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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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
The Castello is right on the waterfront so you can't miss it as you walk around the Rapallo shoreline. However, it's not open to the public so it's just a lump of rocks of some historical significance, explained in part by the English language signage. Don't expect too much.
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