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Stunning view

This church is high up above Rapallo, you can get there on a twisty bendy road, which requires a... read more

Reviewed 21 October 2017
Jan H
via mobile
Peaceful and amazing views

The church isn't particularly special by Italian standards, but it's location is just stunning... read more

Reviewed 28 September 2017
Kate H
Reading, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 21 October 2017 via mobile

This church is high up above Rapallo, you can get there on a twisty bendy road, which requires a certain amount of confidence to drive up and back down or you can take the cable car from Rapallo. The views south of Rapallo, Santa Margherita...More

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank Jan H
Reviewed 12 October 2017

We paid for the cable car to visit Santuario but it is also accessible by car. There are a couple of fine restaurants and hiking opportunity too.

Date of experience: September 2017
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Reviewed 28 September 2017

The church isn't particularly special by Italian standards, but it's location is just stunning. Taking the cable car is an experience in itself, but the walk to the church is quite short but as it comes into view takes your breath away. Quite imposing at...More

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank Kate H
Reviewed 23 September 2017

Having taken the cable car to the top, you are rewarded with stunning views down to the sea and coastline. The Church itself is typically Italian and full of impressive artwork, whilst the outside has an incredibly impressive frontage. There is also the opportunity to...More

Date of experience: September 2017
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Reviewed 7 September 2017 via mobile

There is drive yourself , hop the bus or take the cable car . Like so many churches in Italy this one is beautiful too . I can only imagine what the walk must have been years ago . It's a leisurely up hill walk...More

Date of experience: September 2017
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Reviewed 19 August 2017

Well worth taking cable car up above the city for views and restful location. the monastery is very nice and their are places to eat (or stay) beside it.

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank Neil W
Reviewed 24 July 2017

If you're lucky, you'll get to the church while mass is in progress. Don't worry about not speaking the language. If you have any knowledge of Catholicism, you'll be able to follow.

Date of experience: May 2017
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Reviewed 12 July 2017

We are staying close by, and simply happened upon this church, It is way up at the top of a hill, with panoramic views. The church itself is humble, but with an amazing interior, typical of Italian churches. There is no fee to enter, and...More

Date of experience: July 2017
2  Thank AlyM671
Reviewed 22 June 2017

Beautiful church at top of funivia ride with lots of votives attesting miracle hearings. Gift shop of religious articles on the left side. Very spiritual place.

Date of experience: June 2017
Thank Jessica534
Reviewed 21 June 2017

take the cable car up and take a 4kilometre walk back down 800 feet in lovely forest after going in the chapel and restaurant

Date of experience: June 2017
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23 May 2016|
Response from fantommy |
The cable car opens at 9:00 until 12:30 then 14:00 to 17:30 with a frequency of one every 30 minutes.
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