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Castello di Rapallo

Rapallo, Italy
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Ranked #4 of 33 attractions in Rapallo
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Type: Castles
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62 reviews 62 reviews
14 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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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56 reviews 56 reviews
11 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
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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47 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
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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Santa Cruz, California
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21 reviews 21 reviews
9 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2013

This landmark is so impressive at the end of the esplanade in Rapallo. We were there during the Fiesta July 1-3 and really enjoyed the fireworks behind the Castello.

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London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2013

I was lucky enough to get inside the old fort during my stay, it was open for a art exhibition. I was curious to see what was inside, but there isn't much to see really, except for thick walls and old wooden beams.

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London, United Kingdom
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55 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2013

very nice walk way just behind the little castle, scenic views with a couple of really nice restaurants and cafes to enjoy the views

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Huron, Ohio
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52 reviews 52 reviews
16 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2013

One can't hardly imagine what Rapallo must have looked like back in 1550 when this fortress was designed. Apparently it is the result of an attack on the village in 1549 by way of the Ligurian coast. Now as you walk along the nicely paved parkway lined with restaurants one can't help but be in awe. So great that a... More

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Windsor, Canada
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109 reviews 109 reviews
27 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2013

It is cool, but one wouldn't call it an addition to the waterfront as it predates all else around. Read the sign, take a picture and keep strolling to a spot where you can sit, drink a beer and contemplate the historical significance.

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Rapallo, Italy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2013 via mobile

Absolutely stunning addition to the coast. We were always saying what a beautiful sight this castle was in the midst of all the restaurants and tourist-y looking things. You couldn't go inside in February but I think there was a sign that said it would be open in March. Would be interested in hearing if anyone gets to go inside.

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Santiago de Compostela, Spain
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2013

After a couple of years I went back to Rapallo and there's nothing like the promenade in a sunny december day: The castle gives a sort of elegance that no other near town has, although the glamour of Santa Margherita :-) It's nice stop in front of it, close to the cannons of the promenade and relax for some minutes... More

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