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Charming Attic with Fabulous Panoramic Sea View. All amenities on the Door Step.



Updated: 09-Dec-2016
Attic in Rapallo near Portofino.1 Min Walk To Shops,Beaches,Restaurants. Very Quiet.Perfect For Long And Short Holidays All Year Round. Sleep 2/4

The Attic is a delightful panoramic apartment that welcomes and cuddles who chose it as their own home. The apartment has a large living room with a double sitting area and dining area, well-equipped kitchen, 1 bedroom and bathroom. Each room has a lovely balcony from which to enjoy, at any hours of the day, the colorful palette of tints typical of the Tigullio Sea, Gulf and Coast and you can really touch the sky with your finger. The Attic is located in downtown Rapallo, and at out door you will find restaurants and bars, supermarkets, banks, pharmacies, a post office, taxi, food and local wines boutiques, wonderful shops, hairdressing and laundries, the promenade and the beaches, tourist office, bus stop and railway station, ferry boat pier and boat rental. One of the best equipped beach where to relax is just around the corner! Rapallo is to be discovered day by day, tasting its history, monuments, small streets, smells, famous local delicacies, fresh food and locally wines markets, old flea markets, weekly coloured inexpensive and famous big market on Thursday, mild and healthy Mediterranean climate, glimpses, breathtaking panorama from Montallegro, beautiful sunrise and sunsets, fantastic and renowned Golf and Tennis Club, Yacht Club, diving and sailing and many different events and attractions organized throughout the year. Do not miss the dates of 1st, 2nd and 3rd July when Rapallo and in particular devotees celebrate the patroness Our Lady of Montallegro. The different “Sestrieri”, Italian for "boroughs", offer highly renowned and spectacular fireworks recruiting the best companies in the industry, several times a day all the three days. The balconies of the house are just the perfect place from which to enjoy the spectacular scenes in the front row while sipping your favorite drink and chilling. Also experience the joy of Carnival, Easter in bloom and there is the famous National Literary Award for Women Writer in June too. In July and August a number of events take place: Concerts of light music and Cabaret evenings on the waterfront, the Liguria Jazz Summer, the Festival Blues, the Festival Ballet, the Opera and Operetta Concerts in Villa Tigullio. In September: the International Exhibition of Cartoonist, the Classic Cycling ( Milan-Rapallo ) and the Portofino-Rapallo running race called "March of the Heart". In addition there are many regattas such as the Italian Cup Regatta, Opa Marine and numerous golf competitions, tournaments of volleyball, basketball, soccer and water polo, martial arts, fencing and amateur running events. We can not forget to name the wonderful rallies and vintage car brands. Christmas and New Year are a great time to be in Rapallo, which is not as crowded as summer holidays yet wonderful with warm sunny days in its beautiful setting. Moreover: Rapallo offers its tourists as a start base for day trips, as it is well served by the rail line that runs all the way along this stretch of coast, bus, boat and car for rent to discover many Liguria beauties. The old town of Genova is easy to discover strolling through the tiny, narrow street and alleys, known as “Caruggi”, Christopher Colombus places, the Aquarium, the second largest in Europe, and the Lanterno, Europe’s oldest lighthouse and a symbol of the city. Portofino is the tiny village where to enjoy an exceptional Ligurian town with pretty pastel coloured buildings, superb views and high fashion shopping. San Fruttuoso, Camogli, Santa Margherita, Monterosso, Vernazza, Corniglia, Manarola, Riomaggiore, Porto Venere are some other truly charmingly traditional fishing village to see during your vacation in order to remember this exceptional Italian Riviera area. In addition, the unforgettable Florence, Pisa and the Tuscan beauties are very close and quickly reachable by train. Here a week flies!

  • Sleeps 4
  • 1 Bedroom
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Garden
  • Internet
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided

Top Traveller Review

About the Owner


Speaks English, Italian

Guestbook comments from the manager

We have had the most wonderful week in "The Attic". Rapallo, what a wonderful place to spend a Holiday!! The Appartment is spotlessly clean and very well equipped. Franca: such a lovely lady, who has gone to great lengths to ensure this has been a "WONDERFUL EXPERIENCE".... We see nothing to improve upon. Jan + Rob (UK) June 2014

We have had a fantastic time in this apartment, every thing is wonderful. Great base and good to have a lift to the top floor! So easy to get around from here. The apartment is exceptionally well kitted out and the decor is amazing - love the art work. We see nothing to improve on. Best wishes for the future. Love Margaret and Ken Glasgow,Scotland July 2014

We had a wonderful week here in Rapallo. Really appreciated Franca's very warm welcome. Visited some lovely out-of-the-way places, over the walks on the Portofino Promontory and behind the Church at Montallegro at the end of the cable car ride. Of course, Genoa + Cinque Terre want a visit and very easy on the train. We didn't use our car this week!!!!! Thank you, Franca, for letting us stay in your lovely flat.

Sue + Ray Nottingham,UK July/August 2014

Franca made us most welcome to the "Attic"!!! The apartment is very comfortable and we loved looking out to the sea. A wonderful location so close to everything. We did not need a car as the bus, trains and ferry are so convenient. The weather was kind to us, do not belive the internet forecast!!! We love Italy and will recommend this area and the apartment to our friends. Thank you. Moira + Geoff Northamptonshire,UK September 2014
Feb 2014
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15 Reviews

based on 15 holidaymaker reviews


Great appartment and very helpful owner

  • 5 of 5

This is a great appartment in a great location. The owner could not have been more helpful finding us car parking and welcoming us with Prosecco and providing plenty of information about Rapallo. Franca welcomes you into her apartment and makes you feel as if it is your own home - highly recommended.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 3, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dearest, Thank you so much for your beautiful words. I'm very pleasure that you enjoy your holiday in Rapallo and I'm happy to have helped you settle in. I always try to live up to my guests expectations. Happy to welcome you again. All the best, Franca
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Simply wonderful

  • 5 of 5

Franca had thought of everything. She greeted us on arrival; stocked the fridge with a welcome aperitivo; and, talked us through the instructions for the flat and her very helpful guidebook of things to do. The attic is air conditioned and there are 4 small terraces for sitting out, from which you can see the sea. This is a five star apartment at a very reasonable price. Rapallo is a bustling town full of charm and entertainment and good restaurants; and is a perfect location for exploring the Italian Riviera to the south of Genoa which includes Portofino and the Cinqueterre. There are also options to travel further to Pisa and Florence. No car is necessary: cheap trains and buses run up and down the coast and there is a summer ferry. We have no hesitation in recommending this property and hope to return. Thank you Franca for providing wonderful accommodation for a lovely holiday. Andrew, Clare and Venita.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 1, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Andrew, Clare and Venita, Thanks a lot for your kind review. It was a great pleasure to welcome you and I hope to see you again in the future! All the best, Franca
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Bells, birdsong, bellissima!

  • 5 of 5

When Franca writes that her beautiful apartment in Rapallo ‘welcomes’ and ‘cuddles you’ – she is spot-on! From the moment we stepped into this lovely flat, we felt that it was ‘home from home’.

Franca was the perfect host, providing us with a fridge full of goodies and ensuring the air-conditioning was just at the right setting. Comfortable beds ensured quality sleep and the stunning views from the two balconies were the icing on the cake. Enjoying the sun set over the harbour and mountains in the evening, then watching the little boats sail into the harbour at breakfast, made this a holiday to remember. Bells, birdsong, bellissima!

Rapallo is a magic little town, with plenty of good restaurants, music and culture to entertain you in the evening and Franca’s apartment is the perfect base for which to enjoy it. Strongly recommended.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 30, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dearest, Thank you very much for taking the time to write this lovely review. I appreciate the fact that you enjoy your stay in the Attic and Rapallo very much. I really hope to meet you again. All the best, Franca
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Wonderful experience

  • 5 of 5

Franca’s apartment is exceptional. It is so well appointed and so well maintained that you know nobody could do more to make you feel comfortable and looked after. From the welcome fruit bowl to the bottle of bubbly in the fridge no detail is overlooked and everything is as clean and comfortable as it could be. The apartment is very spacious with balconies on either side to give you a view of the sea and sun or shade depending on the time of day. The bed was very comfortable indeed and the air conditioning very welcome at times. Everything is within easy reach including the station, the promenade and the very attractive and buzzing town centre. Boats, trains or buses will take you to the Cinque Terre, Portofino, Santa Margherita and beyond to Genoa. Or you might find that you just want to enjoy Rapallo with its many great cafes and restaurants. We hadn’t heard of Rapallo before but now we feel as though we want to put it on our list of regular places to visit as well as Franca’s apartment.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 3, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dearest Norma and Cliff, Thank you so much for taking the time to write such a lovely review!! I'm so happy you enjoyed the apartment and the surrounding area. I enjoy myself my own holidays and know how important they are to everyone so, I try to make the stay as lovely and trouble free as possible for all my Guests.... Thanks again and let me know when you wish to return!! Warmest Regards, Franca
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awesome attic

  • 5 of 5

This is a wonderful place to spend time in Rapallo. It is clean and well appointed with everything you could want or need. It is the perfect haven to return to after a day of adventures. Franca was especially helpful and had a great supply of food ready for you so you didn't need to go shopping immediately. Well located and quiet with wonderful views over the harbor. the internet was speedy and reliable and the bed was really comfortable. We would highly recommend 'the attic'.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 19, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Karen for your very kind review. I'm so pleased that you enjoyed your stay in my "Attic" and it lived up to your expectations. Its always a pleasure to have such charming Guests! I hope you will return one day. All the Best, Franca
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Top Quality Spacious Apartment-Brilliant position

  • 5 of 5

This place is absolutely first rate for quality. Franca, the owner, has gone to huge amounts of effort to make everything perfect for your stay. Helpful tips, restaurant Reviews, lots of food on arrival so you are set up for the first night. It was brilliant.

The apartment is much more spacious than the photos show. Really comfortable furniture and a brand new bed.

The position is unbeatable - water views from the balconies and yet totally peaceful and quiet. We had the best nights sleep as you cannot hear any noise at all.

You are 3 minutes walk to both the train station and the ferry. So go Cinque Terra one way or Santa Margherita and Portofino the other.

A wonderful place - totally recommended.

  • Review Submitted: May 17, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dearest Catherine, It was a great pleasure to get to know you and welcome you: nothing pleases me more than when my Guests have really enjoyed their stay. Thank you so much for such a great review and for taking the time to write it. I look forward to welcoming you back again some day. All the Best, Franca
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Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Genoa "Cristoforo Colombo" Airport at 35 Kilometres Nearest Barpub : "Cristallo" Bar at 50 Metres Nearest Ferry : Tigullio Ferry Boat at 300 Metres Nearest Golf : Rapallo Golf at 1.2 Kilometres Nearest Train : Rapallo Train Station at 400 Metres Nearest Motorway : Rapallo Highway at 1.8 Kilometres Nearest Restaurant : Many restaurants on the promenade at 50 Metres Nearest Ski : Santo Stefano d'Aveto at 65 Kilometres Nearest Beach : "Bagni Lido" at 50 Metres Car: not necessary

Special interest holidays:

Compared to other nearby destinations, Rapallo is a strategic base: in addition to offering sea, sports, relax and nature, it can be discovered also through its culture, art, museums, famous monuments, traditions, music, food and wine events, which give the real taste of Italy. The climate, classical Mediterranean in Rapallo, constantly brings hot and dry weather throughout the summer and mild temperatures in the winter, both perfect for holidays during every season of the year. Undoubtedly Rapallo is very well served by buses, trains, ferries, highways and airports. This allows to visit, for example, the Milan Expo in 2015 which will offer exciting events that must not be missed. Pisa, the unmissable Piazza dei Miracoli, the Leaning Tower and museums is a fascinating destination within easy reach! You can not forget the superbe outlet in Serravalle where to indulge in purchasing clothes of the major italian fashon brands at sale prices. At home there are many ideas of daily trips.


Around the corner there is the largest, fully equipped, relaxing and soft sand beach called Bagni Lido. At the end of the wonderful promenade adorned by palm trees, there is the ancient Castle public beach with crystalline sea and a lot of freedom. Than, the beaches are: Molo, Ariston with a saltwater pool and jacuzzi, Tigullio, Victoria and Marina. With a beautiful boat trip you can reach the stunning beaches of Paraggi, San Fruttuoso, Camogli, Baia del Silenzio in Sestri Levante and 5 Terre.


BY PLANE: Pisa International Airport 140 km,1.30 h. several times a day there are direct flights from/to UK/IR and than easy Train connections.Genoa Airport 35 km,45 min.Milan Linate 170 km,1.50h.Milano Malpensa 200 km,2.15 h.Nice (F) 230 km,2.30h.

BY TRAIN: the railway station is 400 mts. away, 5 min. walk.

BY CAR: motorway A12-E8 GE/LI, exit Rapallo, drive towards the city center for 1,8 km. Parking: 1 min. walk around the corner there are some free parking areas and a large fee parking.


New Rapallo Hospital: 1km. Nearest pharmacy: 20 meters.

Santa Margherita Ligure 3.5 km.

Portofino 8 km.

Camogli 13 km.

Genoa 30 km.

Milan 160 km.

Chiavari 14 km.

Sestri Levante 25 km.

The 5 terre 65 km.

Forte Dei Marmi 100 km.

Pisa 130 km.

Lucca 130 km.

Florence 200 km.

Parma 170 km.

Further Details:

Rapallo is considered a complete and cozy tourist town. Situated in the heart of the Gulf of Tigullio, nestled among the green shores of the promontory of Portofino and the rocky cliffs of Zoagli, offering fascinating views from its shores and walks on the extensive network of hiking trails. The scenic Lungomare Vittorio Veneto is adorned by a long row of palm trees, fantastic restaurants and bars all the way down to the old castle on the sea and its unique shape, which is one of the symbols of the city. Built in 1550 and recently restored, it is now home to prestigious exhibitions and conferences. On July 3rd of each year it is the main character of the famous and beautiful patron saint festival (1-2-3 July) in honor of the apparition of Our Lady of Montallegro. In fact, during the last 8 long fireworks that take place throughout the three days, the castle is burnt down artificially with a white waterfall that descends towards the sea from its roof and an output of red smoke from its windows, which create a unique effect in the world. Behind it, on the hill, there is the Shrine of Our Lady of Montallegro destination for many pilgrims from all over Italy, easily reachable by cable car, the only one in Liguria, from where you can enjoy a breathtaking view of the entire Gulf up to Genoa. The old town of medieval origin offers the opportunity to make high class shopping and visit interesting monuments: the civic tower, the basilica, the oratory of the White Fathers, the oratory of the Black Fathers, the Poor Clare monastery and the abbey "Valle Christi". Many cultural activities such as exhibitions, concerts and conferences are organized throughout the year at the Cultural Academy, the International Library, the Lace Museum and the Museum Gaffoglio.

In every season you can play a variety of sports such as golf, tennis, swimming, sailing, boating, windsurfing, fishing, diving, scuba diving, horse riding, cycling and many other disciplines.

Prices and Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
5 Nov 2016 - 16 Dec 2016
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
17 Dec 2016 - 6 Jan 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
7 Jan 2017 - 24 Feb 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
25 Feb 2017 - 7 Apr 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
8 Apr 2017 - 26 May 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
27 May 2017 - 8 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
9 Sep 2017 - 3 Nov 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
4 Nov 2017 - 15 Dec 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:

Contact owner by email to check availability.
30% deposit required to secure booking and the balance is due 6 weeks before the arrival.

Any bank commissions applied are to be paid by the sender.

Payments in other currencies are available and exchange rates will be provided accordingly.

Changeover Day:
Arrivals are on Saturday at 3pm and departure on Saturday at 10am.

Notes on prices:
Prices include cleaning, linen, towels, free WI-FI, electricity and heating, water and hot water.

Contact the owner about rates for longer periods.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

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Updated: 09-Dec-2016
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Property Type

  • apartment


  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Lift
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...


  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster


  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area


  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Television ...
  • Video Library


  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • non smoking only
  • not suitable for children ...
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Location Type

  • beach
  • city centre
  • waterfront


  • bay
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins

Leisure Activities

  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing

Floor Area

  • 70 m²


  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath (no shower), Shower Enclosure, Bidet
  • Tub/shower, WC, bidet, basin with mirror. Hairdryer, clothes horse and heating.


  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 2/4 (1 Bedroom) Notes on bedrooms: One bedroom with double bed and spacious wardrobe, parquet floor and heating. Sea view balcony.


  • Balcony ...
  • Golf ...
  • Garden ...


  • Self-catering


  • Notes on accommodation: 70 MQ. QUIET CITY CENTER ATTIC, ALL AMENITIES ARE ON THE DOOR STEP. THE APARTMENT IS LOCATED ON THE TOP FLOOR, SERVED BY AN ELEVATOR. INTERNET WI.FI: WIRELESS INTERNET CONNECTION IS PROVIDED. FREE AND FEE PARKING AROUND THE CORNER. AN USEFUL GUIDE WITH PLACE TO VISIT, LOCAL SUGGESTIONS, RESTAURANTS, ETC IS AVAILABLE FOR GUESTS. PETS AND SMOKING ARE NOT ALLOWED. THE ATTIC IS UNSUITABLE FOR GUESTS WITH CHILDREN OR BABIES. Outside: Delightful balconies overlooking the sea, the harbor and the hills at 360° where to have breakfast or any meal, sunbathe during the day or have a drink while enjoying the sunset. Small public pinewood just in front of the house. Utility Room: No utility room. Washing machine in kitchen. Ironing board and iron in the spacious wardrobe in bedroom. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Towels and linen included and property cleaned before and after lets. Beach towels are not provided. Linen and towels replaced once a week. Other: Air conditioning in the corridor for the sleeping area.

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