Rapallo Holidays

Rapallo is a charming seaside town that lies on the bay of Portofino, just a short distance from both Portofino and Santa Margherita Ligure. It is conveniently served by train and there are regular buses too, so sightseeing along the coast is simple.

  • from£504pp
  • 83 rooms

This hotel stands out on Rapallo's coastline. It's a stunning Art Nouveau building with incredible outside areas and views from almost everywhere. We love the pool here that looks out over the sea and Portofino Promontory. The rooftop a la carte restaurant is a must-do and you can't miss aperitivo in the bar at sunset.

  • from£574pp
  • 119 rooms

Hotel Excelsior Palace is the ultimate hotel for a 'La Dolce Vita' get-away. The stylish beach club is right on the sea with two infinity pools looking out over the Bay of Portofino, cabanas, a fantastic restaurant and even a private jetty where you can rent boats to sail down the Italian Riviera. The hotel's got a nice old-world charm with antiques, parquet floors and elegant public spaces. It's about a 15-minute walk from the centre of Rapallo.


This wonderful four day itinerary allows you to experience the best of Liguria at your own pace. Based on the coastal town of Sestri Levante, it includes trips to the Cinque Terre and the famous town of Portofino where you can sample the wines, enjoy the views and explore some of the best walking trails in the area.

Good to know

  • Ferries run frequently to along the coast and are a scenic way to get to places like Santa Margherita, Portofino and San Fruttuoso
  • Take the cable car up to Sanctuary of Montallegro and enjoy spectacular views of the Promontory of Portofino
  • Rapallo if famous for its lace making and silk weaving
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