Rapallo Travel Guide

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     a nice quite place 

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     Can't think of a single one 

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     to be avoided in summer, but worth a walk by the sea 

Rapallo Things to Do

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    Sunbathing on the boat

    by myriam_c Updated Jan 28, 2005

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    In Rapallo you can take the ferry to Santa Margherita Ligure, Portofino and San Fruttuoso. The ferry harbour is in the centre of the promenade.
    It's easier to park your car in Rapallo and take the boat to the other towns than to drive to Portofino and try to get rid of your car overthere!

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    the promenade

    by barrikello Written Sep 12, 2004

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    The beautiful promenade extends for four hundred meters following the coast. It draws an arc starting from the touristic harbour till the castle. It's dotted by palm trees and benches where the retired go to have a chat or read a newspaper. On the promenade line the luxurious liberty style hotels built in the early Twentieth century.

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    mazzini street

    by barrikello Written Sep 12, 2004

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    A stroll in Via Mazzini is a pleasure. On the narrow street line old and new shops, where to taste the wonderful specialties of the Ligure cuisine. Via Mazzini is the commercial heart of the town, beaten especially by the young who meet there their friends.

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Rapallo Restaurants

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    by bergstenarn Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    During our 15 day travel through northern Italy the dinner served at this restaurant was the worst. My grilled chicken was raw. The plate with grilled vegetables tasted awful. The red wine we had was carbonated. In addition we had to wait quite long to get the food and we didn't get it at the same time. We tried to eat some of the food but we had to leave much of it while still being hungry after having paid 54 euro for this terrible dinner.

    Don't expect the waiter to speak any English and the menu is in Italian only. I acctually don't understand why we considered this restaurant at all since the street is not very nice. Maybe we thought that the food would be better and cheaper in a less touristic area. We were wrong. AVOID THIS TERRIBLE RESTAURANT AT ALL COST.

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  • by beatrizlp Written Jul 17, 2008

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    This restaurant really has got a breath-taking view. It is right in front of Rapallo's castle , so there are no smelly cars disturbing while having dinner. Besides the exceptional location, the food is also very good. My husband is celiac and they offerd us special pasta for him with a superb clam sauce. I personally had fried ravioli which are fabulous. The staff is very nice and speak English quite well so we asked them loads of information about the towns nearby and things to do. We were staying in Rapallo for 3 nights and went to have dinner there 3 nights in a row.
    Great!!!!

    Favorite Dish: Fried ravioli

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    by stacig Written May 22, 2006

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    Local restaurant in a very non-tourist part of Genova. Started out pretty quiet (really only one seating) but filled up quickly; we had a reservation and others without were told it would be at least two hours or turned away completely.

    With barely an extra inch of space for travel, we saw two servers accidentally bump and three plates of gorgeous food ruined.

    Good natured, wonderful service despite our language barrier, and food that was out of this world - don't miss it!

    Favorite Dish: No one spoke any English, so our Italian dictionary came in handy for some basic translations. At one point we just asked our server what she would recommend and the food started coming... Small ravioli with shrimp and lots of butter, homemade lasagne noodles with fresh pesto, and the biggest (and tastiest) seared tuna steak I've ever seen were among the items she brought. The half-caraffe of house wine was 5 euros and was the best wine I had during our travel.

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Rapallo Local Customs

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    aperitivo!

    by barrikello Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    Well, an aperitivo at the bar in front of the castle is a joy for the eyes and for the mouth. As you can see, the aperitivo is served with a marvellous mix of starters, included the wonderful local focaccia (flat olive oil bread). I reccommend to have a local white wine as aperitivo - it's fresh and pleasant.

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