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Rapallo is a coastal city in Liguria, south of Genoa and about an hour north of the Cinque Terre.

Get in[edit]

Rapallo can be reached by regional trains from Genoa, which run several times a day from Genova Principe and Genova Brignole stations.

Get around[edit]

From the train station, much of the town can be walked. Many sights, restaurants, and cafes are along the seafront promenade.


  • Porta delle Saline
  • Tower of the Fieschi
  • Ruined monastery of Valle Christie
  • 1 Castello sul Mare (Castello di Rapallo). Small Renaissance-era fortress in the harbor area. Castello_di_Rapallo on Wikipedia


Take a trip by boat to Santa Margarita or Portofino and see how the other half lives!


Be sure to visit the farmer's market which is held most weekdays and has the most astonishing array of fresh fruits and vegetables.


Most of the restaurants in Rapallo are clustered along the sea-front and many of them are attached to hotels, but there are also many very good trattoria and gelateria in the back-streets. The quality of the food varies but most are of a reasonable standard, but as with many things, you get what you pay for. If a pizza is all you're after, you'll be pleasantly surprised at the excellent variety and quality on offer in most restaurants. Many of the more popular eating places will be extremely busy in the evenings at the height of the season so expect a wait if you haven't booked. Lunch-time is much less hectic.

  • Lord Byron restaurant, Via San Michele di Pagana 8.
  • Eden Roc restaurant, Via San Michele di Pagana 8.






  • [dead link] Hotel Tigullio Royal, +39 0185 273805, fax: +39 0185 230453. Piazza IV Novembre 3, 16035. The inviting and elegant Tigullio Royal Hotel is one of the 4-star hotels in Rapallo overlooking the splendid Ligurian Riviera beach front.
  • Hotel Europa, Located in the heart of prestigious Rapallo Hotel Europa is the perfect place to spend a vacation and discover all the wonders of this characteristic Ligurian town.

While retaining all its elegance and nobility, this historical residence also offers a wide array of services and comforts to satisfy even the most demanding customer.

  • Grand Hotel Bristol - with stunning views of the bay, this hotel is located about 15 minutes walk away from the centre of Rapallo, but is well served by buses too. The rooms are as luxurious as you would expect for the price but make sure you ask for one with a sea view.

Go next[edit]

Rapallo has easy access by train to Genoa, Cinque Terre, La Spezia, and onward down to Pisa.

Routes through Rapallo
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