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Santuario di Montallegro

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Address: Rapallo, Italy
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Great view and food

Must eat at the restaurant behind the church. You have to pass the woods -about 150 m and the restaurant overlooking the whole area a lovely restaurant for dinner and the view ...

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 12 August 2016
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 August 2016 via mobile

Must eat at the restaurant behind the church. You have to pass the woods -about 150 m and the restaurant overlooking the whole area a lovely restaurant for dinner and the view ...

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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 July 2016

We took the cable car up to the top of the hill, primarily to get a good look at the entire city of Rapallo. We were pleasantly surprised by the cute little church at the top that had painted stained glass and pretty mosaics. It felt more like a place of worship and pilgrimage than a tourist destination.

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San Diego, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 July 2016

Enjoy the inexpensive finicular (cable car) that takes you from the modest parking lot to the very top of the mountains where this church sits above Rapallo. There is a stairway but you''d have to be nuts to try to climb either up or down. The Church is active in the adoration of the Virgin Mother with many chapels and... More 

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Alicante, Spain
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 July 2016

The cable car trip was nice, it would have been one heck of a walk. The views from the church and the top are OK, the local vegetation and buildings get in the way a bit but without them it would be ugly. So, nice trees, you get some nice, restricted views back to Rapallo and a chance to eat.... More 

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New Britain, Connecticut
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 June 2016 via mobile

I enjoyed the trip up in the cable car to visit the Santuario do Montallegro. At the top the view was fantastic and the setting so serene and peaceful. A visit to the cafe before the trip down wrapped up the experience nicely.

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Market Harborough, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 June 2016

A great trip that includes a cable car ride with fantastic views, a visit to an important Sanctuary and the opportunity to enjoy beautiful countryside on foot or mountain bike. There is a cafe next to the top cable car terminus and a bar restaurant between there and the Sanctuary and also a lift for elderly/disabled visitors between the upper... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 June 2016

This church was built because of a vision by Giovanni Chichizzola in 1557 of the Virgin Mary. To reach the church you can travel on the cable car (Folgaria) from Rapallo; a journey of around 8 minutes up the mountain of 600 Metres. The views of the mountains and the sea are magnificent. The cost of a ticket is 5.50... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 June 2016 via mobile

The cable car ride is pretty good and on a hot day, it was lovely and cool at the top. The sanctuary building is very impressive, and there is a very reasonably priced cafe at the cable car stop. It is very peaceful and quiet, so if you need a couple of hours away from the biz, this is great.... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 June 2016

Apart from easy access as the funicular station is short walking distance from the center and magnificent alley towards the church and monastery i strongly recommend to turn left after going around the church and make a nice long walk along the ridges of local mountains. It's absolutely great in the summer as the temperature lower there by few degrees... More 

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Coventry, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 May 2016

If you are staying in the Rapallo area a visit to Santuario di Montallegro is a must.Take the cable car unless you are a serious hiker or a moutain goat.The views from the grounds adjacent to the church are like looking from an aircraft. Inside the church is just spectacular.Just a beautiful place to visit.

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