Bergeggi town

Bergeggi town

Perching on the hill, with its namesake island in front of it, the small village of Bergeggi will enchant you with its great beauty. The village above the gulf, with its sheer cliffs overlooking the sea, has remote origins dating back to the ancient Ligurians. Its name contains the root 'berg', meaning mountain. The houses, interconnected by alleys leading down to the sea, with their typical terraced roofs punctuate the olive groves and vineyards with colour.

Nome in dialetto: Berzézzi

IAT: Proloco Bergeggi, Via Aurelia, 17028 Bergeggi SV

Telefono: 019 859777

Email: info@prolocobergeggi.it

The Marine Protected Area (MPA) was established by the Ministry of the Environment and Protection of Land and Sea with the Ministerial Decree of 7 May 2007, published in the Official Gazette of the Italian Republic No. 206 of 5 September 2007. (ampisolabergeggi.it)

Crystal clear water and Caribbean beaches

However, this place is appealing above all for its seaside, because here there are plenty of beaches and coves, such as the Lido delle Sirene, which remains almost hidden, under the Aurelia road, accessible by a flight of steps. The fact that there are smooth, soft black pebbles instead of sand makes this a unique and unforgettable experience. And if you want to try another, adrenaline fuelled experience, try paragliding, an activity for the more daring that can be enjoyed at Mount St Helena.

The establishment of the marine area pursues the environmental protection of the area concerned with actions aimed at protecting and enhancing its natural and environmental heritage, at promoting environmental education and dissemination, at implementing study, monitoring and scientific research programmes, and at promoting the sustainable development of the area, with particular regard to the enhancement of traditional activities, local cultures and eco-friendly tourism. (ampisolabergeggi.it)

The Cave of Mystery

Now accessible only by sea on guided excursions is the suggestive Grotto of Bergeggi, which, according to legend, was haunted by a terrible dragon, which was defeated by St Eugene armed only with the cross. The inhabitants of Bergeggi have always feared this mysterious cave, inhabited since the Neolithic period, a karstic cavity dating back some ... 200 million years!

The coastal marine environment between Noli and Bergeggi is covered by the Site of Community Importance IT 1323271, established to protect the Posidonia oceanica prairie that stretches for about 83 hectares from Noli to the Island of Bergeggi, with bathymetries between 10 and 20 m deep. (ampisolabergeggi.it)

Discovering the island

Are you a lover of the sea and its thousand secrets? It is worth discovering the paradise for snorkelling and diving enthusiasts: the island of Bergeggi. Its incredible seabed is inhabited by numerous marine species, which are also protected by a very important marine reserve. The island was inhabited by a community of monks devoted to St Eugene, a persecuted bishop of Carthage who died on the island. Tradition has it that his remains were taken to Noli but, miraculously... returned to the island!

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