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Fantastic views. The trip is worth it

You can walk, drive or catch the cable car (my preference) to the top of the hill. Take in the... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Miami, Australia
Typical church with stunning views

After a while all churches begin to look the same. The architecture and icons are are still very... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

You can walk, drive or catch the cable car (my preference) to the top of the hill. Take in the scenery and take a stroll through and around the site. Allow up to 1 hour if you don’t stop for food or go hiking.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank bollyb
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

After a while all churches begin to look the same. The architecture and icons are are still very beautiful but the mountain top view is what sets this one apart. A nice walk around the area is an added bonus.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Bywood
Reviewed December 11, 2018

As near as you can get to heaven. Take the cable car and enjoy the views to Portofino. Walk to the end of the path and have lunch.

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed November 6, 2018 via mobile

Peacefull place. Good for solo travelers . Take some minutes for staying alone there. Watch and breath.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank katerinag467
Reviewed October 8, 2018 via mobile

I always manage to ride up the mountain and visit this church . The lift from below in Rapallo also brings you up here but I enjoy the scenic ride . It was a warm September afternoon so it was nice with all the trees...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Ciaojimi
Reviewed October 2, 2018

We took the cable car up to Montallegro and the views were excellent. The Sancturario di Montallegro is a very imposing church that dominates the mountain top. The facade is tremendous and the interior is decorated extensively. The views of the harbor and town from...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Jerry M
Reviewed September 28, 2018 via mobile

Absolutely worth the trip up, recommend to see the church from the inside too. Great view too down to Rapallo bay...

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank johannesp191
Reviewed September 20, 2018

We took the tram ride up to the top of the hill and walked to the church. There are several steps to reach the church but we did see an outdoor elevator from the parking lot below. The church is really beautiful inside, so much...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank 941debwagner
Reviewed August 8, 2018 via mobile

We would recommend you visit this church, from Rapallo on the Funivia. A short walk up the path and steps to find this retreat. Beautiful ornate, decorate frescos and stunning vistas of the surrounding mountains/villages.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank purpleivyleaf
Reviewed July 22, 2018 via mobile

I'm sure you've seen many churches but this is a lovely church. Beautiful paintings on the walls and ceilings. A statue of the Virgin Mary depicts where she was sighted. Outside, if you follow the path up the hill, there are 14 storyboards of Jesus's...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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May 22, 2016|
Response from fantommy |
The cable car opens at 9:00 until 12:30 then 14:00 to 17:30 with a frequency of one every 30 minutes.
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