Rapallo guide & reviews - Italian Riviera Holiday rentals - villas & holiday homes to rent in Rapallo

Rapallo sits in the Tigullio Gulf between Genoa and the famous Cinque Terre area of the Italian Riviera. It's historical center is like an art gallery with painted buildings and the pedestrianised back streets are full of cafes, bars and restaurants.

The Cinque Terre is a collection of 5 tiny villages in the National Park accessed by goats trails over the hills or via boat or train from La Spezia.

Exploring these tiny fishing villages makes for an unforgettable holiday - full of history and culture, fine food and wine, the Cinque Terre is one of those places to visit at least once in your lifetime.

At a glance...
Restaurants 40+
Distance to beach Beach resort
Ferry service
Car recommended
Nearest airport Genoa (38km)
Nearest train station Rapallo

Featured villas in Rapallo

The classy and historical town of Rapallo offers a wide selection of self catering holiday rental accommodation from luxurious villas on the outskirts to cosy town centre apartments. Renting a Rapallo villa or holiday home can be the ideal base for exploring the surrounding area of the Cinque Terre and is perfect for families, friends and groups. Holiday rentals provide the freedom, flexibility and space to do what you want, when you want - home from home.

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Things to see and d in Rapallo

Rapallo and the surrounding area is full of interesting villages, historic sites and countryside to explore. Here are a few suggestions....

  • Take a boat to the stunning tiny fishing village of Portofino
  • Visit Rapello's landmark 16th-century Castello sul Mare
  • Take the cable car about 10 minutes walk from the town centre up to the Santuario di Montallegro - a church in wooded grounds with fantastic views of the Ligurian coatline
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Our view on Rapallo

We think Rapallo is a great base for exploring the rest of the Italian Riviera and a resort you will go back to more than once. During the summer, its a melting pot of tourists from all over Europe who go to soak up the atmosphere, wine and dine and simply have a good time. And what better way to enjoy this wonderful part of Italy than to rent your own villa where you have the freedom to do what you want when you want.