Friday, October 5, 2012

Day 6 - Funivia in Rapallo

Funivia Ride to Montallegro

The spectacular ride up the hill to Montallegro on the funivia, or cable railway, takes eight minutes from Piazza Solari. The cable is 2349 meters long and ascends 600 meters to Montallegro where there are beautiful views of the gulf and the hills.

At the top is the large Sanctuary of Montallegro, built in 1558 to commemorate a picture left by the Virgin when she appeared to a peasant. Its marble facade was added in 1896. On the walls inside are many offerings, mostly for miracles at sea. There are also two hotels, both with restaurants open for both lunch and dinner. Several hiking trails start from Montallegro

The sanctuary of Our Lady of Montallegro