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Santuario di Montallegro

Rapallo, Italy
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Ranked #1 of 33 Attractions in Rapallo
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites, Religious Sites
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w. haven
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22 reviews 22 reviews
7 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014 NEW

Worth the time to go....an interesting story about the icon and the cathedral. Pick a bright loudness day if possible. Pellegrino's Restaurant behind is an experience, but very expensive for what you get.

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Manchester, NH
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31 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW via mobile

This is a must see. The cable car ride affords you of a beautiful view of the Liguria coast. Once you reach the top the views are spectacular. We went up late in the afternoon and had the sanctuary to ourselves. Take the time to visit. You won't be disappointed.

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Haifa, Israel
4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

I advise to visit to Basillica Montallegro.it take approximately two-three hours. Fantastic views of Liguria cost!

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London, United Kingdom
5 reviews 5 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

Loved the peacefulness of the Santuario and the walk near it. The view from the top was beautiful. Visited Rapallo a few years ago and was not aware of this glorious place. Well worth the visit.

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Huddersfield, United Kingdom
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35 reviews 35 reviews
15 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

The cable car or funicular goes from Rapallo up to near the top of the mountain behind the town .The church of Monteallagro is up some steps from there & well worth the climb.As there are only a few people around it is nice to soak up the atmosphere in the church & admire the windows ,paintings & statues I... More

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Richmond, Virginia
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20 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014 via mobile

I spent an afternoon exploring this mountain top. Yes, the church is wonderful but small as far as Italian churches go but yet there was a deep reverence within the church and surrounding grounds. Maybe I hit it right and avoided the crowds or maybe it just isn't the typical tourist trap overrun by busloads of picture takers, T-shirt vendors,... More

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
14 reviews 14 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

on our second trip to Rapallo we finally managed to take the lift up to Montallegro. the views on the way up of the entire Rapallo bay are fantastic as is the actual church when you reach there

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Nelson, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

For 8E per adult this trip is very good value. Try and get near the harbour end of the cable car for the best views back over Rapallo and take photos during the first half of the trip. There are good views of the more expensive houses in Rapallo. The trip takes 10 mins and departs every half hour but... More

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San Jose, California
16 reviews 16 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

The views from the Church are stunning. The church itself is worth seeing. Bus timings are different during " festa" days in July. Its fund to get up to the church by bus or the cable car and go back with the other. There are a couple restaurants at the top but the view from the one that is to... More

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Oxford, England
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

The trees were so full of leaf in June it was difficult to see the views. There is a small shop on the left hand side of the church selling religious icons, water bottles and guide books. In the church the grotto is in the left hand chapel. Before you go into the church sit down and look at all... More

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