A medieval village with a baroque church
It boasts of a famous clock museum between medieval walls
The village was founded in the Middle Ages and was owned by the bishops of Albenga. Later the village was given as a fief to Bonifacio del Vasto. In the 12th century Bardino Nuovo was the land of Del Carretto family, the lords of Savona.
Since 1713 Bardino Nuovo was part of the Republic of Genoa. 1797 the village was incorporated into the First French Empire. In 1815 the village was part of the Kingdom of Sardinia until it was incorporated in the Kingdom of Italy in 1961. In 1928, the two communities Bardino Vecchio and Bardino Nuovo were united as one land.
The parish church of St. Sebastian has been built up during 1681-1708 and has the style of Baroque. From the church square you have a wonderful view over the entire valley.
The famous bell tower clock museum by Giovanni Battista Bergallo is also worth visiting. It was opened in 1997 in the former town hall. It has exhibitions of clock mechanisms, clocks and clock faces for bell towers. You can also visit the workshop of Bergallo.
Bardino Nuovo is one of the villages in the province of Savona which lies in the Liguria region. There are several other small villages near Bardino Nuovo, and they include: Magliolo (2.3 km), Case Grassi (2.6 km) and Lucco Neironi (2.7 km). Take the highway exit to Finale Ligure and then drive onto the SS490, which you will follow until you turn off to the left at Portio and head towards Bardino Nuovo.