Badalucco town

Badalucco town

This evocative medieval village in the Valle Argentina is an open-air museum, with its façades adorned with colourful designs and motifs. Here the streets of the village are perfumed with the precious extra-virgin olive oil - a true star of Badalucco. You can even find many oil mills, along with Olio Roi - one of the most famous producers, which is based in Badalucco and organises visits to the Oil Museum and educational farms. Strolling along the alleys, between staircases and uphill stretches, you can find the signs that lead to the top of Badalucco, where stands the Church of San Niccolò, dominating the small village.

Nome in dialetto: Bäuco

IAT: Via Bianchi Marco,1, Badalucco IM

Telefono: 0184407007

In 2003, a museum-workshop was set up in the characteristic premises of the Town Hall. Temporary exhibitions and events including the UpArtFestival, courses in drawing, photography, ceramics.

An open air painting

One feature that renders Badalucco truly unique is the abundance of frescoed walls. This village is truly one of a kind, precisely because art has adorned every corner since 1993. The real challenge is finding each work whilst always keeping your gaze up!

Visit the historic Panizzi oil mill-museum, with millstones still in operation and run by the descendant of a family of oil producers.

Badalucchesi beans and stockfish

Good food is certainly Badalucco's strong point. The succulent stoccafissu au Baücogna (stockfish à la Badalucchese) absolutely must be tasted. Indeed, each September, a big party is held in its honour along with the famous Slow Food beans.

In 1588, Badalucco was at the centre of a famous Inquisition trial: Franca Borrello, accused of relations with the devil, was sentenced to death and first tortured.

A little hiking

If you love adventure and long hikes, we recommend two routes. The first is a mule track leading to Monte Carmo, to the Sanctuary of the Madonna della Neve, in a beautiful panoramic position. The second itinerary goes almost a thousand metres above sea level, to the Tana di Bertrand, a small cave on the slopes of Monte Faudo where instruments in bone, flint arrowheads and funerary objects have been found and are now exhibited at the Sanremo Museum.

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