Andora town

Andora town

Characterised by watchtowers and crenellated castles, the ancient heart of Andora is represented by Borgata Castello, the original core of the village perched on the hill, guarding the Val Merula. In contrast, the more modern town, full of life, develops along the flat coastline. Andora has issued a challenge and promotes itself in this way: 365 days a year of sport. And indeed every day there is an activity.

Nome in dialetto: Andȍa

IAT: Largo Milano, Palazzo Tagliaferro, Andora

Telefono: 0182 681004

Email: accoglienzaturistica@comunediandora.it

The Merula Valley offers beautiful and unexpected landscapes with breathtaking views, passing through olive groves, forests and hamlets.

Sport friendly nature

In Andora you will find experienced guides and instructors, efficient sports facilities and the complicity of nature, which in every season offers sea for water sports or wind for kite evolutions that take place here. You can enjoy hiking or mountain biking, or enduro or horseback riding along the 200 km of trails and mule tracks over a thousand meter difference in altitude from sea level to Pizzo d'Evigno, which closes the Val Merula. The valley offers beautiful and unexpected landscapes with breathtaking views, passing through olive groves, forests and hamlets.

It is said that Al Kadir, a perfidious Saracen prince, fell in love with the young Andalora, he kidnapped her and tied her to the mast of his ship. Stefanello tried to free her but was discovered and wounded. Distraught, Andalora broke free and threw herself into the sea, where the two died embracing. Moved by their passion, Al Kadir decided to give the youngsters immortality, with the names of the villages Andora and Stellanello.

Taste and culture

Andora also offers food and taste experiences. Here, you can lose yourself among the olive terraces and among the scent of aromatic herbs such as Thyme, Mastic, Rosemary, Juniper and Lavender, with the dedicated 'Feast of Aromatic Herbs'. Culture is promoted by the free events organised both in Palazzo Tagliaferro, an ancient and noble residence dating back to the end of the 18th century, and, in the summer, in the gardens in front of it: exhibitions, meetings, concerts of great quality that attract a large international audience, with free admission.

Thor Heyerdahl, the famous archaeologist, is buried in Colla Micheri.

Colla Micheri and the story of an explorer

A small, unspoilt hamlet on the hillside opposite Borgo Castello is worth a visit. This is the hamlet of Colla Micheri, made famous by the Norwegian explorer Thor Heyerdahl, who made numerous exploits and ocean crossings with reconstructions of ancient boats. The most famous is the Kon Tiki, a balsa wood raft. The once

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