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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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San Jose, California
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12 reviews 12 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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278 reviews 278 reviews
160 attraction reviews
217 helpful votes 217 helpful votes
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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London
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14 reviews 14 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

The trip up on the cable car is wonderful the views are astounding. The church has a lovely feel to it and feels that it is at the heart of its community.

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Manchester
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51 reviews 51 reviews
36 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Get you guide in the shop on the left - give yourself time for the Stations of the Cross and 15 Rosary chapels

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london
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15 reviews 15 reviews
3 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014

Good to travel on the Cable car up the mountain with views over Rapallo. Our Lady appeared here in the the 16th century and left behind an icon and a water spring.

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Seattle
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19 reviews 19 reviews
5 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2014

We visited in November when the Funivia (cable car) was closed for the month. So we took the bus up (about 20 minutes, very curvy road but interesting to see the vineyards, groves, and farmhouses in the hills). The sanctuary was indeed beautiful and peaceful. The view was lovely though there was haze that day. We were in pretty good... More

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Peterborough
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141 reviews 141 reviews
16 attraction reviews
134 helpful votes 134 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2013

The cable car up to Santuario di Motallegro is small but runs regularly and was sufficient for the small number of visitors on the day we went to the church. It was quite easy to find the starting point and we were treated to some good views on the way up. The church itself was quite interesting but the real... More

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Portland, OR
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6 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2013

The funivia /cable car ride was part of the fun of going. And of course the story behind this nearly 500 year old sanctuary, the art, and the ongoing local culture of Montallegro helped to make it an interesting experience.

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Port Macquarie
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45 reviews 45 reviews
8 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2013

This was not on our to do list ... we stumbled upon it. A beautiful experience and well worth a visit.

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Cambridge
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57 reviews 57 reviews
25 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2013

If you are near Rapallo, then you have to visit this place. We went up in the cable car which runs about every 30 mins and is pretty cheap. We decided to walk down to appreciate the views. It took about an hour. The church is very beautiful and has lovely things inside. There is a restaurant at the top... More

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