than the average in Liguria. When vacationing in Rapallo, avoid tourist traps and restaurants classically located near the promenade to focus on the most authentic establishments.

Rapallo Market. Photo flickr.com

Rapallo - the kingdom of focaccia with cheese, bean farinata, trophy with pesto and panzoti with walnut sauce. Those who love seafood and are in Rapallo from January to April can not miss the classic clam omelet, "buridda" and stoccafisso stockfish.

One of the best restaurants in Rapallo is located next to the promenade of Vittorio Veneto - Rocco e i suoi fratelli. What makes this place special? A mixture between two culinary traditions, geographically distant from each other - the cuisine of Liguria and Sicily. For each dish, only high-quality ingredients are used; for seafood, only freshly caught fish and seafood.

Patrol helicopter near Rapallo, photo: Italy in Russian

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