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Liguria

Pieve portico

East of Borgomaro

Pieve di Teco This is one of the inland capitals of Western Liguria. A large historic centre, with commercial leanings. It was founded in the thirteenth century on the ancient road leading towards Piedmont, defended by the castle of the Clavesana family, the local lords. Genoa took control of the c....
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Our favourite places

Dear guests and friends, everybody has places that are dear to them, for various different reasons. Views, buildings, trees, precious monuments that remain close to our hearts. Here follows a short list of those places in western Liguria that we call our favourite places. They are only a small part ....

La Val Nervia

In Val Nervia, a short distance from the coast, there are some “inland capitals” and Dolceacqua is rightfully the most important. Built on ancient Roman-Ligurian foundations, it nipped its development in the bud during the late Middle Ages, due to the power of the Genoan Doria family. Dolceacqua....

Ventimiglia

The last Italian city before the border with our French cousins. Three cities in one: the Roman city of Nervia, rediscovered between the 19th and 20th centuries, with a theatre, thermal baths, houses, tombs, and many objects to be seen in the Girolamo Rossi Archaeological Musuem and in the Antiquari....

Sanremo

It is difficult to describe the city in a few lines, since its current and past realities are very complex, even from a social point of view. For those who don't know it, it should be said that we are talking about a city that has had great periods of growth, in the 13th, 15th, 17th-18th centuries a....

West of Borgomaro

San Lorenzo al Mare A coastal tourist town, which closes the link between sea and hills, notable for the production of extra-virgin olive oil and lavender. It has a tiny, higgledy-piggledy historic centre, with a modern theatre and works of art scattered throughout the streets. A small, pleasant pl....
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Liguria: how and why

Liguria is a long, narrow arch of land between the Mediterranean sea, the Alps and the Apennines. It is part of Northern Italy, with some distinctive geographical, natural, economic and social peculiarities. Everyone thinks of it as a seaside region with its excellent Blue Flag beaches, but it is al....

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