FINALE LIGURE

Health and seaside resort of Riviera a major international, Finale Ligure is situated in a strategic tourist to 65 km from Genoa, 70 from San Remo, 220 km from Milan, Turin 170, 120 and 100 from Nice to Monte Carlo, short distances that however, marked a reversal of scenarios, landscapes, the climate, culture.

Finale Ligure comprises four villages each with its own identity: the three villages on the sea, the vibrant Finalmarina, the most quiet and beautiful district of Finalpia Varigotti Finalborgo and inland to the ancient capital of the Marquis of Carretto from durable and glorious past.

On the coast the boundaries are given by the cliffs of Capo Noli and Caprazoppa; inland from the plateau of Manie and Val Ponce. This double soul of the land, jutting out into the sea as inland, offering a glimpse of rediscovered color palette.

Are clear testimonies of people who have stamped their mark in this area. Prehistoric caves and ravines to the report, the bridges of ancient Rome, the Via Julia Augusta. Excursions and itineraries are among the finds from the Byzantine and medieval eras.

Villages in the places of art reflect the splendor of the glorious marquisate of Finale, and documenting the centuries with the footprints rather than Moorish baroque, according to the different rulers. Lombards and feudal lords, the Spaniards and Genoese, each has left a mark.

You too can make a mark, bringing your experiences. What you have in return? A sea of opportunities in one holiday: the dynamism that comes from playing sports where there is plenty of choice and opportunities for everyone from climbing, scuba diving, to the countless paths and picturesque inland mountain biking or walking, paragliding, sailing, windsurfing, etc..

And still basking in the sun relaxing on wide, sandy beaches that stretch for about four kilometers lined avenues and flower beds, yielding to the silence of nature and sweet aromas.

 

For children

Finale Ligure is an ideal destination for holidays with children. The beautiful seafront promenade, wide and off the road, allows children to enjoy in peace and is located just across the street. No shortage of play areas and rides like cars, trains and other entertainment.

From the main square of Finale (Piazza di Spagna or "square of the cannons"), part of the "Turtle Express" a train tour for everyone, young and old alike, with different itineraries.

Events:

Several events are organized for children over the summer period:

White Night Baby: organized along the streets of Finalpia for "all night" (until midnight ...) with ancient and modern games, inflatables, tricks and performances.

Enchanted Castle: The event takes place in the Castle which is located directly behind the shows with games and entertainment for children.

Historic Revival: In the streets of Finalborgo awakens the medieval period, the village is closed and lit by torches. All the people in period dress will make you rediscover the ancient traditions and medieval food, not to be missed.

Guided tours: The association "Our Liguria" offers several tours in the paths or in the hinterland villages of Finalborgo and Varigotti to discover the secrets hidden in the footprints left by the man from prehistory to the present day.

Finalborgo

Finalborgo is one of four urban centers forming the town of Finale Ligure. Independent municipality until 1927, was later merged with Final Pia, Marina and Final Varigotti to form the present-day town of Finale Ligure.

Currently Finalborgo is home to numerous craft shops and became the starting point for numerous hiking and mountain biking in the hinterland Finale, as well as a meeting place for all fans free-climbers in the territory of which find their ideal Finale.

Finalborgo had the greatest development during the Middle Ages, when it was capital of the marquisate of Finale, governed by the Del Carretto and in Spain (seventeenth century). The village is part of the elite of the most beautiful villages in Italy.

The settlement developed in the hinterland, in order to quickly take the path of the mountains, to the frequent Saracen landings on the coast, protected by the confluence of the Eagle River with Pora, whose river-beds are a unique natural moat, in later reinforced by the city walls, which protects the town on the east-south-west sides, while the northern side of the country is naturally protected from the spur of the hill Becchignolo, a tower of the Roman era, later incorporated into the fortress of Castel San John. Over the centuries it was fortified with the construction of the castle that locker with his "tower of diamonds' has become the true symbol of Finalborgo.

The family of the Marquis of Carretto Final rule until 1602. The country then passed under Habsburg rule until 1713. With the extinction of the Habsburgs the marquisate of Finale was ceded to the Genoese, and Finalborgo lost importance.

After the Restoration the Ligurian republic came under the Kingdom of Sardinia in 1814 and then after the unification of Italy in the Kingdom of Italy from 1861. Finalborgo remained an independent town until 1927, when the four municipalities of Finalborgo Finalmarina and Pia and Varigotti were brought together to form the town of Finale Ligure.

To complete the tourist offer of Finalborgo, the very interesting Archaeological Museum of Finale. Opened in 1931 in the restored monastery of St. Catherine, Finalborgo, preserving important prehistoric archaeological finds documenting more than 350,000 years of human presence in the territory of Finale.

Each year is organized in Finalborgo hilarious "reenactment." The entire village is closed and the fire lit torches, the whole population dresses in the clothes of the period and gives birth to an exciting show with the Marquis of Carretto that lives through the ancient streets of the village.

Varigotti

Three kilometers from Finalmarina meets Varigotti, all coasting along the beach, the pride of the Riviera di Ponente.

It has picturesque details in its architecture and maintains a network of alleys and squares overlooked by the old "Mediterranean houses" also called "Saracen houses" type housing in the Riviera almost unique, colorful, one-storey terraced and lying directly on the beach costellanti or rural settlements by the coast.

The Head of Varigotti, Punta Crena, is a lovely viewpoint overlooking the sea, a green and craggy promontory named Punta Crena.

Behind the hill is the beautiful Bay of Saracens, an ancient natural shelter often exploited by enemy ships Saracen. The sea in this bay is one of the most beautiful in all of Liguria with clear waters and seabed rich in life.

Upstream starts a rather easy path through fragrant pine trees reach the medieval church of San Lorenzo, also overlooking the sea. From there you can see the piers of stone, covered up by the Genoese in 1350 tired of piracy to their merchant ships.

Yes, because Varigotti is a Mediterranean village, linked inextricably to the sea, the real protagonist. A natural oasis where nature was very generous: crystal clear waters of the realm of bass, the sea grass, moon fish, waters to swim gently or lungs, where sports of sailing, windsurfing, surfing and diving, water that retain their charm even out of season.