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Important local landmark

A defensive castle on the sea-front at Rapallo. It's over 450 years old and is used by the... read more

Reviewed July 11, 2018
Beautiful Castello

A beautiful old Castello, used for an art exhibition during our time in Rapallo. Very impressive... read more

Reviewed April 24, 2018
Andrew C
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Reviewed July 11, 2018

A defensive castle on the sea-front at Rapallo. It's over 450 years old and is used by the municipality of Rapallo for art exhibitions etc. Looks wonderful when lit at night.

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Reviewed April 24, 2018 via mobile

A beautiful old Castello, used for an art exhibition during our time in Rapallo. Very impressive and worth the visit.

Thank Andrew C
Reviewed March 31, 2018

Wonderful when it is illuminated in the evening, they use modern machines to electrically light fires and ultra -precise fuses "to light up" the wonderful castle of Rapallo.. it looks like in ancient times, as far as smoking stripes of black powder with canons and...More

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Reviewed January 2, 2018

Went here to take a look at the Christmas display and decorations that had been recommended to us by a friend. Can't describe enough how beautiful it was. everything inside had been made by hand with intricate detail and the creativity was outstanding. We also...More

Thank Dajiahao
Reviewed October 27, 2017

Neat to look at by day, but really dramatic at night with the lighting. there was an art exhibit there while we were visiting. lovely place.

Thank Hola1234
Reviewed October 18, 2017

The 16th century castle is defenitely Rapallo's landmark. Walking along the boulevard, you can't miss it, even though it's not a huge structure. If you're lucky, you can walk in for free to visit an art exhibition.

Thank Paul B
Reviewed September 24, 2017 via mobile

Small fortress castle in the harbor of beautiful and captivating Rapallo. Easy to walk to while enjoying the coastline promenade and as well it was free of charge to enter. I especially enjoyed my visit because of the wonderful art exhibition being held inside on...More

Thank Mary T
Reviewed September 23, 2017

Such a iconic symbol of the Rapallo coastline, we were delighted that it was open at the weekend for an exhibition. Entrance was free and although the artwork was of a very questionable (poor) quality, the opportunity to take a look around the castle itself...More

Thank DaveCsays
Reviewed September 14, 2017

The essential attraction of Rapallo is the overall feel which certainly gets four stars. However, there is no single sight in the centre of Rapallo which warrants more than three stars, and the castle is typical of this.

Thank OandA-London
Reviewed August 31, 2017

We saw it on an evening stroll on a warm August evening in Rapallo, an imposing an iconic presence on the Lungomare.

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