AND ITS SURROUNDINGS
Rapallo is the most inner and protected place of Tigullio’s Gulf.
The mild climate, the golf course, the harbour, the riding school, the cultural and tourist events make this town a real attraction in each period of the year.
The local handicraft is identified with the “ pizzo al tombolo “ of ancient origin: along the little streets of the historical centre is possible to find artisan shops where you can buy charming handmade articles.
“Villa Tigullio “represents the seat of the Lace Museum and it is surrounded by the spectacular “ Parco Casale “.
In the square, in the centre of the promenade, there is the “ Chiosco della Musica “, a typical liberty building, place of musical entertainments; the dome represents the twelve musicians the most famous in the history.
The “ Palco sul Mare Festival “is one of the biggest event in the town during the summer period. Each year, famous singers and also comic actors of the Italian television exhibit themselves for the audience.
On July, the town offers three days of historical feast for the patron saint, in honour of the” Madonna of Montallegro “and its famous fireworks floodlight with thousand coloured flashs the ancient Castle on the sea.
In the internal too, Rapallo has many resources and reasons of recall. So the “ Teatro delle Clarisse “, built on the same name convent, propose itself as one of the most rational and important centre for congressual and spectacular manifestations such as prose, cinema, concerts.
The exhibitions in the Castle are an oppotunity to satisfy the most various passions, interests and curiosities.
Not far from Rapallo, you will find elegant and fashionable Santa Margherita, the beautiful Portofino village and the romantic Camogli; easy to reach by train and by boat the famous cinque Terre, ideal destination for lovers, artists and poets.
Not to forget San Fruttuoso, with the white Abbey, place of famous shows and in front, in the water of the sea, is possible to see the submerged statue of “ Christ of the Abyss “.
At about 30 km from Rapallo, you can find Genoa, important town for art and culture. The Aquarium represents a beautiful sight for children and adults and the “ Fiera Internazionale “ represents an important place in which there are the biggest events such as the “ Genoa Show Boat “and the “ Euroflora “; so in Rapallo you can not feel alone, it is a charming place….. a built – up area also in winter!!!