Description from the manager
Description from the manager
Type: Apt. / Condo
Book this 3 bedroom, 3 bathroom apt. / condo in Rapallo today! A total of 8 people can sleep here comfortably. This property has been booked 11 times.
Guests can enjoy a internet access and among other amenities offered by this rental.
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CasaMaTi - Refined apartment next to seaside/center Rapallo, Liguria, Italy
Additional Location Information
Here you have some infos about the area from Varigotti to Cinque Terre
They are meant to help you enjoy the places I love and know best and the ones it might be more difficult to bump in just walking around. You'll also find some general hints, that may sound funny or useless if you already know Italy but will turn useful if it is the first time you are in my country.
Consider that I usually visit the area in winter and during weekend (I love Liguria but I live in Milano), in summertime there are many other places to check.
Billa supermarket is a few steps from train station. Ask for Billa or Standa (the old name) and everybody knows. It is open 7/7 from 8.00 am to 8.00 pm.
Fresh vegetable market in Via Venezia every morning.
Many shops like, bakery, pasta fresca, butcher, fishmonger, cheese shop, deli shops etc. in via Mazzini and Via Venezia and surroundings.
Almost every pasta fresca is good. The ones I usually buy at are: la Casana in Via Mazzini and Dassu in Via Venezia.
At the corner of Via Mazzini and Via Magenta you have "La bottega dei sestieri" wich is a real gourmet temple. They also speak English and can suggest you the best combination of wine and food. They have a lot of food produced in the "slow food" spirit. htttp://(website: hidden)
Places for breakfast
The "BAR LATTERIA" at the streetlight by the Auditorium delle Clarisse: a tiny bar with fresh pastry, good espresso and a nice view on the sea. My friend Marzia (the owner of the bar and the Bagni Molo just in front of it) can also give you good tips on the area. You find it on the way from the castle to Villa Porticciolo. By the "BAR LATTERIA" you have a new strand with international press.
PASTICCERIA CANEPA: it is in Piazza Garibaldi, the little square at the beginning of the "caruggi" by the octopus (polpo) fountain.
BAR SOLE, great location a few steps from “BAR LATTERIA”
In Italy "bar" does not only mean a place to drink alcohol in the evening, most of the time is a place to have a coffè and croissant in the morning maybe (but not necessary) at the counter.
"caffè" is more a place to seat and spend time. The difference it is not so sharp and you can spend as much time as you want in both.
Very nice also Caffè Defilla in Chiavari in corso Garibaldi.
My favourites are:
-Hostaria Vecchia Rapallo, Via Fratelli Cairoli, 24-25 tel 0185 50053
-Focaccia in Riviera, it is just at the beginning of via Zunino (or at the end if you arrive from the apartment). Try their Focaccia di Recco (cheese focaccia ) it’s excellent.
Bagni Molo (in summer is also restaurant) Marzia: (phone: hidden)
- Bar Sole, great location.
U Bansin Via Venezia, 104 tel: 0185 231119 very easy but but the food is good
U Giancu Via San Massimo - tel: 0185.260505/0185.261212 a must if you have little kids. They will love it. It's far from the center and the apt, you can go there by bus (direction San Massimo) by car or taxi
Trattoria Da Mario, Piazza Garibaldi, 23, tel: 0185 51736
if you love pizza: Pizzeria Bella Napoli, Corso Colombo, 26. tel: tel 0185 56683
Almost all of the places on the Passeggiata are ok. To pick out some two names: Hotel Miramare and Da Monique.
My favourites are:
- Caffè del Porto Via Tomaso Bottaro, 32 tel: 0185 287044, traditional cuisine easy and quite inexpensive.
- Capo Nord: 0185 289542 (it's actually between Santa Margherita and Paraggi) unfortunately it is open only in summer. Very romantic, you really eat "pieds dans l'eau".
There are also some other nice places in the area by Piazza Vittorio Veneto and at the beginning of Calata del Porto but sometimes they are a little snobish and the gap between what you pay and what you get is too high. In summer is really crowded. Consider that Santa Margherita is one of the favourite places for young scion of northern Italy rich families to show off, in winter is different.
My favourites are:
- Polpo Mario: 0185 480203 my favourite dish is "misto all'antica" and my favourite wine is: Vermentino di Laura Aschero
- Cantine Cattaneo: Via Vicinale della Madonnetta, 1 tel: 0185 487431 you need to go there by car or you can take a taxi from Sestri Levante.
Portobello: Via Portobello, 16 -tel: 0185 41566 in the baia del silenzio
Asseu: via G.B. da Ponzerone, 2 take the road from Sestri Levante to Moneglia, the restaurant is just after Riva Trigoso. (website: hidden) You need a car or you can take a taxi from Sestri Levante.
Ristorante dei Castelli: the owner is the same of Polpo Mario. Very nice location and good food but, in my opinion, a little too expensive. I prefer Polpo Mario.
Ruta di Camogli:
Nonna Nina (excellent traditional ligurian cuisine) : 0185 773835 (website: hidden) you have to go by car or take a taxi from Santa Margherita or Camogli. You can also take a 15-20 min walk from the bus stop of Ruta.
If you go there for lunch and don't mind walking (and little trekking), you can spend the afternoon on the path from Ruta to Punta Chiappa and then from Punta Chiappa to the village of Camogli, wich is beautifull.
Gelaterie (icecream places)
Frigidarium (just by the castle)
Gelateria del Polpo (under the arcades at the beginning of via Mazzini)
Gelateria Centrale try Pinguino (chocolate dipped ice cream)
Baciollo (my top favourite) try: crema con fichi e noci (figs and nut) and ricotta e cotognata.
Places to have a drink from 7 p.m. till late and for APERITIVO
Aperitivo is normally served with a little food that sometimes it is not just "a little".
In some places, in summer, you may find "happy hour" which is served from 7pm to 9pm: you only pay for the drink and are aloud to help yourself as much as you like with food. It is the italian version of "tapas".
Enoteca Il castello
Bar le saline
Caffè Defilla in corso Garibaldi
There are two bars in the "baia del silenzio", one is by Hotel Helvetia and the other one is almost on the other side of the bay. Both of them are very nice.
Enoteca Winter Rose
They are both on calata Marconi on your left side looking at the sea.
If you look for sandy beaches, you should go to LIDO or FLORA, they are a little more far away from the apartment, but not that far.
PORTICCIOLO is very close to the apartment and also my favourite.
MOLO is also close to the apt and is owned by my friend Marzia she is very nice and often organizes nice dinners at the beach.
My suggestion is not to go every day in the same place and, above all, go and visit the little villages in the surroundings, like: Zoagli, Prelo, Trelo, San Michele, Paraggi.
Zoagli: reach the seaside and walk on the cliffs on your right side till you can, the water is great.
Sestri Levante: baia del silenzio
Places to visit and things to do:
you MUST visit the following villages, in brakes the best way to reach them in day time
Sestri Levante (train/car)
Cinque Terre (train/boat) consider a full day to go, visit and come back. It's touristy but worth the crowd. (website: hidden)2013/10/06/travel/treasures-of-the-cinque-terre.html?pagewanted=1&_r=0
and if your holiday lasts a little more:
- Zoagli (foot/train/car)
- Chiavari (train/car) it’s very nice the center with it’s ancient arcades but I do not like so much the new waterfront.
- Santa Margherita (bus/car)
- Lavagna (bus/car)
- Portovenere and Lerici (boat) quite far away, consider a full day to go, visit and come back
- And last but not least GENOVA. In my opinion, it has the same ranking of Florence or Turin in terms of number and quality of historic buildings and monuments. Do not forget to visit the Genova Acquarium (website: hidden) and the Città dei bambini, (website: hidden)àdeibambini.net. Your kids will love it!
Also check exhibitions in Palazzo Ducale: (website: hidden)
San Fruttuoso (only by boat). Charming but very touristic, do not go on week-end (website: hidden)
things to do
- walk from Rapallo to Santa Margherita (5km) and Portofino (9km) it is plain and easy with many places and villages to stop and rest on the way. Avoid weekends and July-August period, you walk by the same road of cars and you do not want to mix too much "sea smell and sound" with "traffic smell and sound".
- walk from Ruta di Camogli (you reach it by bus from Rapallo) to Punta Chiappa/Capo Pidocchio. If you are a good swimmer, have a swim at punta Chiappa. Be careful, if the sea is not calm it can be difficult to get out of the water. Check what locals do. On the way there is a nice restaurant: U SPADIN. His pesto sauce is famous.
- trekking from Portofino to San Fruttuoso (you can also reach San Fruttuoso by boat) It is quite challenging but the view is great. If you get too tired you can take your way back by boat. Check the boat (battelli) time table in Portofino.
Other suggestions: (website: hidden)
- on the way to the center there is "Auditorium delle Clarisse" where classical music is often performed and the Gaffoglio museum.
- in the Parco Casale you have: children playground, mini golf course, library, museo del merletto, open air movie theatre (only in summer) great place also for jogging and walk your dog
- not far from the highway exit you can play golf or tennis at Circolo Golf e Tennis Rapallo.
(website: hidden) (bus direction Santa Maria and San Massimo)
Means of transportation:
things change a lot between summer and the rest of the year.
in summer, especially during week-end it's much better not to use your car. The problem is actually much more parking than circulation.
By bus, train or boat you can go almost everywhere but check accurately the schedule for your way back.
Bus station is just in front of train station (stazione). Bus is also a very good place to talk to locals and ask for tips of info about the area.
Boats leave from the "passeggiata" 200mt far from the castle
This is the italian railway company site: (website: hidden) check those destinations: Zoagli, Camogli, Corniglia (cinque terre), Sestri Levante and GENOVA.
This is the bus company site: (website: hidden) check: Santa Margherita, Portofino, Camogli, Zoagli, Ruta di Camogli.
This is the ferry company web site: (website: hidden) check: Portofino, Santa Margherita, San Fruttuoso and Cinque Terre.
Generally speaking in Liguria there is a much wider choice of "land food" than fish. Which it does not mean fish is not excellent, but, it would not be smart to eat more frequently fish than the rest just because you are by the seaside. If I have to pick a category of ingredients to be told as the most important in the Ligurian cuisine, I would say: vegetables and oil. And I would add that the tradition has been able to create dishes full of taste and perfume from very poor ingredients.
Here you have some dishes that are typical of the region:
Pesto sauce, which is used to season trofie or trenette
Salsa di Noci (nut sauce), which is used to season Pansotti, which is a kind of ravioli with vegetable filling
Coniglio (rabbit) or fishes like orata or branzino alla ligure (oven cooked with potatoes and olives)
Polpo con le patate octopus with boiled potatoes (very good at Polpo Mario restaurant)
Many different tipe of Torte di verdure (quiches) or verdure ripiene, one for all is Torta Pasqualina (which is supposed to be eaten at Easter).
Focaccia (flatbread) and focaccia con il formaggio (cheese). The best places to buy focaccia are bakeries. The one by the apartment and the one under the arches at the beginning of via Mazzini are excellent.
Very good focaccia also at Il focacciaio in Vico del Pozzo, 30, Rapallo (and it is open also on Sunday and till 8,30-9,00 pm.)
Olives: if they bring you some dark little olives they are "olive Taggiasche" they do not look nice but are tasteful.
if you eat at home, food shopping in Rapallo
Billa supermarket on the way to the station. Ask for Billa and everybody knows. It is open 7/7 till 8pm.
Fresh vegetable market in Via Venezia
Many shops like, bakery, pasta fresca, butcher, fishmonger, cheese shop, etc. in via Mazzini and Via Venezia and surroundings.
A very good bakery is also a few steps from the apartment.
Almost every "pasta fresca" shops are good. The ones I usually buy at are: la Casana in Via Mazzini and Dasso in piazza Venezia. At La Casana you can also attend cooking lessons
At the corner of Via Mazzini and Via Magenta you have "La bottega dei sestieri" wich is a real gourmet temple. They also speak English and can suggest you the best combination of wine and food.
Tips at restaurant: it does not work like in the States and in many other countries, 15-20% of the bill is a lot (that is why often the service is worse). If you are happy with the service you can leave:
- bar, caffè, enoteca and similar (only if you are served at the table): 1-2 euro per person
- at the restaurant: 2-3 euro per person
- at the bar counter: it would be kind to leave 20-50 cents but most of the Italians don't tip at the counter.
Never leave copper coins.
If you are served by the owner (sometimes it may happen) you should not tip, if you want to tip, is kind to specify that the tip is for the employes.
bill/check: it is quite unusual to ask for separate bills and is even more unusual that each person pays with his own credit card (as it often happens in France).
Means of payment: do not forget to carry some cash on you. In Italy credit/debit cards and similar are used in supermarkets, nice shops and restaurants or to buy gas. Small grocery, bars, small restaurant and, generally speaking, small exercise only accept cash. Maybe they show American Express or Visa sign outside but, when you try to use your card, they tell you either, your card is not working or their machine is broken.
Prices that are shown on menus and everywhere include all taxes.
If you do not like espresso because it is too strong ask for "caffè americano"
if you want a sort of mini cappuccino ask for "macchiato caldo"
Avoid restaurants that displays food pictures outside and the ones with a too wide menu. With a few exceptions, the shorter is the menu, the better (and fresher) is the food. Allways ask the price of the "dish of the day".
Have a nice holiday!!
More About This Location
Beach or lakeside relaxation, Waterfront
Car is not necessary
Proximity to TripAdvisor's Top Rapallo Attractions
Proximity to TripAdvisor's Top Rapallo Attractions
Last updated on August 25, 2016
Rates shown in $ USD (Rental listed originally in EUR)
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Please note: these rates exclude taxes and fees and may vary depending on the length of your stay. Rates are also subject to change at the manager’s discretion.
- Damage Deposit | $338 per stay
- Cleaning fee | $102 per stay
- linen and towel rental | $68 per stay
- Fees for additional guests may apply.
- Cleaning Service
- Linens Provided
- Local Guides/Maps
- Short breaks allowed (1-4 days)
- Towels Provided
- High chair
- Clothes Dryer
- Washing Machine
Phone / Internet
- Wireless Internet
- Internet Access
- Ocean or water views
- Stove or Oven
- Satellite or cable TV
- Balcony or terrace
- 8 Dining chairs
- 8 Lounge chairs
“Lovely and comfortable apt in Rapallo”
We arrived for a long Easter w/e and were not disappointed. I was a little nervous booking an apartment over the internet but Bruno was so easy to deal with. He was very prompt in responding to my many questions and the information that he provided about what to see and where to eat was so helpful. The apartment was very spacious, comfortable with beautiful pieces of furniture. We felt very comfortable and at home. I loved that we were only 1 block from the ocean and were able to see it from the balcony. Another great plus was that it was in a beautiful residential area that was only a few blocks from the center of town. We walked everywhere, including to the train station. I would stay here again without a doubt!!
A FlipKey verified reviewer
“Perfect place to have a holiday”
We spent a week in the apartment to go hiking in the area. The apartment was great and the location in Rapallo as well. I can only recommend it. We felt really at home in the apartment. The renting was very easy and uncomplicated. Bruno Sacchi gave us many good tips beforehand where to go, what to see or where to eat. Perfect holiday.
“Most Memorable Stay Thanks to this Wonderful apartment”
Staying in this perfectly located, large apartment in Rapallo with my teenage boys and husband made for a truly memorable experience. From the moment we entered the apartment we felt at home. It is by far the cleanest apartment I've ever stay in whilst travelling. Rapallo is a perfect base for a stay whilst exploring Portafino and other areas. You can get a bus, train or ferry to get wherever you wish in the local area. Don't hesitate to book this apartment I promise you you will not be disappointed. By the way, Bruno is very prompt with his replies which makes for a seamless booking process. Thanks again Bruno.
“Beautiful, beautiful apartment in Rapallo”
This apartment is well-situated in Rapallo; you can see the sea from your windows. You are within walking distance of everything you want to see. We were even within walking distance of the train station, which made it very easy to travel to the Cinque Terre. The apartment itself is very contemporary, well-appointed and very large. There are 3 bedrooms and each has its own bath. The owner is extremely helpful and provides you with lots of information about the local area. Rapallo itself is a great location for visiting the entire Ligurian coast, and is simply a stunning city.
A FlipKey verified reviewer
“Just Rent It”
This property is simply great. Fabulous location with wonderful amenities. It's actually a family-sized home in a very stylish building very close to the waterfront in beautiful Rapallo. Immediately upon arrival the striking thing is how large it is. Wonderful kitchen, three elegant bedrooms (two with en-suite) and all the usual large-screen TV and Internet. Can't beat it. Just book it.
My wife and I have been here before. We like the place só much that we decided to come back. The second was even better because the owner made some major improvements that include new kitchen, wew flat screen tv, new bathrooms, etc. If you are a demanding traveller, I am sure you would be pleased with such accommodation. Parking In front of the building is fairly easy, except on weekends when you could use a paid parking one block away. In short, the apartment is 2 blocos from the mais street of Rapallo. We strongly recommend this placê. The owner and the lady that checks you In and out are extraordinary good people, easy to deal with. A. Gaspar
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“A beautiful apartment”
This residence near the sea in Rapallo is ideally located, beautifully furnished and very spacious. It worked out beautifully for two couples in October.
RON, BEV, DAVE, AND ANGIE
“Better than we hoped it would be”
The apartment is just fantastic. Everything you need is there. Great views and plenty of space to enjoy your stay. The pictures don't do it justice. The view of the Mediterranean from the balcony is perfect to have coffee or a glass of wine. Don't forget to take the Funicula in downtown Ravenna to the top and view all the way to Portofino! Bruno was responsive to all of our calls and needs. We appreciated all of his assistance. You will love Rapollo, the apartment and especially a boat ride to Portofino. Rapallo is a perfect place to take day trains to cities nearby IE Cinque Terre and Genoa. We are so happy we stayed here and completely enjoyed every moment of our stay. Thank you Bruno
“Oh My God”
The The apartment was amazing. It was large, beautifully decorated and had views of the water. This is is our third trip to Italy in six years and this was the best accommodation ever. The owner, Bruno gave us all the local information in detail, prior to our stay. All we had to do was enjoy it. Rapallo was by far the best town to stay in. I thought that Portofino was was small and over rated. Stay in Rapallo and catch the ferry to Portofino and Santa Margherita.
Jackie and Doug
Nova Scotia, Canada
We were at Bruno's apartment from Oct. 6-13 and we enjoyed our stay immensely. It's a big apartment so with there being only the two of us, we had way more space than we needed. We found the kitchen well stocked with dishes, pots, appliances, etc. and we really enjoyed the coffee maker. The apartment has two decks off the living room and we enjoyed eating some meals outside. We are so happy we chose Rapallo as our home for a week. We loved the town, the castle, the waterfront and the people. The apartment is located nearby and we enjoyed the walk to city centre each time. Bruno was quick to respond to all our questions and dear Lucia even drove us to the airport on our last day. We would definately recommend Bruno's apartment. Loved it!
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