Castle on the Sea in Rapallo, Italy - Encircle Photos

18 Castle on the Sea in Rapallo, Italy

Since the first settlers arrived around the 8th century B.C., Rapallo, Italy has been plagued by battles with the Lombards, Aragonese, Ottomans, French and Germans. The Castello sul Mare, which translates to Castle on the Sea, was built in the mid-16th century to defend against the Barbary pirates who looted the town and kidnapped young women. Since then, it has been used by the Captaincy of Rapallo, a prison, the Palace of Justice and now a major art exhibition. Attached to the castle is the St. Cajetan chapel which was built in 1688.


Lungomare Vittorio Veneto 1, 16035 Rapallo GE, Italy


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