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Rapallo

Rapallo is one of the largest and most beautiful resorts of the Riviera di Levante. It is located in a lovely part of the Mediterranean coast. This is the place where the beauty of nature simply dazzles you. But this town is famous not only for its marvelous views, but also for its interesting and long history. One of the most memorable episodes is the attack by Charles VIII on the city in 1494. It was a very fierce battle, after which no local residents were left in Rapallo. The year 1920 was marked in the history of the city by the agreement that made Rapallo a border between Italy and Yugoslavia.

Rapallo beaches are equipped with all necessary amenities, and you will find anything you need here for a comfortable stay: changing rooms, showers, restrooms. Changing cabins are painted in bright blue color, which creates a striking contrast with palm trees on the beach and rising in the background castle, built in the distant 16th century. The resort atmosphere is filled with the spirit of the beginning of the 20th century, when local aristocracy spent here their vacations. Modern elite also loves local places for their beauty and tranquility, here they forget about everything and just enjoy the beautiful scenery while sipping refreshing cocktails or fine wine.

Tourists in Rapallo love to visit the Old Town. Its most important part is Piazza Cavour, which is distinguished by its grace and majesty. Here you will find a parish church which has a wonderful bell tower that was created back in 1857. There is also a very popular Castle Tigullio dating back to the 16th century, where these days often interesting art exhibitions are organized. The Museum Pizzo Tombolo is also very interesting for tourists and it is located in a beautiful city park, not far from the church Santuario della Madonna di Montallegro, which was built back in 1557. You can get to the church, by the way, by taking a ride on a cable car, so you will get enormous pleasure from the wonderful panorama that you observe while slowly rising to the top. Cable car has been operating here for a very long time, since 1934. Its base station is located on a small Piazzale Solari. It is open every day from morning till night, and riding it is relatively inexpensive. If you prefer taking a walk, then you can take an ancient trail, which will lead you up.

In the center of the city you should definitely visit the Torre Civic. It was built at the beginning of the 15th century, when it served as a symbol of the restored peace. Near the tower there is a chapel of the Holy Trinity, which is also called Oratorio de Bianchi, which translates as "the chapel of the whites" because of the white hoods of the brotherhood. Here, there is also a temple of St. Stefano built in 1155. Today it is called Oratorio de Neri, which consequently means "the chapel of the black" because of the black hoods of the brotherhood. The chapel is considered to be one of the most important monuments of Christianity located in the Riviera.

You will be especially delighted with local restaurants and trattorias that serve dishes from the local cuisine. Local chefs will be able to satisfy the expectations of the most capricious foodies. The restaurants will offer you dishes with seafood, meat, pasta with various sauces, pizza, ravioli and much more. Professional sommelier will always come to your aid in selecting a wine to go with your meal. At the end of the day, you will have only the best memories of your vacation in Rapallo.

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