Albissole town

Albissole town

Albissola Marina and Albisola Superiore are two seaside resorts separated by a single "S" - perhaps due to a transcription error in the 1500s - but united by a great passion and by vistas worthy of the greatest artistic masterpieces. The processing of ceramics, the perspectives over the sea to the hinterland and the passage of famous artists all embellish this area that is today a small but great work of art, like tiles in a mosaic.

Nome in dialetto: Arbisoe

IAT: Piazza W. Lam, Albissola Marina

Telefono: 01940025254

Email: iatalbissolamarina@gmail.com

IAT: Piazzale Marinetti, Albissola Superiore

Telefono: 019 451 0948

Email: turismo@comune.albisola-superiore.sv.it

Filippo Tommaso Marinetti, a famous artist of the last century, described Albissola as a “free Republic of the Arts”, denoting its great artistic tradition handed down over the centuries.

The Albisole ceramics

Throughout the centuries, majolica ceramics have become an increasingly significant and appreciated process all around the world. Here, you can breathe in the bond with art and crafts, walking through the historic centres and immersing yourself in beauty with a visit to the MuDA (Diffused Museum of Albissola). Then there are Villa Jorn, Villa Faraggiana, Villa Gavotti, the Fornace Alba Docilia, the Church of San Nicolò, numerous craft shops on every corner, all animating the historic alleys.

Both Albissole have been awarded the '”blue flag” banner for many years, a symbol of high quality in the services offered and the cleanliness of the sea.

A sea of dreams

The Blue Flag has been waving in both towns for many years, as a symbol of the clean sea, thanks to the marvellous beaches and establishments that will offer you a truly high quality of services, ensuring you have a dream holiday!.

The mosaic is +800 metres long. The artists donated the sketches to the Municipality, as a sign of belonging and gratitude to the small town, for having hosted them and made them famous.

The Lungomare degli Artisti

Also along the Lungomare degli Artisti, the Promenade of Artists, you can savour the opportunity to fully immerse yourself in art, walking along one of the longest mosaics in the world comprised of more than 5 million tiles and adorned with works by great artists such as Lucio Fontana and Asger Jorn, who donated his home museum to the local community.

Here you can go from the sea to the Alta Via dei Monti Liguri, with its many scenic hikes, Such as Luceto and Ellera.

A painting to explore

Moving inland means being surrounded by unspoiled nature and admiring breath taking views amidst the green of the woods that merges with the blue of the sea and the azure of the sky.

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