Rapallo town

Rapallo town

Rapallo is one of Liguria's most famous and popular tourist resorts. Over a hundred years ago, it was visited by writers and poets, philosophers and artists on vacation. In his hotel room by the sea, Ernest Hemingway wrote "Cat in the Rain". He too would go for walks in the historic centre, meandering amongst the shops and buildings of medieval origin. Just think, how many lovers have strolled hand-in-hand along the Vittorio Veneto promenade, how many have taken the cableway to Montallegro? In the first three days of July, the patronal feast takes place. The city comes to life with fireworks that enliven the nights of younger generations.

Nome in dialetto: Rapàllo

IAT: Lungomare Vittorio Veneto 38, Rapallo

Telefono: 0185 230346

Email: iat@comune.rapallo.ge.it

The patron saint's festivities of 1-2-3 July end with the “Arca Argentea” carried in procession and accompanied by the “Christi”, i.e. heavy, sumptuously decorated wooden crucifixes. And then don't miss the fire “competition” between the Sestieri and the “Fire of the Castle”

History and the sea

The castle on the sea as the symbol of a seafaring culture. Legend has it that the historic castle was built following an assault on the village led by the corsair Dragut, who enslaved many inhabitants. Thus, the Rapallo locals decided to build the castle, which then became part of the Golfo Tigullio's defensive system.

Cat in the Rain' is the title of the story that Ernest Hemingway wrote in Rapallo, in 1923. He describes a rainy winter day spent at the Riviera Hotel in Rapallo.

Magical and glamorous locations

Just beyond the city centre is the Monastery of Valle Christi, which was founded in 1204 and housed the Cistercian cloistered nuns for centuries. Today, public events are also held in its evocative ruins. Nearby is an 18 hole golf course, attracting golfers from all over the world who have the opportunity to appreciate the quality of the course and its enviable position.

Not far from the centre, atop a promontory, stands Punta Pagana, a Saracen tower now owned by the FAI

San Michele di Pagana

If you are looking for a place to live by the sea, then San Michele di Pagana is the perfect spot. This splendid natural inlet with crystal clear waters not only offers a sense of peace but will also allow you to discover an unexpected side of Liguria.

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