Rapallo, an ancient fishing village to discover

Set in the innermost inlet of the Gulf of Tigullio, protected by the hills that rise behind it, Rapallo has become a holiday destination since the second half of the 1800s. The elegant and lively Lungomare Vittorio Veneto, with numerous hotels and cafes, recalls those mythical cosmopolitan years of the belle époque.

Opposite there are the vast beach with the bathing establishments and the international tourist port, equipped with modern equipment and capable of accommodating more than 900 boats. At the center of the vast sandy arch rises the Castle, which rises on a rock reaching out into the sea. The fortification, with its singular structure, was used as the residence of the captain of the city and later became a prison. Restored by the Municipality, it is home to cultural events, exhibitions and exhibitions.

Among the events in Rapallo, the most important role is played by the patron festivals of the first days of July, on the anniversary of the apparition of the Madonna di Montallegro; the important "Rapallo Carige Award for the female writer" in June; the Palio Marinaro del Tigullio, between May and August; the Palco sul Mare Festival, during the summer.

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