Monday, May 18, 2009


Rapallo, a small town on the Ligurian Sea (Province of Genoa), was a quick stop as we were leaving Italy on our way to France. It is of no religious significance, but it sure is a picturesque town. I would have enjoyed lingering for a few days. But, alas, it was just a pit stop along the way.

View of the Tigullio Gulf from the balcony of my hotel room.

Castello sul Mare (Castle on the Sea) was built in 1551 to assist in defense of the frequent pirate attacks.

Friendly Italian Chef and cooks!

Passing an open window into the kitchen of a restaurant, I couldn't resist taking a picture. As I asked the chef if I could the other two readily jumped in and posed for the camera.