Holiday homes and holiday rentals in Albenga

Districts: Garlenda, Il Poggio, Leca d'Albenga, Villanova,

The Roman town of "Albium Ingaunum" was founded in the second century BC on the site of a citadel of the Ligurian Ingauni. The coastal region of Albenga, which is crossed by the River Centa (formed by the confluence of the Arroscia and the Neva), has features that are unique in Liguria: a vast area of fertile land near the sea that is efficiently connected by road with the hinterland and Piedmont. During Roman times, Albenga and Ventimiglia were the most important centres in western Liguria: Albenga was the birthplace of the Emperor Pertinax.

The layout of the mediaeval town was made to adapt perfectly to the Roman settlement: it is very difficult when looking at the older walls and buildings to distinguish parts belonging to different periods.

On the bed of the river Centa, just outside the town walls, remains have been found of baths, an aqueduct and a Roman burial ground. The remains of a second-century amphitheatre are also visible. At the heart of the mediaeval town are the cathedral of San Michele with its three towers (an early Christian temple reconstructed in the thirteenth century with an adjacent decagonal baptistery), the old fifteenth-century municipal building (now the Ingauno Civic Museum) and the Casa dei Malasemenza (now the town hall). There are numerous other historical buildings, including the tower-houses and religious buildings, which all go to form one of the most compact and interesting old town areas in Liguria.

The archaeo logical itinerary along the Via Julia Augusta starts at the church of San Martino and ends at Santa Croce di Alassio. There are also many other excursions to be made through the Mediterranean maquis, the coastland and the hills that are closest to the sea: in the direction of Casa Bianca, Salea, La Colombera, Campo Chiesa and Monte Bignone (300 m.).

The underwater environment is ideal for diving: there are interesting shallows and a few relics lying off the coast. A typical local dish is "imbrogliata di carciofi", a kind of artichoke hash. Pigato, Vermentino and Rossese wines are produced from the local vineyards on the hills.

  • Albenga
  • GPS Data: 44.04842419, 8.21631432
  • inhabitants: 23778
  • province: Savona
  • area: 36 km2
  • population density: 661 locals/km2
  • neighboring cities: Alassio Ceriale

Albenga in Italy | Province of Savona, Liguria

Visit the medieval town of Albenga and practice diving in the ideal underwater of the city of Albenga in Liguria, Italy.


Holiday homes and holiday rentals in Liguria Savona Albenga

Casa Caprettina

Holiday rental in Liguria Savona Albenga

about 15 mins from the sea*, 1 swimming pool(s)**, pets not allowed, garden, Parking lot, terrace, Barbecue allowed,

swimmingpool
pets not allowed
BBQ
Parking lot
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  • 6
  • bedroom(s)
  • 2
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  • 360€
  • /week

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* Unless otherwise noted, distances are in driving minutes.
** Pools are open from the beginning of June untill the end of September unless otherwise indicated.

Car Rentals in Savona > Albenga

Avis

Car Rentals in Savona > Albenga


Telephone number: 182555564

Address: Viale VIII Marzo, 16

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Freedom Rent

Car Rentals in Savona > Albenga


Telephone number: 18252280

Address: Viale VIII Marzo, 29

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Museums in Savona > Albenga

Museo Multimediale della 500 Dante Giacosa

Museums in Savona > Albenga


E-mail: info@clubitalia.it

Telephone number: +39 182582282

Address: Via Roma 90

Website:

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Museo Sommariva

Museums in Savona > Albenga


E-mail: info@oliosommariva.it

Telephone number: 00390182559222

Address: Via Goffredo Mameli, 7

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Olive Mills in Savona > Albenga

Ölmühle Sommariva

Olive Mills in Savona > Albenga


E-mail: info@oliosommariva.it

Telephone number: 0182 559 222

Address: Via Goffredo Mameli, 7

Website:

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Restaurants in Savona > Albenga

Osteria La Gritta

Restaurants in Savona > Albenga


Telephone number: 1,83E+08

Address: Via Giosu? Carducci, 45

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Ristorante Babette

Restaurants in Savona > Albenga


Telephone number: 0182544556 oder 3395454306

Address: Viale Pontelungo 26

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Stables in Savona > Albenga

Circolo Ippico Country Club

Stables in Savona > Albenga


E-mail: ippico19@countryclub1.191.it

Telephone number: 39 182 580 640

Address: Via Giosu? Carducci, 45

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Wine Growers in Savona > Albenga

Azienda Agricola Biologica, Vio Gio Batta

Wine Growers in Savona > Albenga


E-mail: giobatta.vio@alice.it

Telephone number: +39 3356546917; +39 018220776

Address: Via Crociata 24

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Le Rocche del Gatto

Wine Growers in Savona > Albenga


E-mail: info@lerocchedelgatto.it

Telephone number: +39 0812 21175, +39 348 2627094

Address: Via Giosu? Carducci, 45

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