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Santuario di Montallegro

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Address: Rapallo, Italy
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Beautiful view of the city (Rapallo)

We took the cable car to reach the hill, some steps up and you reach the magnificent Sanctuary. From there the view is outstanding, you see the city, hills and the great blue of... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
Gianna Maria C
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Rapallo, Italy
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Rapallo, Italy
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82 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We took the cable car to reach the hill, some steps up and you reach the magnificent Sanctuary. From there the view is outstanding, you see the city, hills and the great blue of the sea. The Sanctuary itself is a piece of art, not too big but it is worth to see. Besides this, there are different paths behind... More 

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Stavanger, Norge
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32 reviews
8 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Didn't get to go in to the curch as there eas some happening going on, but worth the ride with the funicular and a great view of the riviera.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The journey up the mountain via cable car is a great experience in itself with fabulous views and transition into a different, more peaceful place. The church is beautiful with woodlands around it and old charming stations of the cross not far behind it. The restaurant is a lovely stop even for a coffee which tastes even better with outstanding... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Must eat at the restaurant behind the church. You have to pass the woods -about 150 m and the restaurant overlooking the whole area a lovely restaurant for dinner and the view ...

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Boston, Massachusetts
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68 reviews
33 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2016

We took the cable car up to the top of the hill, primarily to get a good look at the entire city of Rapallo. We were pleasantly surprised by the cute little church at the top that had painted stained glass and pretty mosaics. It felt more like a place of worship and pilgrimage than a tourist destination.

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San Diego, California
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143 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2016

Enjoy the inexpensive finicular (cable car) that takes you from the modest parking lot to the very top of the mountains where this church sits above Rapallo. There is a stairway but you''d have to be nuts to try to climb either up or down. The Church is active in the adoration of the Virgin Mother with many chapels and... More 

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Alicante, Spain
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2016

The cable car trip was nice, it would have been one heck of a walk. The views from the church and the top are OK, the local vegetation and buildings get in the way a bit but without them it would be ugly. So, nice trees, you get some nice, restricted views back to Rapallo and a chance to eat.... More 

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New Britain, Connecticut
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2016 via mobile

I enjoyed the trip up in the cable car to visit the Santuario do Montallegro. At the top the view was fantastic and the setting so serene and peaceful. A visit to the cafe before the trip down wrapped up the experience nicely.

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Market Harborough, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2016

A great trip that includes a cable car ride with fantastic views, a visit to an important Sanctuary and the opportunity to enjoy beautiful countryside on foot or mountain bike. There is a cafe next to the top cable car terminus and a bar restaurant between there and the Sanctuary and also a lift for elderly/disabled visitors between the upper... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2016

This church was built because of a vision by Giovanni Chichizzola in 1557 of the Virgin Mary. To reach the church you can travel on the cable car (Folgaria) from Rapallo; a journey of around 8 minutes up the mountain of 600 Metres. The views of the mountains and the sea are magnificent. The cost of a ticket is 5.50... More 

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