Rapallo castle – one of the symbols of the city – is located at the eastern end of the waterfront promenade Vittorio Veneto. It was built in 1550 for defensive purposes after the looting and destruction of the town by the pirate Dragut, who enslaved many people. Used for a long time as a prison it was restored and is now a prestigious venue for exhibitions and conferences. ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡น #rapallo #liguria #italia #verytroubledchild

Discovering Villa Durazzo in Santa Margherita Ligure. Built in 1678 as a summer residence of the Durazzo family, the villa is a typical Alessi square building, located in the middle of a beautiful park in a dominant position overlooking the Gulf of Tigullio. We had a look at the interiors and we loved it! Especially the Venetian-made chinoiserie lacquered bed ๐Ÿ’› #verytroubledchild #santamargheritaligure #liguria #italia

What a view! We have been long admiring Ligurian gardens: they were created by the people of Liguria who โ€˜paintedโ€™ romantic landscapes amidst its olive groves, pine forests and the harsh land of the Mediterranean scrub, which splendidly merged vegetation, art and architecture. Splendid! #verytroubledchild #liguriangardens #liguria #santamargheritaligure #italia