Saturday, June 14, 2014
This is a shot I took of the fabled Ligurian town of Rapallo. We were staying in nearby Santa Margherita at the time, and decided to walk over to Rapallo to pass the evening. The fortification you see was built to fend off Barbary Pirates. Of Etruscan or Greek origins, Rapallo had 'visits' from the Lombards, the Ottomans, French armies, and at different times was part of the Kingdom of Sardinia and also of the Republic of Genoa. In more recent times the Russian-German Treaty of 1922 was signed here, and the famous writer Ezra Pound made it his home along with the English critic and essayist Max Beerbohm.