San Michele di Pagana
San Michele di Pagana
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Manuela L
Luxembourg City, Luxembourg7,086 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2017 • Family
In any time, in any season, looking for beauty moments, sul mare on a sleepy quit beach
for today it will be nice... after the red carpet you arrive to discover many natural treasures, for a pleasant break.
Written April 1, 2018
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Sonia C
Buenos Aires, Argentina67 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2011 • Friends
Just 2 km away from Rapallo easily reached on foot on the road to Portofino, I found this village with houses on the beach, tiny narrow streets, and a peaceful bay with clear water.
Written November 11, 2011
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N S
Lake Tekapo, New Zealand144 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2018 • Couples
If you ware visiting the Italian Rivera, you must stop here. There are some lovely public beaches- keep walking around the bay, snorkelling areas, good restaurants, delicatessens and coastal walking routes.
Written August 8, 2018
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31200Eric
Toulouse, France117 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2022
The best spots have been colonised by hugely expensive private beach clubs. Event the view from the sea front is blocked by these ugly cabanas and wooden structures.
The only option is to go to tiny rocky spots where if you are lucky, you can stretch and take a swim.
This is the same all along the stretch from Rapallo to Portofino....
In addition the main road runs literally next to the sea, which makes the whole sea front very noisy.
To be avoided...
Written August 15, 2022
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Sue B
Salisbury, UK4 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2016 • Couples
Our apartment was located about 200 metres from the beach, which runs parallel with the extremely busy main coastal railway line with all its attendant noise! In order to reach the beach you had to go under the railway arches which housed 4 massive industrial-sized rubbish bins that served all the local residents and stank.

You then had to cross the extremely dangerous, very narrow and incessantly busy coastal road that runs to Rapallo one way and Portofino the other. It had only a single-file pavement that petered out at every bend forcing you to walk in the road!

"The Beach" at Via San Michele di Pagana...
1) Filthy... Strewn with debris. Plastic, foul, smelly, rotting detritus!
2) beach access...the main beach is roughly 100 yards long, and divided off into "private" access areas that require you to pay 15 euros per day to enter. The owners have screened off these areas with rows of joined changing huts so that the general public have to pay to see the sea or the beach!
3) Ameneties...no public loos, and the restaurant ( sectioned off with plastic curtains) and bar, fronted the filthy, smelly beach, and backed onto the main road which had a continuous stream of noisy traffic ( bus'es, ambulances, motor bikes, cars, lorries etc etc) therefore totally putting you off eating or drinking there amidst the pollution.
4) parking...nil!
5) tranquility ...nil
6) seaside-experience... Nil out of 10!
7) there is a walkway around the rocks, that leads to the next beach-area. At night this is a pretty location for actually viewing the sunset, but during the day it is colonised with locals trying to find a patch of free personal space in which to enjoy the coast and the sunshine. The lovely rocks have been sprayed with obscene graffiti!
Written May 29, 2016
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Robert E
Plymouth, UK200 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2014 • Couples
On our first afternoon staying in Rapallo we took the 10 minute walk from the Excelsior Palace. We found an ordinary village around a cove, groups of cheerful children playing, locals bathing from the rocky shore and a small, pebbly beach with sun beds being hired out. A different scene from Rapallo. Among the small cafes we found "La Nave", an honest jewel run by Gianni and Piero. Not cheap but the cooking is excellent; we enjoyed three meals here with various grades of Chianti following complimentary Prosecco. The menu is Ligurian, so fish, seafood salads and linguine pesto with new potatoes and green beans, for example. Gianni is most helpful and attentive. He knows his stuff including what is good in Italian red wines. He has a superb collection, some of which we were allowed to stroke.
Written July 9, 2014
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AbbyHintz
Columbus, OH36 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2015
There are several rocky beaches and little cafes here and many places for swimming. It is a fine location to spend a day, if you are staying in this area. It definitely has a local vibe -- no Americans -- if that is important to you. It was very hot when we were there and quite busy with Italian visitors.

But it is unremarkable, not worth visiting from far. We stayed in this area and wish we had chose Santa Margherita Ligure, which would have been more convenient for our family of four. One day, we walked in both directions, first to Rapallo and then to SML -- trying all the swimming holes. The place we liked best was a secluded area near Hotel Helios in SML.
Written August 15, 2015
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marylou1017
Newburgh, NY72 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2013 • Couples
Years ago we attended a festival in this little village. When we journied to Rapallo, we set out to visit this quaint town again. We walked from Rapallo to St Michele and enjoyed the beautiful homes and views along the way. When we gotto the beach area, it was like stepping back in time. This village sits between two major tourist spots yet retains its own identity. Espresso 1 euro each...no where else did we find that! Wished we could have lingered longer but we had to hike back to our hotel.
Written May 30, 2013
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Ballstononlaker
Ballston Lake, NY85 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2017
tucked beteen rapallo and santa margarhita, this certainly gives you the local feel. not sure if the locals really liked us. that definitely treated the non locals very differently in both the dining areas and the shops. small beach area. walkable from either Rapallo or Santa Margarita. While I would visit either one of them again, I might just walk by San Michele di Pagana.
Written November 19, 2017
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sianepeer
Bedford, UK87 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2017 • Family
Visited once we had checked out of the hotel and it was the perfect stroll to use up an hour. Only 8 mins from the hotel. A tiny little harbour with similarly multi coloured painted buildings. A great focchachia shop where we grabbed some lunch to take for the plan journey and a really great outlet shop of expensive Italian clothing that I could just about afford. Worth a walk but wouldnt want to be staying here.
Written June 10, 2017
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