Moneglia town

Moneglia town

Moneglia is the ideal destination for those wanting to be near the sea whilst remaining in close contact with the land, characterised by the scents and colours of the Mediterranean scrub. Here, taking a walk on the sand and taking in the views of the typical coloured houses in the background is a delight in any season. Moneglia is tranquility, well-being, regeneration and action. The Blue Flag has long waved on the coast, as a symbol of the care and attention to the environment, the services and clean water.

Nome in dialetto: Monêgia

IAT: Corso L.Longhi 32, 16030 Moneglia (GE)

Telefono: 0185 490576

Email: info@prolocomoneglia.it

Immerse yourself in the scents of the streets where “scabeggio”, the typical Monegliese fish-based appetiser, is prepared.

Like feeling at home

As with every Ligurian seaside village, Moneglia also has its medieval carruggio a typical Ligurian narrow alley that divides the centre in two, between tall houses with coloured facades and Renaissance portals in sculpted slate. Indeed, Via Vittorio Emanuele is the fine salon of Moneglia, perfect for taking a stroll after leaving the beach, to browse and shop in the stores that animate the street.

The hiking trails behind Moneglia are of rare beauty. Between Punta Baffe, Punta Moneglia and Val Petronio, Natura 2000 Network has identified an SCI area.

A dream beach

The beach is in the heart of this bay. It is wonderfully equipped with all facilities and maintained all year round. With fine golden sand, it is embraced by cliffs jutting out into the sea and perfumed by lush Mediterranean scrub. Between Punta Rospo to the east and Punta Moneglia to the west and beyond to Punta Manara, the cliffs plunge into the sea like vertical blades, concealing hidden coves.

In the history of Moneglia, the painter Luca Cambiaso, born here in 1527, is remembered as one of the greatest exponents of Italian Mannerism.

The ancient Monilia

Moneglia has been officially recognised as one of Italy’s most beautiful villages since 2012 but reading a chronicle from 1537 suggests that even in centuries long past, its beauty was a unique rarity. In Latin, “Antica Monilia” means “precious jewels”, in this case referring to the particular richness of the vegetation represented by the fruits, here compared to jewels.

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