Noli and Spotorno

Noli and Spotorno

One is the small, strategic, very medieval Noli, one of the most beautiful villages in Italy, a former maritime republic, which has always been linked to Dante, who drew inspiration for Purgatory here. The other is Spotorno, a golden stretch of sand, fashionable bathing establishments alternating with public beaches.

Nome in dialetto: Nöi

IAT: Corso Italia, 8, Noli

Telefono: 0197499003

Email: info@comuneborgioverezzi.it

Nome in dialetto: Spoutórno

IAT: Via Aurelia, 42 – Spotorno - Dal lunedì alla domenica 09

The supreme poet Dante Alighieri told of this small village by the sea in The Divine Comedy:

Noli, amid arcades, loggias and palaces

Lose yourself in the narrow streets of the historic centre and savour loggias, arcades and 14thcentury palaces. Admire the Town Hall, with its civic tower and typical swallow tailed merlons, St Francis of Assisi, Our Lady of Grace. Complete the experience by visiting the Romanesque Church of San Paragorio, the first cathedral of the Diocese of Noli.

The supreme poet Dante Alighieri told of this small village by the sea in The Divine Comedy (Dante, Purgatory, Canto IV)

Not only art, but also footpaths overlooking the sea

If you love trekking, here you can try your hand at a sea view trail on the 'Sentiero del Pellegrino' (Pilgrim's Path), from Noli to Varigotti, which will take you to the Caverna dei Briganti, or of the Falsari, a large hole in the mountain. If you're lucky, you might see some free climbers suspended in the void. Pure adrenalin. You will take perfect pictures to publish on Instagram!

The commemorative plaque, in English and Italian, reads:

Spotorno, seaside resort with long beaches

A bubbly and lively locality on the Riviera di Ponente, it has a crystal clear sea, and has had Blue Flag since time immemorial. The outdoors all year round is part of these areas, and Spotorno is no exception. It's all running, cycling, rowing and flying. There is something for everyone.

Camillo Sbarbaro ,who lived in Spotorno, spoke of Spotorno as follows (to be checked):

Spotorno and its ancient heart

Spotorno has a more secret and hidden face: its ancient village is waiting to be discovered, with colourful little houses and the incredibly majestic Church of the Santissima Annunziata. The most fascinating part, however, is the medieval quarter of Monte (where the Ligurian poet Camillo Sbarbaro lived) with its creuze, small arches between houses and panoramic views of the coast. Finally, we arrive at the bishop's castle, part of the defence system that includes the beautiful Coreallo Tower, built by the Republic of Genoa to defend the coast from the ferocious Saracens.

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