Italian Town of Rapallo - Great Attractions (Rapallo, Italy)

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Take a tour of Italian Town of Rapallo in Rapallo, Italy - part of the World's Greatest Attractions travel video series by GeoBeats. A visit to the Italian Riviera would not be complete without seeing the city of Rapallo. The area's mild climate, palm-tree lined streets, and strips of beach has made it a pristine year round destination. Rapallo is believed to have been inhabited since as early as the 8th century BC, making it the oldest in the region. Many peace treaties, including those between Italy, Yugoslavia, Germany, and the Soviet Union were signed here. Numerous ancient structures, including fortifications and religious edifices, as well as the residences of the city’s 34,000 inhabitants, can be seen throughout town. The city is widely known has having been the part time residence of many prominent philosophers, artists, and authors. The castle on the sea was built in 1551 to protect against pirate attacks, and now functions as a symbol of the city.