A quiet village with several churches
Home to Precious historical churches and Roman walls
Are you yearning to get away from the stresses of daily work and would like to have some relaxation, sunshine, spend time at the beach and the sea?
Look no farther, because the region of Liguria is the right place for you. A holiday house in Borghetto d´Arroscia will offer you an optimal starting point for tours into the hinterland – irrespective of how you would like to use your free time.
The parish church of St. Mark from the 17th century, which houses the baptismal font of St. Mark, the Evangelist, is worth a visit.
Also worth visiting is the church of St. Pantaleo from the 15th century, with its valuable frescos and paintings by the famous painter Pietro Guido da Ranzo.
Another interesting attraction is the Roman bridge which leads across the Arroscia river.
The area around Borghetto d’Arroscia was affected by the Barbarian invasions after the fall of the West-Roman Empire (476), and after that it was ruled by the Lombards and Franconians. During the Carolingian era, the village came under the jurisdiction of the Count of Albenga.
The formation of the first permanent human settlements took place in the early Middle Ages.The favourable location along the river led to the development of mills, workshops, foundries as well as agricultural plantations and orchards. In 1233 Borghetto d’Arroscia together with other villages were merged to form Pieve di Teco. The Republic of Genoa assumed the responsibility of governing the locality in 1522. With the advent of French rule, the village reverted back to the administration of the Ligurian Province and joined the First French Empire in 1805. In 1815 the region became part of the Sardinian Empire to begin with, and a little later the Italian Empire.
During the Second World War some sections of the brigade were stationed in Borghetto d’Arroscia and parts of the village were destroyed as a result of the war.
From 1973 to 2008 the village was part of the mountain community of „Alta Valle Arroscia“, but it became independent in 2009 within the framework of the new regional law.
Borghetto d'Arroscia is a village in the province of Imperia which lies in Liguria region. Other hamlets, like Calabria (0.5 km), Villa (5 km) and Lerici (4.9 km), lie close to Borghetto d'Arroscia. The village can be accessed through the SS28 from the direction of Imperia, and as you travel towards Torino, you go past Pontedassio, Chiusanico and Cesio, then turn right in Muzio towards Vessalico. After a short while you will come to.