Villa Queirolo is one of the many residential and historic villas in the territory of the Municipality of Rapallo, built during the Belle époque of the late nineteenth century. 

It is located at the mouth of the Boate stream, right at the beginning of the Via Aurelia Occidentale, at the point where the road divides in the direction of Recco and Genoa on one side and Santa Margherita and Portofino on the other. 

Over the years it has been home to city schools, until the restoration and adaptation works that have transformed it into the “House of Culture” of the Municipality of Rapallo. 

It is currently a multifunctional structure for conferences and workshops of international importance, and home to the two city Academies, the Cultural Academy and the Aesthetic Academy.

How to get to Rapallo

Reaching Rapallo is very simple.

By car 

You have to take the A12 motorway, take the Rapallo exit. If you are nearby you can simply follow the Aurelia road.
For more information Autostrade per l’Italia 

By Train

Rapallo has its own railway station on the Genoa-La Spezia line. It is an important route with quite frequent trains.
For more information and tickets visit the Trenitalia website.

By Plane

The closest airport to Rapallo is Genoa airport, about 40 km away and easily reachable by train, bus and taxi.

By Bus

Rapallo can be reached by bus from the main towns of Liguria. Download the bus timetable, or visit AMT website


B & B and Hotels in Rapallo

1) Villa Olimpo
Via Aurelia Ponente 16 – 16035 Rapallo. 

Tel. +39 339 339 6078 – mail: marina.scarsella@libero.it
Web site: https://www.rapallobedandbreakfast.it/copia-di-home

Notes: 1 minute walking; 100 meters far from Villa Queirolo.

Prices range from 50.00 to 70.00 euros for single use and from 80.00 to 110.00 euros for double rooms. Price depends on season, days of the week, duration of stay.

1) Hotel Stella (three stars).
Via Aurelia Ponente 6 – 16035 Rapallo. Tel. +39 0185 50367
Web site: https://www.hotelstella-riviera.com/index.asp

Notes: 2 minutes walking; about 100 meters far from Villa Queirolo

Standard Single room with breakfast included from € 58 to € 110
Superior single room with breakfast included from € 65 to € 125
Standard Double room with breakfast included from € 74 to € 180
Superior double room with breakfast included from € 84 to € 280
Triple room with breakfast included from € 95 to € 240


Hotel Villa Luisa **

Via Costaguta, 12, 16035 Rapallo GE.

info@villaluisarapallo.it. Tel: + 39 0185230447

Web site: https://www.villaluisarapallo.it/?lang=en

Notes: 2 minutes walking; about 150 meters far from Villa Queirolo

Standard single room € 60, Classic double room € 80


Hotel Portofino **

Corso Giacomo Matteotti, 53, 16035 Rapallo GE. 

hotel@hotelportofinorapallo.it. Tel. / Fax +39 0185231103

Web site: http://www.hotelportofinorapallo.it/en/

Notes: 2 minutes walking; about 190 meters far from Villa Queirolo

Hotel Italia e lido ***

Via Aurelia Ponente, 22/Interno 514, 16035 Rapallo GE. 

info@italiaelido.com. Tel: +39 018550492

Web site: https://www.italiaelido.com/en/

Notes: 4 minutes walking; about 240 meters far from Villa Queirolo

Hotel Giulio Cesare ***

Corso Colombo 52  16035 Rapallo – GE. 

booking@giuliocesarehotel.eu. Tel +39 0185 50685   


Notes: 4 minutes walking; about 240 meters far from Villa Queirolo

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About Rapallo

Rapallo has been a well-known and popular tourist destination on the eastern Ligurian Riviera since the second half of the nineteenth century.

This popularity is also partly due to its strategic position: it is located right in the center of the Gulf of Tigullio, adjacent to Santa Margherita Ligure and a few kilometers from Portofino, Camogli and the Abbey of San Fruttuoso.

Arriving in Rapallo with the highway you will first meet the modern part, which is located in the innermost area, close to the hills behind, and after crossing the railway you will finally arrive at the old part, overlooking the Ligurian Sea.

The oldest part of Rapallo is, of course, the most interesting to visit and experience: here you can get lost in the wonderful pedestrian streets of the center overlooked by the typical tall houses with colorful facades.

From all the alleys you can access the Vittorio Veneto promenade, an elegant seaside promenade in the shade of palm trees, with a succession of bars, ice cream parlors, hotels and restaurants with comfortable outdoor areas, a good lounge where you can relax in peace.


castel on the sea
The Castle on the sea
Walk of kisses
Sanctuary of Our Lady of Montallegro
Abbey of San Fruttuoso
Christ of the Abyss

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11th - 16th September 2023 - Rapallo (Genoa, Italy)