One of the major Marian shrines in the province of Genoa is the Sanctuary of Our Lady of Montallegro, located in the highlands of the Gulf of Tigullio, inland of Rapallo

It overlooks the sea and is listed in the special itineraries for places of faith: twelve different routes can be taken to discover 170 monasteries, sanctuaries, historic churches, and abbeys where priceless treasures can be found on a spiritual journey. The sanctuary can be reached by a seven-minute ride in the Montallegro cable car that travels 2,390 metres over 600 metres in altitude, where travellers enjoy an exceptionally show-stopping panorama as they are lifted through the air. The best time to visit is in the spring and summer months; the cable car operates from March to September and closes at sunset.