CULTURAL ITINERARIES E
If you love mountain trails you can ride on the Rapallo-Montallegro cable car which takes you in just 7 minutes to 600 meters up to the Sanctuary. Where you can admire from above the intense blue of the Tigullio Gulf and walk along the surrounding paths.
If you love the sea, you will not miss boat trips, to visit caves and beaches, dive to see the Christ of the abysses and of course a visit to the Genoa aquarium.
If you love beach life and great food, you won’t be disappointed.
The ancient landing place has become a multi-purpose tourist and cultural space, home to many points of attraction and initiatives: the Aquarium, the Sea Pavilion, the National Museum of Antarctica, the City of Children, the Library of Amicis, the elevator panoramic Bigo, the Congress Center of the Magazzini del Cotone and the Lace Museum.
Excursions by boat and half-day guided tours (maximum 4 hours) or full-day (maximum 7 hours) are departing from the port of Rapallo. You can visit and photograph the suggestive views of Santa Margherita, Portofino, Camogli, the abbey of San Fruttuoso, and the most famous and interesting places of the Tigullio and Paradiso Gulfs.
Among the original specialties of Rapallo is the “Curbeletto”, a sweet pastry stuffed with quince extra jam. Then again: pesto, pansoti with walnut sauce, cheese focaccia, salted anchovies, farinata , the buridda, and so on, without forgetting the typical wines: the red of Tigullio, the Ciliegiolo and the Vermentino.
One of the most famous excursions on the Ligurian coast is certainly the dive site where the Christ of the abyss is located. You can get there easily by boat, the dive is relatively simple and shallow (17 meters) and does not require special precautions except for the presence of the escorts registered in the Liguria Region.
You can move to Rapallo in various ways: The center and the promenade on the sea can be visited well on foot in a short time walking pleasantly. There are efficient and continuous taxis, buses and trains for the suburbs and neighboring countries, which in a few minutes reach splendid towns on the Riviera. The electric bikes that can be rented with card are also excellent.
It is easy to let yourself be tempted by a good coffee before heading to the historic center and immerse yourself in an afternoon of shopping spree among the many shops of the citadel, and then choose among the many places to stop for an aperitif or dinner by the sea, listening live music. Nightlife is very quiet, chic and elegant.
The Rapallo and Chiavari Wellness Center is a unique, inimitable place, run by women. Unlike other centers, it provides its clients with a qualified, motivated and professional “Personal Assistant” to assist the lady throughout the journey. It offers numerous treatments for a complete emotional “relaxation”.
The Circolo Golf e Tennis Rapallo is a golf course located on the Tigullio Gulf, founded in 1931 as a 9-hole course and surrounded by numerous colorful plants. It was one of the first golf courses in Liguria and the first in Italy to welcome disabled people and to hold numerous national and international awards.