Located in the most sheltered area of the Tigullio Gulf, Rapallo is the oldest town of the area. Evidence of its history can be seen in its Castle, a seafront fortress built in the 16th century against Saracens invasions, the Medieval bridge which, according to legend, Hannibal crossed during the Second Punic War, and the numerous Baroque steeples reaching up to the sky.
Rapallo’s vocation to tourism dates back to the second half of the 19th century, when it quickly became a favorite destination of distinguished guests, thanks to its mild climate and the quality of service.
Today prestigious hotels, restaurants and sports facilities including the 18-hole Golf provide top-notch services for tourists.
Located in the most internal and sheltered part of the Tigullio Gulf, Rapallo has ancient origins. The first settlements apparently arose at the mouth of the Boate River and its name seems to derive from Ra palù meaning 'swamp'. There are
The eastern part of Liguria, a thin strip of land squeezed between the mountains and the sea, offers breathtaking natural scenery. But also contributing to making this landscape unique and unforgettable over time has been the flair and work of craftsmen