Rapallo, does not belong in the Park of Portofino, is a major tourist city of Tigullio, access route to Santa Margherita Ligure and Portofino, which is easily, you reach the Mount of Portofino.
With its 30,000 inhabitants, Rapallo, is considered a real city, with a few drawbacks that entails; traffic, in fact, at certain times of day, congestion the main streets. But also enjoys all the privileges that characterize the surrounding municipalities.
City squeezed between the sea and hills, which provide a mild climate all year round, it shows a beautiful promenade from the port is pushed to the residential complex called "Castle of Dreams"; on the way to meet some interesting points as the old castle on the sea, symbol of the city, and the Park Casale with beautiful Villa Porticciolo and Villa Tigullio (the town library).
In front the Church, started the center with "caruggiu dritu", the main pedestrian street, the square of the vegetable market, which is animated in the morning from street vendors. Other highlights include the fifteenth-century Torre Civica, and Porta delle Saline, the only one of five gates that enclosed the old town survived the demolition. In this area, as in the rest of the city, there is a large selection of shops and bars.
Rapallo offers the opportunity to do a lot of walks, among them we recommend the coast to the small village of San Michele di Pagana, a favorite destination for swimmers. Equally impressive, but more challenging is the path through the woods, salt to Montallegro Sanctuary, which offers a beautiful view of Rapallo, the Gulf of Tigullio, and in the clearest days, you can see Corsica.
Montallegro can also be reached by cable car that leaves regularly from Rapallo.