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Castello di Rapallo

Address: Rapallo, Italy
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Ranked #6 of 45 things to do in Rapallo
Type: Castles, Sights & Landmarks
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Type: Castles, Sights & Landmarks
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Istanbul, Turkey
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30 reviews 30 reviews
11 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015

You can walk to the castle but it is closed due to restoration. It is just at the seaside. It is the symbol of beautiful Rapallo.

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Sorocaba, SP
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60 reviews 60 reviews
38 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

At the left side of the beach, this old castle is a silent testimony of the history. There is a huge italian flag on the top. From castle, you can see all Rapallo's bay.

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Encino, California, United States
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

Just a lovely experience to enjoy with loved ones and friends! Well worth whatever it takes to travel this location

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w. haven
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24 reviews 24 reviews
9 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

Needs work, but then...it's old. Not open often but we did see a school performance once....interesting inside. This year, the lights were off on the sea side and muddy flood trash had collected at its base. Still a beautiful landmark of Rapallo.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

Wherever we went in Rapallo, you could always see the Castello. We went to an art exhibition there by Maria Vittoria Vallaro, which was excellent. We swam beside it, and ate and drank always within sight of it. At night it is lit up and seems to rise dramatically from the sea.

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190 reviews 190 reviews
49 attraction reviews
104 helpful votes 104 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 via mobile

Very small castle situated in the bay. Look spectacular at night when it is flooded with light. You can't miss it if you are in Rapallo but not worth going there just for castle. Nice to look at from one of the restaurants which overlook it.

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Vilnius, Lithuania
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Nice small castle, amazing view. Won't be worth an effort to go outside the city, but now you will see it anyway :)

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22 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2013

Especially in the evening, when the Castello di Rapallo is lit, take a walk on the promenade… There are nice cafes right across it so you can sit and enjoy a glass of wine and view the Castello….

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2013

interesting location, actually in the sea close to a shingly beach. it houses an art exhibition. prominent position on waterfront overlooking the bay and harbour.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2013

This is a real feature of the Rapallo waterfront. The information board near by provides its interesting history, but it would be fantastic to be able to explore inside. It provides a lovely bit of shar on the public beach to sit under in the heat of the afternoon.

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