Villa Olimpo

via Aurelia Ponente 16 , Rapallo, 16035 Italy (Show map)


The villa was built at the end of the 19th century and here, in the Thirties, were guests famous personalities, such as Oskar Kokoshka and Ezra Pound. The old charm of the house has been carefully kept in the years through the refurbishments along with the original furniture. Three bedroom (each with private bathroom) are available for guests. It has a beautiful garden and is located in front of the Tigullio Gulf, few steps away from the city center of Rapallo, two miles from Santa Margherita Ligure and five from Portofino.

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Innkeepers: Marina e Attilio



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  • Guest room4.6
  • Service4.8
  • Value4.5
  • Cleanliness4.7
  • Onsite Dining4.5

Super villa in a super place

4.8 on September 18, 2016

We spent great 4 nights in Marina's and her sister villa. First of all, both ladies are very nice,helpfull and short italian language course was included in the price:) Mille Grazie Marina ! Our room,Portofino, was very spacious, with old style furniture, with big terrace and comfortable private bathroom.The room were very clean, cleaned evry day and towels were changed every day as well. Breakfast was delicious in,italian style but big enough and varied plus fresh fruits included. Wi-fi worked perfekt.Location of the villa is great,,just 5 minutes walk to the Rapallo. dowtown.Thank you!

Stunning villa with amazing views

5 on June 21, 2016

My husband and I, along with my brother and his wife stayed at Villa Olimpo for 3 glorious days - We wished we would have stayed longer. Marina, the owner of the B & B, is fabulous - such a wonderful, kind and gracious hostess. She made us feel completely at home from the moment we arrived. We can't say enough wonderful things about our stay here. This beautiful home was originally built by Marina's great grandfather - it is stunning, the rooms are spacious, the bathrooms are very nice and the views are spectacular. Rapallo is so central to everything. There are cruises traveling daily to Cinque Terra, Portofino, St. Margerita. By car or bus - short distance to Genoa. For anyone travelling to the Italian Riviera, we highly recommend Villa Olimpo.


5 on May 12, 2015

My wife Deb and I stayed here for a few days in May 2015. It was absolutely perfect. Marina is a kind, wonderful woman. She was extremely helpful and knowledgeable of the surrounding area, even giving us a pre-made map with recommendations for local dining. Breakfast was delicious and the views from the room were gorgeous. The location was perfect for us. Easy access to nearby tourist locations such as Portofino and Cinque Terre. Wish we could have stayed longer.

Innkeeper Response
Hi Brian, thank you so much for writing this wonderful review! I hope your trip went ahead fine and that you liked Rome. I suppose now you are back home, and that you'll remember your honeymoon as a special one. Many many greetings!

- Marina (innkeeper)


4.0 on May 21, 2014

Me encantó parar en la casa de Marina, me sentí muy cómoda, la atención fue muy acogedora, la casa es trasladarse en el tiempo, un placer con todas sus letras. Volvería allí y se la recomendaré a mis amigos que pronto visitarán Rapallo. Gracias Marina por tu hospitalidad.

Innkeeper Response
Muchas gracias por el comentario! Estoy muy contento de que se le ha encontrado bien. Aquí todo está bien, sólo que está lloviendo hoy, por desgracia. Espero que no se ha iniciado el invierno! Un abrazo, Marina

- Marina (innkeeper)


4.8 on August 31, 2013

We were in the villa for 1 week, it's really fantastic! All the rooms in the villa are beautiful with a lot of art. The rooms are very clean, the breakfast is good. Also the location is nice, just à few minuts walk to the center of Rapallo. Marina is such a nice lady and a great host. She only wants the best for her guests. We will go back!

Il tempo che fu

4.0 on December 20, 2011

Qui si respira la storia. E' una villa bellissima che fa pensare al tempo che fu. E la focaccia genovese è sublime! Marina, la proprietaria provvede ogni mattina a fartene trovare una diversa da quella del giorno prima.

Home away from home

5 on October 02, 2011

What a wonderful stay. Marina is a fabulous host. Nothing is too much to ask and she goes out of her way to make your stay special. Breakfast was outstanding with good home-brewed coffee and served in such a beautiful setting. Her house is a treasure trove of genuine family antiques. It is a short walk to the station, bus stop or supermarket and the ports of Portofino and St Margherita are a short bus trip away.

Innkeeper Response
How nice of you writing such a wonderful review! Thank you so much!

- Marina (innkeeper)

1st of May ... nella Villa del Capitano

5 on May 01, 2011

colazione in veranda: cornetto appena sfornato, focaccia fresca (buona quella alle olive e quella alle cipolle) e uno sguardo meraviglioso sul golfo; ho dormito 10 ore filate, grazie all'ambiente sereno, tranquillo e pieno di storia /storie; sole ed aria frizzantina ... prima di scendere al mare, un giro nel parco (e nell'orto) sulle orme del Capitano ... immersi nei profumi delle rose e dei fiori d'arancio ...

Wonderful stay

4.6 on April 08, 2011

I had wonderful time there. Villa is a really typical Italian villa with a very cute Winter garden with a nice vise. Marina is an amazing host. Overall it is a very warm place to stay. it is also very close to St margherita and portofino.

relaxing weekend

4.2 on February 15, 2011

We spent an outstanding weekend in this wonderful villa, a special thank to the innkeeper Marina. She is very helpful and polite. The view from the villa is wonderful and the position is very good for the beaches as well as the centre. We are looking forward to coming there again.

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Location Type

Mountains, Oceanfront, Small town


Genoa, Italy (GOA-Cristoforo Colombo) 25 miles

Directions to property:

By car: coming from the highway A12, exit Rapallo, follow the way to Portofino/Genoa by via Mameli. At the first traffic light turn right (via Torino) and after the bridge turn left. Go straight until you get to the "STOP" and then turn right (direction Genoa) to via Aurelia Ponente. The villa is about 100 meters ahead at number 16. Since it is not allowed to stop the car in front of the gate, please call us in advance, so we'll give you instructions. By train: from the railway station you can walk direction Genoa (15 minutes) or take a taxi car (say at the driver "via Aurelia Ponente 16, per favore": € 12).

Area Attractions

Antique Shopping, Aquarium, Beach, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Movie Theater, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, Picnic area, Religious Services

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Inn Details

On-site amenities

Board games, CD player, Desk, Fax Machine, Wi-Fi

Room amenities


On-site activities

Boating, Golfing, Hiking trails, Sailing, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Tennis courts

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  • Check In:: 3 p.m. to 8 p.m
  • Check Out:: before 11 a.m.
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: Outside only and in the winter garden
  • Drinking Allowed: Outside only
  • Alcohol Provided No
  • Suitable For Children: No
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No
  • Disabled Access No

Terms and Conditions

  • Accepted payments Other, Cash
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Marina e Attilio

Languages spoken

English, Italian

Resident Pets

Cats , Dogs

About the innkeepers

reading, movies, people

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  • Time Served: 8.00 - 10.30
  • Serving Location: Dining Room

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