Rapallo is a great base for those looking to explore the Italian Riviera. It’s centrally located along the coast – you can take a scenic half-hour seaside drive south to pretty Portofino, take a train ride east to the ancient hilltop fishing village of Cinque Terre, or enjoy an hour’s trip west to Genova for a mix of history and family fun.

Even so, many travellers choose to stay in Rapallo to explore its extensive mix of sightseeing spots, relaxed vibes and dramatic seascapes. Charming, colourful houses dot the bay, offering views of the Ligurian Sea. You can explore the narrow car-free and café-lined streets and absorb the Ligurian architecture. The adventurous can take in sky-high views on a cable car ride or dive the underwater wonders of the Ligurian Sea. 

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