Magical village Cervo in Liguria, Italy

About the city

Winding lanes & the glittering sea

Cervo‘s old central district is really unique. The winding lanes beckon the vacationer to take a stroll. No matter whether you go right through the middle of town or you take the way round on the outside, you will always end at the centre of the old town district from whatever direction you come – that is the Serafino bar. From there one can enjoy the wonderful view over the Via Aurelia, as well as the glittering turquoise blue sea. After a sylish breakfast of Cappucino and Focaccia you can then make a wonderful start to the sunny day at the beach.
Enjoy the special charm in a residential unit and immerse yourself into the magic of the medieval life of this picturesque village by the sea.  

The Throne of Cervo

The village is dominated by the picturesquely majestic-looking parish church of San Giovanni Battista. This is one of the most important and most significant architectural testimonies of the baroque era in Liguria. The Clavasana-Castle towers on a rock high up on the peak of the hill. The castle was modified several times during the last century. It was used for defensive purposes in the past, but today the ethnographic museum for Western Riviera stands there.

Church Cervo

I borghi piú belli d´italia

Not many localities get this title, but only „the most beautiful villages in Italy“. This small car-free town with its medieval fortress lies between San Bartolomeo al Mare and Andora. Cervo forms a pleasant contrast to the lively bustling coast. It is located on a hill which slopes gently to the sea!

What is there worth seeing?

The “Castello di Clavesana” castle is located on the less protected side of the mountain. This can be viewed today just like the city museum. Constantly changing special exhibitions take place there. Another thing you should not miss is the gallery. It is found in a partly restored church in the old central district in Cervo.

The Village Centre

Every summer the forecourt of the church is transformed into a wonderful open-air platform for the International Festival of Chamber Music. The village centre is formed by two- to three-storied houses lined up one after the other. Almost all the buildings have ancient arcades on the ground floor, which have hardly  changed over the centuries. Shady and winding lanes meander between the rows of buildings.     
 

  • Cervo
  • GPS Data: 43.92497547, 8.11426163
  • inhabitants: 1155
  • province: Imperia
  • area: 3 km2
  • population density: 341 locals/km2
  • neighboring cities: San Bartolomeo al Mare Andora

Best Italian restaurant in Cervo, Serafino

Food

Eating and Drinking in Cervo

The “Porteghetto” restaurant (Via Aurelia 9) has a unique location by the sea. One can enjoy local fish specialties there, in addition to the view of the sea. Be ready to become mesmerized in a culinary way!                          

The “Le Nereidi” restaurant (Via alla Foce 21) also offers fish dishes. However, one can also find pasta and other dishes on the menu card. The food is prepared creatively according to the motto, “the eye eats too” – not just pleasure for the palate!

Typical pasta dishes and pizzas can be found in the traditional “A Veggia Baracca” restaurant (Via Circonvallazione a Ponente 3). They also prepare meat and fish dishes. You can enjoy the meal in a family atmosphere on the terrace or in the restaurant garden.

The“Serafino” Café Restaurant is recommended not only for its fantastic viewing terrace but also for dinner. One should for once absolutely stop over during a stroll through the old city centre and enjoy one’s coffee there as well as the view of the wide sea.

Visit Centro Storico di Cervo

What to do

Cervo’s Beaches

You can find many free sections of the beach in this coastal resort. They are predominantly gravel and rock beaches, but even sand and gravel are there. One can enjoy a fantastic panoramic view of the old city centre of Cervo from the sea. 

Explore the natural environment

Whoever spends his summer holiday in beautiful Cervo and likes going out for walks, can very well do it here too. A wonderful road leads from the castle square through olive grooves and dense sprucewood. The olive grooves in particular are an important product for the Ligurian region. If you are lucky you can observe the locals harvesting olives. This is done every year according to an ancient tradition. At the end of the road you will get out at the Ciappá-Park, which will give you a wonderful view over the Gulf of Diano.

Cervo in Italy | Province of Imperia, Liguria

Enjoy peace and quiet holiday in the town of Cervo in Liguria, Italy and visit the famous church San Giovanni Battista.

Long sandy beach in Liguria

Holiday homes and holiday rentals in Cervo

Cervo holiday accommodation in Liguria

Properties

Nido di Venere

Holiday rental in Liguria Imperia Cervo (Riva Faraldi)

about 15 mins from the sea*, Pets on request, 1 bedroom(s), Internet, Sat/TV, terrace, Barbecue allowed,

Pets on request
BBQ
TV
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Penthouse Ama

Holiday rental in Liguria Imperia Cervo

about 4 mins from the sea* Pets on request, Parking lot, 2 bedroom(s), Air conditioning, Washing machine, Internet, Dishwasher, Sea views, on a slope, Sat/TV, terrace,

Pets on request
Washing machine
Dishwasher
TV
Air conditioning
Internet
Parking lot
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Nido Orientale

Holiday rental in Liguria Imperia Cervo (Riva Faraldi)

about 15 mins from the sea*, Pets on request, garden, 1 bedroom(s), Internet, panoramic views, Sat/TV, Barbecue allowed,

Pets on request
BBQ
TV
Internet
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Casa del Principe

Holiday rental in Liguria Imperia Cervo

about 6 min(s) to the sea (on foot) Pets on request, Parking lot, 2 bedroom(s), Air conditioning, Washing machine, Internet, Dishwasher, Sea views, on a slope, Sat/TV, terrace,

Pets on request
Washing machine
Dishwasher
TV
Air conditioning
Internet
Parking lot
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Casa Il Ponte

Holiday home in Liguria Imperia Cervo

about 0.1 km from the sea, Pets on request, balcony, garden, Parking lot, 2 bedroom(s), Washing machine, TV, terrace, Barbecue allowed,

Pets on request
Washing machine
BBQ
Sat/TV
Parking lot
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Casa Serafino grande

Holiday rental in Liguria Imperia Cervo

about 6 min(s) to the sea (on foot) Pets on request, Washing machine, Sea views, on a slope, TV,

Pets on request
Washing machine
Sat/TV
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Casa Serafino piccola

Holiday rental in Liguria Imperia Cervo

about 6 min(s) to the sea (on foot) Pets on request, 1 bedroom(s), Washing machine, Sea views, on a slope, TV,

Pets on request
Washing machine
Sat/TV
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Casa Virginia

Holiday rental in Liguria Imperia Cervo

about 0.02 km from the sea, Pets on request, garden, 1 bedroom(s), Washing machine, Dishwasher, Sea views, Sat/TV, terrace, Barbecue allowed,

Pets on request
Washing machine
Dishwasher
BBQ
TV
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La Marinara

Holiday rental in Liguria Imperia Cervo

about 1 mins from the sea* pets not allowed, 2 bedroom(s), Washing machine, TV, terrace,

pets not allowed
Washing machine
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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.

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