Holiday apartments and villas in Rapallo, discover the Italian Riviera
Rapallo is a town of around 30,000 inhabitants on the Ligurian coast of north west Italy, the Italian Riviera. Between Portofino and Chiavari this romantic and picturesque town is situated in a small bay with beaches and a port, the Porto Carlo Riva, where smaller boats can be moored and ferries can take you to La Spezia, Portovenere and Monterosso among others. Rapallo's apartments are an affordable way to relax in style, as many are right next to the sea promenade and offer access to tennis and golf facilities and of course, you can book a villa in Rapallo with its own swimming pool.
Out and about in Rapallo
In Rapallo one can also go sailing, diving, fishing, riding, and more, and there are many hiking trails heading inland and to nearby villages. Right on the coast you'll find the town's most well known attraction, the Castello sul Mare which was built in the 16th century as defence against pirate attacks. Other sights worth seeing include the Basilica of Saints Gervasio and Protasio, consecrated in 1118 and the pilgrimage site the Sanctuary of Our Lady of Montallegro which you can reach by cable car, providing fantastic views across the Riviera. The Villa Tigullio is home to an international library and a lace museum. Liguria produces a lot of bobbin lace and this is mostly produced by the lovely Parco Casale.
By booking a villa in Rapallo you can enjoy all of those sights, as well as the pedestrian shopping streets, charming seaside promenade, high quality restaurants, cafés and trattorias at every budget. Typical food in the area involves fresh local seafood and herbs and Liguria is the home of focaccia, pesto alla Genovese, Farinata, and, according to legend, minestrone and ravioli. Nearby to Genoa and Parma, Rapallo is a great destination if you enjoy day trips and the ability to really explore the region that you are staying in.