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Castello di Rapallo

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Address: Rapallo, Italy
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Wonderful setting right on the water

The castle is easy to get to and visible from the main parking area. Parking is a bit pricey, but it is near the port, wonderful walks and great restaurants.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
Santa Cruz, California
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Santa Cruz, California
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177 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The castle is easy to get to and visible from the main parking area. Parking is a bit pricey, but it is near the port, wonderful walks and great restaurants.

Thank Judybookdoc
Brisbane Region, Australia
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40 reviews
21 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Walking along the Rapallo seaside, this castle was clearly visible so we had to have a look. It is wonderfully restored and contains a rich history of marine life back when the castle was built. Well worth the visit

Thank PeteBarb2015
Brisbane, Australia
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66 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My husband and I visited this enchanting little place back in October 2009 on a two week driving holiday through Italy. It inspired me so much, several paragraphs giving vivid descriptions of this gorgeous little seaside township and her fascinating history can be found on the pages of one of my novels, Silken Images, written using my pen name, Jennifer... More 

Thank GetawayGirlBrissie
Moscow, Russia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 102 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2015

It's perfectly located by the sea, on top of the very famous sea promenade. Its construction dates back to the XVI century, when the Turkish pirate Dragut ransacked the city despite its walls and kidnapped many women and children; consequently the citizens asked for more protection and after a long period of burocratic problems, the castle was completed in 1551.... More 

Thank aniska
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47 reviews
9 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2015

This old, pretty castle is right along the Rapallo lungomare, and the gathering place of the Friends of the Castle is at its base. The sign telling about it mentioned the gardens of Ezra Pound, sending us off on an interesting search for Pound's last home. Several old "friends" helped direct us, closing some of the historical gap.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2015

We walked past the Castello every evening as we left our hotel (GH Bristol). Whilst it was not open when we went past it was lit up and was so pretty. Little boats are moored up around a small beach section which we were told was nice to spend the day but the weather wasn't in our favour to do... More 

Thank JudithChalmers1964
Tortona, Italy
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2015

Undoubtedly this is the top attraction in the city, situated close to the sea along the promenade Vittorio Veneto. The castle is small, indeed looks like a watchtower, you can easily get close to it and if you want take a bath right beside in a nearby location but the facility is closed by gates and fences so inaccessible. It... More 

Thank Magellano81
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2015

The Rapallo fortress was originally only one story, it was used as a fortress in later centuries and another floor added. It was used to store Arms and prisoners. There is no entrance for the public. We used it as the half way to our hotel mark. It was lovely to see from the ferry as well.

Thank Gaye C
Crowborough, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2015

Lovely location at the end of the promenade. Never open when we were there so not sure what it was about. A very good beach (free-local) next to the Castello.

Thank vantashtik
Auckland, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2015

We loved Rapallo (highlight of 3 weeks in Italy). In particular we loved looking at the Castello from the promenade and our hotel (Hotel Vesuvio) in the evening. We also swam daily at the little beach beside the Castello.

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