Just 10 miles from Bordighera, Val Nervia between Spa and Villages:
Surrounded by olive trees and vineyards that produce the prized Rossese, Appears as a dense network of alleyways, climb, covered landscapes and tower houses that stand on both banks of the river Nervia. On the right is the nearest village, on the left c is compact and picturesque district Earth, in which the main square Sant’Antonio Abate. perched on a rocky hill, overlooking the impressive ruins of the village Castle of the Doria.
A beautiful medieval village of character with the remains of the gates of thirteenth-century walls. Perched in a panoramic and sunny especially on top of a hill, is crossed by typical alleys and stairways between the houses decorated with murals, the stradee squares in the first half of August are the fifth and stage performances at the Theater of cough. To see the Parish of the Purification of Mary, partially rebuilt in the late eighteenth century on a medieval structure;Oratory of San Bartolomeo and restoration Castle of the Counts of Ventimiglia.
Picturesque town with a tangle of narrow streets, ancient houses, which enjoys a panoramic position at almost 600 meters above sea level. The site gave birth to two astronomers of centuries XVII-XVII: Giacomo Filippo Maraldi and Gian Domenico Cassini. To the great mathematician born in Perinaldo in 1625, and became an astronomer at the Sun King, is dedicated in the City Hall exit north of the country, the museum Giandomenico Cassini drawings and documents with a small astronomical observatory.
Set in a mountain environment peaks of altitudes between 1500 and 2000 meters. Already famous in Roman times for the sulfurous waters of nearby Lake PIGO, boasts a beautiful spa complex, recently renovated. Pigna is characterized by a particular urban plan: on the hill the stone houses are arranged along the streets tretti concentric circles, cut through by steep, dark alleys, arches and arcades.
Two bridges humpback characterize Rocchetta Nervina Valid starting point for hiking, which is achieved with a deviation of 6 kilometers north of the provincial 68Dolceaquato the west.
Continuing on the main road 63, a 3 and a half kilometers from Dolceacqua isIsolabonawith the medieval Castello dei Doria an octagonal fountain in the pool dating to 1486, and just outside the Shrine of Our Lady of Grace arcaded Seventeenth.
Riviera dei Fiori
It’s the climate, the first ace in the sleeve of soft coastal stretch of western Liguria, the Riviera of the flowers, which stretches from Red Deer to Ventimiglia to Genoa where the thermometer marked 10 degrees, indicating at least 14 in Bordighera.
A 6 miles from Arma di Taggia, nell’insenatura between Cape Verde and Head Blackwe arrive at Sanremo . Famous The annual Festival of Italian Song which takes place half a century to the end of February. Sanremo is composed of two distinct parts: the Pineconethe old perched on a hill, and the modern city, famous for beautiful walks like waterfront Nationsthe Lungomare Vittorio Emanuele II, During empresswalk more elegant, dedicated Russian Empress Maria Alexandrovna, who gave a Sanremo palms that honor, the Russian Orthodox Church from the typical onion domes wide Nuvoloni. One of the main streets of the modern city is Corso Matteotti place of the elegant shopping. It is here that also Teatro Ariston that welcomes the most famous song festival d ‘Italy. Attractions Bussana old destroyed by a violent earthquake in 1900 and occupied by artists from the sixties.
Boasts one of the most enchanting walks Liguria, waterfront ArgentinaWhich extends to the west of Capo St with bathing establishments, restaurants, cafes, nightclubs. Dotted with orange, lemon, mandarin and palm trees, so numerous as to have the nickname “city of palm trees, with manicured parks, flower beds. Bordighera also offers visitors a beautiful Exotic Garden Pallanca. Monument nature, is a steep rocky slope overlooking the sea, with terraces filled with exotic plants from particular forms and beautiful flower beds that lap with an old mule trail carved into the rock. Collects more than three thousand species of plants among which the most important and valuable collection of cactus in Italy. Via Madonna Wheel 1 tel 0184 266347. Hours: Winter 9-17, summer 9-12.30 and 14.30-19.chiuso on Monday. Clinging to the hills just above the Capo St, c is the ancient old town, with medieval squares and lanes and well maintained Church the Sant’Ampelio, Presumably built in the eleventh century, where legend has lived a hermit in 411 Egyptian Ampillus, bringing with it the seeds of date palm, which is dedicated.
The Museum and Library Bincknell as well as numerous archeological finds are stored thousands of books and periodicals of archeology and local history, a butterfly collection and a library specialized in the same forum, the collection of works by the painter Pompeo Mariani.
Pompeo Mariani Foundation via old Fontana 7, tel 0184 265556. Visits the studio of the artist by appointment.
The Mortola Inferiore, Corso Montecarlo 43.
Tel 0184 229507. Hours: 1st Tues – June 15 And September 16 – October 15 9.30-18, October 16-February 28 9.30-16.
At the French border at the foot of reddish limestone cliffs 100 meters high Launching
Caves of Balzi Rossi
One of the most important archaeological sites in Europe. Are kept in Prehistoric Museum of Balzi Rossi with ornaments, utensils, weapons, fossil fauna, anthropomorphic statuettes known as Venus.