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OLIVE TAGGIASCHE DOP

OLIVE TAGGIASCHE DOP  Apri
Loc. TAGGIA IM, ITALIA - LIGURIA  Navigatore
9 Km from GRAND HOTEL & DES ANGLAIS
  Area Castellaro, San Remo, Santo Stefano al Mare
The olives are a variety of typical Italian olives, especially in Liguria. In fact, the name Taggiasca comes from Taggia charming medieval town in the province of Imperia. It is in this town that the olives were imported by the Cistercian monks of Le'rins. The olive tree is a plant variety Taggiasca particularly large and robust that it can reach a height of 15 meters. Nell'olivocoltura the olive Taggiascan is considered the most sensitive in the world, and consegueza also the most valuable. In 1997 he obtained the DOP (Protected Designation of Origin) which outlined its production area in the province of Imperia. Typical product of the Italian Riviera, the olives are presented in different colors, ranging from green to black, through shades of brown. The main characteristic of this variety of olives is fruity and sweet, and also quite light and delicate. The shape is cylindrical, elongated and slightly 'thicker at the base, with a firm texture and rich.

SEBORGA

SEBORGA  Apri
Loc. BORDIGHERA - LIGURIA  Navigatore
6 Km from GRAND HOTEL & DES ANGLAIS
  Area Perinaldo, Apricale, Dolceacqua
The small town of Seborga is located in the hills of western Liguria on the border with France: inland, between Ospedaletti and Bordighera, also near the city of Vallecrosia and Camporosso . Seborga is d , even today, independent principality : it has its king , its laws and it beats even money . For the Italian state , of course , the principality does not exist and is not recognized , yet wandering the streets of the village you can still feel the atmosphere of the past meet the guards of the municipal police with picturesque uniforms and those who wish can take the passport or driver's license bearing the stamps of the principality. Due to its location , always exposed to the sun and the mountains that protect it from the cold winds from the north , Seborga enjoys a temperate climate with cool summers and mild winters. E ' reachable by car via the nearby motorway exit Bordighera on the A10 continuing along the Provincial Road 57 . Cartels are easily visible along the road , following the signs you can not go wrong . Upon arrival, you can park safely in the main square or in a parking lot near the center. By train , the railway line Genoa -Ventimiglia , Bordighera station that is closest to the country. TO SEE A SEBORGA . In this charming medieval village with narrow streets and classic ups and downs, there are monuments of great interest. At the entrance of the village there is the small Oratory of St. Bernard that dates back to the fourteenth century. In the heart of the village is situated the parish church of St. Martin, which has a baroque facade . The interior is of modest size, has three altars and walls you can admire works nineteenth century and the statues of St. Martin and St. Sebastian. In the old town there is also the Palazzo dei Monaci, a stone building and home to the Mint . Do not miss a visit to the Government Palace where you can buy a souvenir , the stamps issued by the Principality and Luigini , the official coins . From the Chapel of St. Just , a small church situated on the hill of the village, you can enjoy a beautiful panoramic view of the sea and Seborga. The village also offers a very rich cuisine to be enjoyed and appreciated in its cozy restaurants . Olive oil is the main industry of the region : there are workshops in Seborga , where the millstones turn the best olives in very good extra virgin olive oil .

BUSSANA VECCHIA

BUSSANA VECCHIA  Apri
Loc. BUSSANA VECCHIA, IMPERIA, ITALY - LIGURIA  Navigatore
6 Km from GRAND HOTEL & DES ANGLAIS
  Area Taggia, Castellaro, Sanremo
Bussana ( Bussann -a Vegia in Ligurian ) is a village of the municipality of Sanremo. The violent earthquake of February 23, 1887 partly destroyed the country, until then simply called Bussana , so as to be completely evacuated by the inhabitants who moved about three kilometers downstream founding the village of Bussana Nuova. Totally abandoned for decades, has started to be inhabited by the end of the fifties of the twentieth century by Italian and foreign artists , attracted by the uniqueness of the place, who renovated it and made habitable again less damaged buildings . Currently home to an international community of artists, with craft shops and some eateries, so that it has become , over the years, a characteristic artists' village in a setting by village medioevale.Il country is all a discovery: wherever you are corners very characteristic , even for the eighteenth century appearance of the village maintained with great care by residents. The country can be visited entirely on foot in about an hour. However one of the major attractions is represented by typical shops and artists 'studios , open a little ' everywhere in the village . The old church of Sant'Egidio , never refurbished , it still shows traces of those who were the original stucco and paintings , is open only from the outside , as it was unsafe. The bell tower of the church is miraculously survived the earthquake , and is seen by the inhabitants of Bussana as the symbol of the country. The Oratory of John the Baptist place in the eastern part of the country is also open to visitors only from the outside .

SANREMO

SANREMO  Apri
Loc. SANREMO - LIGURIA  Navigatore
1 Km from GRAND HOTEL & DES ANGLAIS
  Area San Remo, Bordighera, Taggia
Sanremo goes beyond singing competitions and sports for which it is known throughout Italy and abroad. For a long time chosen by the crowned heads of Europe , nobles, and wealthy hunters in search of fortune , the city presents itself to the visitor as a seaside resort in ancient style , with sights , picturesque views and excellent transport links to the rest of the beautiful and sunny Riviera of Flowers Liguria. Situated between Cape Verde and Black Head east to west, in San Remo classic sea breeze that breathes a little ' Italian and a little ' French Riviera di Ponente. With just under 57,000 inhabitants, lies protected between Sanremo hills of olive trees and cedars , land used to floriculture and modern residential complexes. The weather is just wonderful : in the distance , inside, you can admire the highest peaks of Monte Bignone and Monte Negro and the city is almost like a ' perpetual spring ' , with warm days and cool nights , and small changes in temperature throughout the year . These conditions make Sanremo one of the most popular tourist destinations on the Italian Riviera . During the period of ancient Rome, was founded a little settlement under the name of Villa Matutia , which was extended later in the medieval period , when the Saracen raids forced the population to move to higher ground. Here a castle was built dedicated to St. Romulus and a walled village , the village of La Pigna . A few centuries later passed under the dominion of the county of Ventimiglia and then the Genoese , was sold to the powerful family of Doria and De Mari . In the fifteenth century the town acquired the rights of a free municipality . There are still many traces of the old village of Pigna , located on the hill . The long independence from Genoa ended in 1753 ; the same period the fortress of Santa Tecla located on the beach close to the old harbor and is known to be become a prison . Restored the power of Savoy, the city was annexed to the Kingdom of Sardinia and later the Kingdom of Italy .

GOLF CLUB: CASTELLARO

GOLF CLUB: CASTELLARO  Apri
Loc. CASTELLARO - LIGURIA  Navigatore
11 Km from GRAND HOTEL & DES ANGLAIS
  Area Taggia, Santo Stefano al Mare, San Remo
The Castellaro Golf Club , situated in a strategic location at 150 meters above sea level , surrounded by a vibrant Mediterranean maquis is blessed with a climate that makes it viable during all months of the year. The course, 9 holes, par 33 , designed by architect Marco Croze , is placed in a beautiful scenic surroundings and has a total length of 2300 meters . The difficulties caused by the terrain, the narrow fairways and tricky greens are mitigated by the panoramic views and the different starting areas . The whole is dominated by the tastefully furnished club house with a welcoming members , the bar and restaurant Buca di Bacco , with its beautiful terrace overlooking the course, serves traditional Ligurian cuisine. There is also a Golf Academy, which means the most advanced technology provides a fast swing analysis tem . The pros teaching Academy is certified by the National Golf School Italian and German .

SPIAGGIA DI BORDIGHERA

SPIAGGIA DI BORDIGHERA  Apri
Loc. BORDIGHERA IM, ITALIA - LIGURIA  Navigatore
9 Km from GRAND HOTEL & DES ANGLAIS
  Area Dolceacqua, Latte, Perinaldo
The pebble beach in Bordighera with deep seabed immediately, it's blue flag for many years. The favorable location of the city, protected from the north by a chain of hills, facing south over the sea, ensures a uniform temperature throughout the seasons, without sudden changes. Bordighera offers many opportunities for recreation throughout the beautiful promenade in Argentina or fizzy center: you can visit the Pallanca exotic garden, the villa Mariani, the Church of Carmel, the residence of the Lombard painter Pompeo Mariani and the church that holds the remains of the patron Bordighera Sant 'Ampelio.

VILLA GROCK

VILLA GROCK  Apri
Loc. VIA FANNY RONCATI CARLI, IMPERIA, ITALY - LIGURIA  Navigatore
26 Km from GRAND HOTEL & DES ANGLAIS
  Area Cervo, San Lorenzo al Mare, Testico
  Brochure PDF
The beauty , the charm and mystery of this enchanted place of the Riviera di Ponente are again ready to satisfy the curiosity of visitors , after an accurate restoration completed in 2006. Complete restoration of the garden, and from the point of view of flora and for the consolidation of the structures , now makes it possible to rediscover the atmosphere conceived by the same Adrien Wettach , which tells you a great passion for plants. Overall, the park reflects the typical plant heritage of historic gardens of the Riviera . The walkways are well defined invite to walks , while all around the columns melted , bold arches , decorations absolutely unique , the fountains and the pond with its bridge of oriental inspiration, are the completion of a picturesque scenery and fabulous . It was the same Grock to lead the project signed by the technician Armando Brignole , not surprising , therefore, the originality of this villa is difficult to define . More than groped to bring it to a style is not appropriate to consider it a kind of self-portrait , the expression of an extraordinary personality , playful and creative E ' , however, recognizable even in the exterior the influence of the Liberty of which the interiors are an example rigorous . Acquired by the Province of Imperia in 2002 , the villa was opened to the public for the first time January 17, 2010 . Complete restoration of the main floors , with full respect for their original characteristics , reveals once again the splendor and refined wealth. Villa Grock is used to house the Museum of the Clown, whose construction was completed by the year 2012 .

SPIAGGIA DI SAN LORENZO AL MARE

SPIAGGIA DI SAN LORENZO AL MARE  Apri
Loc. SAN LORENZO AL MARE IM, ITALIA - LIGURIA  Navigatore
18 Km from GRAND HOTEL & DES ANGLAIS
  Area Santo Stefano al Mare, Castellaro, Imperia
San Lorenzo al Mare is situated at the mouth of the river of the same name and is a seaside resort frequented mainly by young boys given the wide range of water sports you can practice individual and collective on the beach or in the water. The bay is a little piece of paradise with refined colors, the natural environment and peace of mind. The beach offers its guests dressing rooms, hot and cold showers. For the children there is a playground with swings, slides and houses. In 2014 he received the Blue Flag as one of the best beaches in Italy.

ALASSIO

ALASSIO  Apri
Loc. ALASSIO SV, ITALIA - LIGURIA  Navigatore
42 Km from GRAND HOTEL & DES ANGLAIS
  Area Villanova d'Albenga, Albenga, Cervo
Pearl of the Riviera Ligure di Ponente, in addition to being known as the land of sun , sea , entertainment , sport and Kisses chocolate , Alassio is known for its natural beauty surrounding it and making it the ideal destination of Gulf of Liguria . From thriving fishing village which was at one time , with the rise of international tourism elite , Alassio has become one of the most elegant lakeside villages , surrounded by greenery, the flowers of the gardens , from the beautiful villas on the first hill and characterized by its almost four miles of beach of quartz and fine limestone , which descends gently into the sea , with almost no slope . The City offers hotels, residences and over 100 bathing facilities excellent, able to offer high quality services and meet the most varied demands even during the winter period during which you can enjoy moments of relaxation and well-being on the beach thanks to the Hooded baskets wicker widely used in northern Europe that allow invigorating sessions of light therapy . Alassio ... A place where the smell of the sea blends with that of the fun, pearl of the Italian Riviera . Its enviable riches , its fine sandy beach that slopes gently , ideal paradise for the little ones , the beautiful gulf with its mild climate throughout the year, entertainment loved by most young people, have made the City wall partition a veritable cult destination for summer . The town beloved by Ernest Hemingway, chic and sophisticated destination , offers the chance to enjoy the sea but also of nightlife and entertainment. The village is in fact a very popular destination , beloved by a customer who does not give the classic aperitifs in the premises of the walk , dinners in the restaurants practically next to the sea and shopping in the downtown shops , boutiques towns worthy of haute couture . Alassio is sophisticated , cutting edge, always fascinating and constantly evolving : one of the Ligurian capital of worldliness , where , especially in summer , tourists on holiday or passing through, you add the jet -set national , thanks to many initiatives related to culture and entertainment that you will find many .

COLLETTA DI CASTELBIANCO

COLLETTA DI CASTELBIANCO  Apri
Loc. COLLETTA SAVONA, ITALY - LIGURIA  Navigatore
43 Km from GRAND HOTEL & DES ANGLAIS
  Area Castelvecchio di Rocca Barbena, Provincia di Savona, Villanova d'Albenga
Colletta Castelbianco is an ancient medieval village perched on a hill just a few kilometers from the coast of the Italian Riviera , in the countryside from the Valley Pennavaire . It was gradually abandoned by its inhabitants and traditional mid-1900s was reduced to a heap of picturesque ruins . Today, its stone houses and narrow streets have been completely restored and once again its windows look out on the wing and planted with olive and cherry trees in the valley. Colletta in 2007 and was chosen to become one of the most beautiful villages of Italy . The restoration of the village is unique in Italy because it is the combination of an ancient aesthetics with the latest technology , while respecting the beauty of the ancient stone staircases and vaulted ceilings, high discreetly incorporating contemporary technology . The apartments are fully wired optical fibbra to offer to residents and holiday guests access to the latest technology of telecommunication and entertainment.

SANTO STEFANO AL MARE

SANTO STEFANO AL MARE  Apri
Loc. SANTO STEFANO AL MARE IM, ITALIA - LIGURIA  Navigatore
12 Km from GRAND HOTEL & DES ANGLAIS
  Area Castellaro, Taggia, San Lorenzo al Mare
Santo Stefano al Mare is an Italian town of 2,230 inhabitants in the province of Imperia in Liguria. The town is situated on the coast of the Ligurian Riviera di Ponente. The particular geographical position favors an exceptionally mild climate, with temperatures during the winter never falls below 0 and summer rarely exceed 30 . It is about 13 km from the capital. The village was an ancient fund of the Roman Empire called Porciana and later became an important fief of Adelaide of Susa, formerly called Villaregia. It was in the eleventh century that the village was transferred to the Benedictine monks of the Abbey of Santo Stefano di Genova - saint who finally gave the name to the town - thus promoting the economic and cultural development. In 1284 he participated at the side of the Republic of Genoa sending a helmsman with twenty rowers in the famous Battle of Meloria against the fleet of Pisa for commercial supremacy in the Mediterranean Sea. A few years later he took part, always in alliance with the Republic of Genoa, the conquest of Cagliari in 1290, sending five fighters. He submitted officially to the Government of the Republic of Genoa in 1353 by obtaining the appointment of two consuls elected by the people sanstevano, also leaving unchanged the previous municipal statute. As a result of numerous invasions and raids of the Saracens was a fishing village with great defense and lookout towers in the area. One of these towers, and ennagonale dating back to 1566, is since 1987 the seat of city hall. As well as other towns and villages of the Genoese republic underwent the first invasion of the Austrian army in 1747 and the Napoleonic French in 1797. Lapsed established the Republic of Genoa and the Ligurian Republic, included within the boundaries of the First French Empire (1805), also Stephen returned to the territories of the latter in the canton of Olives employee from Porto Maurizio. In 1815 it was incorporated into the Kingdom of Sardinia, as well as established the Congress of Vienna of 1814 for the other municipalities of the former republic of Liguria, and later in the Kingdom of Italy from 1861. In 1928 the municipality was merged with the adjacent Riva Ligure, separated by the river St. Catherine's, until 1954 when it restored the administrative independence between the two towns in Liguria.

APRICALE

APRICALE  Apri
Loc. APRICALE IM, ITALIA - LIGURIA  Navigatore
12 Km from GRAND HOTEL & DES ANGLAIS
  Area Perinaldo, Dolceacqua, Bordighera
Apricale is an Italian town of 624 inhabitants in the province of Imperia in Liguria. The town is part of the circuit of the most beautiful villages in Italy and awarded the Orange Flag by the Italian Touring Club. The origin of the village seems to date from the Bronze Age, thanks to the discovery of burial burial mounds at Pian del Re (in the local dialect Cian deu King). Officially, the village was founded around the tenth century by the counts from Ventimiglia, then moved in 1276 to the Doria family, lords of Dolceacqua. In 1267 appeared the first statutes, one of the oldest in Liguria, related to independence for storage in Free Town. In 1573 the Grimaldi family of Monaco destroyed the local castle, formerly built by the Doria, sparking conflicts and internal wars. Was invaded by the French in 1794 by Napoleon Bonaparte and the subsequent annexation of the Ligurian Republic (1797) and then in the First French Empire in 1805. After the fall of the latter in 1815 was incorporated into the Kingdom of Sardinia, as established by Congress Vienna, and later in the Kingdom of Italy in 1861. from 1973 to April 30, 2011 he was part of the mountain community Intemelia, the latter suppressed by the Regional Law No. 23 of 29 December 2010 and in force since 1 May 2011.

GOLF CLUB: CIRCOLO DEGLI ULIVI

GOLF CLUB: CIRCOLO DEGLI ULIVI  Apri
Loc. STRADA AL CAMPO DA GOLF, 59, SANREMO, IMPERIA, ITALY - LIGURIA  Navigatore
2 Km from GRAND HOTEL & DES ANGLAIS
  Area Sanremo, Bordighera, Perinaldo
There is a land where it rains throughout the year less than elsewhere, and especially in winter. The climate normal is sweet. Little wind. Light breezes and warm air move, which is always pure. The area is between an uncertain point from the parts of Capo Mele (Cervo, Italy) and Saint Tropez in France. On the French side, it is called the French Riviera, in the Italian Riviera of Flowers. Known areas, the rich history and anecdotes of famous people.

SPIAGGIA DI SANTO STEFANO AL MARE

SPIAGGIA DI SANTO STEFANO AL MARE  Apri
Loc. SANTO STEFANO AL MARE IM, ITALIA - LIGURIA  Navigatore
12 Km from GRAND HOTEL & DES ANGLAIS
  Area Castellaro, Taggia, San Lorenzo al Mare
The beach of Santo Stefano al Mare is one of the most beautiful Ligurian coast, sandy white and clean water each year attract thousands of tourists from all over the world. It was awarded in the 'Blue Flag 2014, known award given to beaches maritime elacustri the most beautiful in Italy. And this the beach and organized, bar, boats for hire and many other services for the entertainment and catering.

TRIORA

TRIORA  Apri
Loc. MOLINI DI TRIORA - LIGURIA  Navigatore
21 Km from GRAND HOTEL & DES ANGLAIS
Altitude: 568 mt. a.s.l.  Area Apricale, Castellaro, Perinaldo
Triora ( TRIORA in Ligurian ) is an Italian town of 380 inhabitants in the province of Imperia in Liguria. The district is the largest in the province of Imperia . The town is part of the circuit of the most beautiful villages in Italy and awarded since 2007, the Orange Flag by the Italian Touring Club. The municipality is located in the Valle Argentina and its municipal area is the largest in the province of Imperia . The main center ( Triora ) is located at 780 m above sea level on the southern slope of a mountain ridge that slopes down from the massif of Saccarello into the narrow valley traversed by the river basin of Argentina . Triora is around 47 km from Imperia . Because of the altitude and the distance from the coast , Triora has a climate mainly mountainous , with pronounced daytime excursions . The cold winter , however, is never excessive , especially since the village , facing south and in slope, reflects strong sunshine during the day and is not subject to the effect of temperature inversion , valley floors, the high ramparts to the north of the mountainous the upper valley of Argentina , with altitudes above 2000 m evenly , fix it then from the northern winds coming from the Po Valley , which bring rain and snow in the nearby areas of the upper Val Tanaro .

TORRE DI PRAROLA

TORRE DI PRAROLA  Apri
Loc. TORRE PRAROLA, VIA AURELIA, ., IMPERIA IM, ITALIA - LIGURIA  Navigatore
20 Km from GRAND HOTEL & DES ANGLAIS
Altitude: 63 mt. a.s.l.  Area San Lorenzo al Mare, Santo Stefano al Mare, Castellaro
The tower Prarola, conical no more than four meters high, is located at the foot of a cliff and is constantly bathed by the waves of the Ligurian Sea. It is the only remnant of a larger (and now completely disappeared) defense tem of the sixteenth century, which was intended to protect the city of Porto Maurizio and the nearby San Lorenzo al Mare from the attacks of the Barbary corsairs and Saracens. Building in stone, and has a single input formed by an opening located almost on top, accessible by a staircase formed by iron rungs (in an advanced state of consumption due to rust) fixed in the rock of the same wall. Through the opening, you can easily get to a small balcony facing the sea, and from there the flat top of the tower. The interior has been completely hollow and empty, is in a state of deplorable filth in which the waste thrown by swimmers and picnickers. The fifteenth-century tower Prarola, part of a broader defensive tem which no longer exists, without the providential restoration of the '40s would probably have been devoured by the sea with the rest of the old fortifications. He was placed in an uninhabited place, but occupied a very favorable position for the sighting of any attempts at landing by Turkish pirates and Barbary, as Dragut or Barbarossa, who in the '500 afflicted not just the people of Western Liguria. The tower is located halfway between the towns of Porto Maurizio and San Lorenzo al Mare, in direct line with the nearby Tower of Roncalli and the two towers of Parasio, the historic old town of Porto Maurizio, which were later incorporated in the bell tower of the Church of San Pietro in the Convent of Santa Clara, in order to ensure speed and quickness warning to all citizens in case of attack.

DOLCEACQUA

DOLCEACQUA  Apri
Loc. DOLCEACQUA - LIGURIA  Navigatore
13 Km from GRAND HOTEL & DES ANGLAIS
  Area Apricale, Perinaldo, Bordighera
  Brochure PDF

Dolceacqua is small village and commune located in the Liguria region of Italy in the province of Imperia. The village is located close to the cities of Imperia and Genoa. Dolceacqua is located on the border with France. The village is spread over an area of 20 sq km and has a population of close to 2000. The village is mostly known for its ancient castle which is believed to date back to the 11th century. Like many other villages of this region, Dolceacqua was built as a fortified village with a main castle and ancient walls built around the main village to protect the village from invaders. The castle has been passed on through several hands over the centuries and has also been transformed and renovated many times. Dolceacqua is located close to the main cities, Genoa and Imperia so it isn't very difficult to reach the village. Visitors who are travelling from other countries and from the other regions of Italy can reach Genoa by train and by flight. Genoa is very well connected to most major destinations so it is quite convenient. From Genoa an Imperia visitors can travel to Dolceacqua by bus or by car.The state buses depart frequently from the main train stations in Genoa, Imperia and from the other towns in the province. Visitors can also drive down easily to the village from either of these two cities. Dolceacqua is a very small village and except for the castle, there aren't any other sight seeing attractions in the town. The village is spread over an area of just 20 sq km so the easiest way to explore the village is on foot. There are several beautiful cobblestoned pedestrian streets in the village which are lined with old stone houses. The locals can be seen strolling around the village streets at all times of the day. Those who have their own cars can also explore the surrounding areas as well as the villages located close by. The castle of Dolceacqua is the main sight seeing attraction in the village. The castle originally belonged to the Doria family and over the centuries underwent several changes. The 13th century round tower which was a part of the original designed was enlarged and incorporated with the wall in the 14th century. The castle was made to be a large fortified manor palace with several new rooms in the renaissance period. The rooms were all very extravagantly decorated with various art works and frescoes around the central courtyard of the palace. The castle had been attacked several times; however in 1744 it was destroyed by the heavy attacks during the War of Austrian succession. The castle was no longer occupied by the owners since they moved to another palace near the main church of the village. Finally, in 1887 the castle again suffered at the hand of the massive earthquake. The castle has been restored by the local government and is used for various cultural events. The castle had been closed to visitors for more than two years and was reopened in 2007 after refurbishments.

WWF: OASI VALMANERA

WWF: OASI VALMANERA  Apri
Loc. LOCALITA' VALMANERA, ASTI, ITALY - PIEMONTE  Navigatore
31 Km from GRAND HOTEL & DES ANGLAIS
  Area Villanova d'Albenga, Castelbianco, Cervo
  Brochure PDF
The WWF Mediterranean Valmanera is an important relic of the hot post-glacial , who settled in the Monferrato hills around 15,000 years ago and now almost disappeared in northern Italy . The WWF Valmanera is located within a Site of Community Importance in the town of Asti. The area of 10 hectares, consists of a hilly hardwood forest and contains the most extensive and best preserved station cistus the lower Monferrato . environment Hillside forest remnant of the characteristic vegetation of Monferrato, settled on sands astiane testimony of the Pliocene sea . The oasis includes a part of the Rio Valmanera , in which it was created an educational pond , with wet meadows , an avenue of mulberry trees and some south-facing meadows ( xerothermic ) , with rare botanical and entomological . It incorporates the most extensive and best preserved station cistus ( Cistus salvifolius ) of Monferrato , an important relic of the warm Mediterranean post-glacial , who settled in the Monferrato hills around 15,000 years ago and now almost extinct . On this shrub live in great abundance a small red beetle fire , covered with thorns, the Dicladispa Testacea , stenomediterraneo typical element , which in this place one of the most northern reaches of its distribution.

SAN LORENZO AL MARE

SAN LORENZO AL MARE  Apri
Loc. SAN LORENZO AL MARE IM, ITALIA - LIGURIA  Navigatore
18 Km from GRAND HOTEL & DES ANGLAIS
  Area Santo Stefano al Mare, Castellaro, Imperia
San Lorenzo al Mare is an Italian town of 1,378 inhabitants in the province of Imperia in Liguria. The town is a small coastal village on the Riviera di Ponente, which has an area of little more than a square kilometer is the smallest municipality in the province of Imperia and the region, but the sixth in the provincial high population density scattered throughout the municipal area. It is about 5 km from the capital. Today, the modern village extends to both the coastal area and in the hills, recalling from the shape of an anchor, divided into two distinct urban centers. The birth of the small hillside village is linked to the historical fact that in the twelfth century changed the feudal territories of the area Sephardic Liguria. The local lords, the Lengueglia, gave it the feudal territory of Pietrabruna in Porto Maurizio and the lords of the latter then decided to build a new urban center on the left bank of the river St. Lawrence. This led to two distinct villages, the first on the right bank remained the property of the monks and Lengueglia Villaregia, the second of the lords of Porto Maurizio. The coastal village developed in the area adjacent to the Rio San Lorenzo, formerly called Aqua Sancti Laurentii, where they could land at the mouth of the ships and boats used by the residents for fishing. Right from the mouth of the St. Lawrence departed in 1284 sixty-two sailors on a galley direct support to the Republic of Genoa in the famous Battle of Meloria against the fleet of Pisa. In the middle of the sixteenth century both locations, placed one behind the other in practice, suffered raids by Saracen pirates who ravaged and plundered the towns and villages of Liguria. The first step towards the unification of the two countries took place in 1749, after the occupation of Austria in Liguria, when the two villages were unified into a single religious community. It was during the French invasion by Napoleon Bonaparte in 1798, finally united the two urban centers. In 1815 it was incorporated into the Kingdom of Sardinia, as well as established the Congress of Vienna of 1814 for the other towns of the Ligurian Republic, and later in the Kingdom of Italy from 1861. In 1872 the urban core was reached by the railway line Genoa-Ventimiglia and the previous construction of a bridge over the Rio San Lorenzo in 1831 allowed the faster connection with other coastal towns of the Italian Riviera.

BORDIGHERA

BORDIGHERA  Apri
Loc. BORDIGHERA IM, ITALIA - LIGURIA  Navigatore
9 Km from GRAND HOTEL & DES ANGLAIS
Altitude: 35 mt. a.s.l.  Area Dolceacqua, Latte, Perinaldo
Bordighera is an Italian town of 10,364 inhabitants in the province of Imperia in Liguria. Fifth town in the province by population, lies wholly within the conurbation of Ventimiglia, is the municipal entity's southernmost region. Bordighera is located on the coast of the Ligurian Riviera, located on the head Sant'Ampelio about twenty kilometers from the border with France, at the foot of the Maritime Alps. It is about 36 kilometers from the capital. Striking the village of Sasso perched on the hill bordigotta. This is the most southern town in Liguria: the southernmost point of the town is the head Sant'Ampelio. The mountains overlooking the sea in the presence of northerly winds (a phenomenon that occurs during the winter), a foehn effect that makes the cold weather very mild (the average daily temperature in January is next to +10 C) and, during the summer, fresh and lively sea breezes temper the heat, which, however, is rarely excessive (daily average in July and August of about +24 C). The port is the last port of call for tourist boats before the border with France. The longest pedestrian promenade of the Riviera is a straight stretch of about two kilometers, coasting the beach and the railway. The route is lined with several rows of Araucaria excelsa and colorful gardens with plants and flowers. The waterfront was inaugurated by Evita Peron (from which derives the dedication to the nation Argentina), who spent several days in July 1947. Along the promenade is located the kiosk of Music, already home to concerts musicali.Giardino Exotic Pallanca. The garden is located on a steep rocky slope overlooking the sea, with the typical Ligurian terraces populated by bands and different types of plants. It was built by the descendants of Bartholomew Pallanca and its natural heritage is full of three thousand two hundred species of plants, including a valuable collection of cacti and succulents. The oldest plant is a Copiapoa - originally from Chile - which has three hundred years.

CASTELLO DEI DORIA

CASTELLO DEI DORIA  Apri
Loc. DOLCEACQUA - LIGURIA  Navigatore
13 Km from GRAND HOTEL & DES ANGLAIS
  Area Apricale, Perinaldo, Bordighera
  Brochure PDF
The Doria Castle is an ancient fortification of the Ligurian town of Dolceacqua , in the valley of the nerve , in the province of Imperia. The manor is ed in the historic village of the town, overlooking the town and placed in a dominant position. Originally, the structure was composed in the twelfth century by a circular tower - which still exists at the center of the complex - and a smaller building where he lived the office of the watch. The castle was enlarged in the sixteenth century by the then local lord Stefano Doria , to which he added to the existing structures in the eastern spur a bastion and the two square towers identical. Today the building appears to be divided into two blocks , the front was intended in fact to the control and safety of the village as well as utility rooms , prisons and warehouses; the rear , connected with the body via a large front yard , it was instead the place where were located the environments of representation and reception of guests and where resided the local lords .

OSSERVATORIO ASTRONOMICO CASSINI

OSSERVATORIO ASTRONOMICO CASSINI  Apri
Loc. OSSERVATORIO ASTRONOMICO COMUNALE G.D.CASSINI, PERINALDO IMPERIA, ITALY - LIGURIA  Navigatore
10 Km from GRAND HOTEL & DES ANGLAIS
  Area Apricale, Dolceacqua, Bordighera
  Brochure PDF
The municipal observatory GDCassini run by Stellaria is located within the premises of the Municipality of Perinaldo . The observational and educational activities take place in the dome, a dedicated observation area in the courtyard and in premises suitable for the reception and multimedia projections . The observational area opened in July of 2010 is equipped with a new telescope from 356mm in diameter. The excellent performance of this instrument , together with the extra space available , make this new area ideal for the reception of the public, who will observe the beautiful images offered by the telescope and linger on the beautiful landscape, with the stars that plunge into the sea visible in the distance . The dome is located on the roof overlooking the inner courtyard and measure about 3 feet in diameter ; to access it you climb a flight of stairs to the attic , then 4 iron steps to go up to the telescope ; the dome is able to accommodate no more than 5-6 people at once. In the courtyard are made observations with portable telescopes , both day and night , as well as animations , during the meetings dedicated to the Sun, with equipment such as Helioscope , sundials , model number . In the Council Chamber , also used for screenings and lectures , on the occasion of special events are projected on a large screen, the pictures taken live from the telescope dome.

IMPERIA

IMPERIA  Apri
Loc. IMPERIA - LIGURIA  Navigatore
25 Km from GRAND HOTEL & DES ANGLAIS
  Area Cervo, San Lorenzo al Mare, Santo Stefano al Mare
  Brochure PDF

Imperia nasce dalla fusione di due citta preesistenti, Oneglia e Porto Maurizio, e dei relativi territori, storicamente e geograficamente distinti. Oneglia, a levante, rappresenta la parte piu estesa e rilevante della citta, si estende nella breve piana alluvionale sulla sinistra della foce del torrente Impero, raccogliendosi intorno a piazza Dante, dalla quale si aprono alcune delle principali strade moderne della citta. Ha costituito storicamente il centro industriale della citta, legata principalmente alla produzione di olio e pasta. Di vocazione maggiormente commerciale rispetto a Porto Maurizio, il centro di Oneglia e caratterizzato da un'architettura d'impronta piemontese (e evidente l'ispirazione a via Roma e piazza San Carlo di Torino), eredita del periodo in cui faceva parte dei territori dei Savoia. Porto Maurizio, a ponente del torrente Impero (che da nome alla citta), e raccolto su un promontorio proteso nel mare sulla sinistra della foce del torrente Caramagna e si espande sulla cimosa costiera; ha una vocazione prevalentemente residenziale e turistica. E intricata e pittoresca, ricca di caruggi (vicoli), piccole creuze (viottoli) e palazzi di pregio. Il territorio retrostante la citta, al centro dell'attuale Riviera dei Fiori, ha un andamento orografico caratterizzato da brevi valli poste perpendicolarmente alla costa e uniformemente degradanti, nelle quali si sono sviluppati molti insediamenti che sono riusciti a conservare intatta o quasi la loro struttura originaria. La coltura dell'olivo, introdotta intorno al XII secolo, ha segnato profondamente la storia del territorio imperiese, cosi come, secoli piu tardi, hanno fatto i fiori e il turismo. Olivi coltivati su colline terrazzate (dette in dialetto locale fasce) con i caratteristici muretti a secco sono l'elemento dominante del paesaggio.

CERVO

CERVO  Apri
Loc. CERVO - LIGURIA  Navigatore
33 Km from GRAND HOTEL & DES ANGLAIS
  Area Imperia, Alassio, Testico

Situated in the Steria Valley, Cervo is one of the most charming places on the Ligurian coast. Stone fragments found near the church of San Nicola confirm that the town is of Roman origin. It was a stronghold for the control of the coastal road and later became part of the feudal estate of the Clavesana family until the thirteenth century and then passed under Genoese dominion two centuries later. In the old town centre, many houses have sculpted portals and traces of ancient porticoes on the facade. The castle houses the Western Riviera Museum of Ethnography. The bulwark was added to the defence tem with towers along the walls and coast in the sixteenth century. The church of San Giovanni Battista, known as the church of the corals because it was built thanks to the donations of the coral fishermen (an activity that died out after the great storm in 1720), is a grandiose example of Ligurian Baroque architecture built by the Imperia architect Giambattista Marvaldi. The interior holds many important works of art, including a wooden crucifix by Maragliano. The octagonal church of San Nicola has been reconstructed on a number of occasions: it was once the ancient parish church of San Giorgio di Cappadocia, a cult imported from the east during the crusades. In the lower part (1784) of the fortified church of the castle there was a hospice for the poor and pilgrims dedicated to Sant'Antonio Abate by the Knights of Malta. The oratory of Santa Caterina (perhaps from the thirteenth century) was also built at the behest of an order of Knights. Among the important buildings is one built in the eighteenth century by Falcone Morchio, senator of the Republic of Genoa, which is now the town hall. The important International Festival of Chamber Music has been held in the town for the past thirty-seven years. You can leave from here to go for a stroll along the path leading to the Ciappa' pine wood. Together with its excellent Vermentino wine, Cervo is known for the many local dishes made with olive paste.

GOLF CLUB: GARLENDA

GOLF CLUB: GARLENDA  Apri
Loc. GARLENDA SAVONA, ITALY - LIGURIA  Navigatore
40 Km from GRAND HOTEL & DES ANGLAIS
  Area Villanova d'Albenga, Alassio, Provincia di Savona
Garland Golf Club was founded in 1964, designed by the two British designers John Morrison and John Harris. The proximity to places of tourist attraction like Alassio and Albenga of great historical interest as well as other most famous places of the French Riviera Garland help to make an ideal place for a pleasant stay that combines golf with other entertainment The Club is' situated in the valley of Lerrone, one of the most beautiful and picturesque Ligurian hinterland, surrounded by ancient olive groves and pine forests. The game has a development path of 6.085mt with a CR and SR 133 72.0 for men, 73.6 CR and SR 130 for women. Available to active members daily and also a beautiful swimming pool where you can enjoy moments of relaxation surrounded by nature, a fully equipped gym and also the opportunity to take advantage of the turkish bath.

DOLCEACQUA

DOLCEACQUA  Apri
Loc. DOLCEACQUA IMPERIA, ITALY - LIGURIA  Navigatore
13 Km from GRAND HOTEL & DES ANGLAIS
  Area Apricale, Perinaldo, Bordighera
Dolceacqua ( Dusa'iga or Desaigua in Ligurian ) is an Italian town of 1,980 inhabitants in the province of Imperia in Liguria. The municipality has been awarded since 2007, the Orange Flag by the Italian Touring Club and is the national headquarters of the association formed by the municipalities : the Association of Orange Flag . II Dolceacqua name almost certainly derives from the presence of a Roman village called Dulcius , transformed later in Dulcia'ca , Dusa'iga and Dulcisaqua . Other studies , however, also the possibility Celtic origin , named Dussaga , then modified in Dulsa'ga and finally Dolceacqua . Other historical evidences are represented by castellari Iron Age fortifications rough dry stone . Archaeological studies confirm that these fortifications were garrisoned by the Ligurian territory Intemeli the fourth century BC the fourth century in Roman times to protect the villages , pastures and fields . In the twelfth century the Counts of Ventimiglia family built the first nucleus of the castle in this way by controlling access in the surrounding valleys . The castle was then bought in 1270 by the Genoese Doria Oberto and expanded in later centuries . During the bitter conflict between the Guelph and Ghibelline factions , and the rivalry between the Doria family and the Grimaldis of Monaco , in the course of 1524 Dolceacqua he placed himself under the protection of the House of Savoy, who set it up later in the Marquis in 1652. In 1815 the territory was annexed to the Kingdom of Sardinia and the Kingdom of Italy in 1861 . From 1973 to 30 April 2011 it was the administrative seat of the Montana Intemelia , the latter suppressed by the Regional Law n 23 of 29 December 2010 and in force since 1 May 2011.

PEDESTRIAN PATH

PEDESTRIAN PATH  Apri
Loc. SANREMO - LIGURIA  Navigatore
2 Km from GRAND HOTEL & DES ANGLAIS
Altitude: 13 mt. a.s.l.  Area San Remo, Bordighera, Taggia

Tract is accessed in the center of Arma di Taggia, near the level crossing near the former railway station. To the east back toward Riva Ligure. To the west the trail continues through Bussana of Sanremo. The track passes through a first leg behind the houses in the village of Arma di Taggia, resort and beach resort in the town of Taggia. At the end of the town, the track is released on the former railroad track, and dominates the coastline and beaches Bussana. The panorama is splendid, and the track continues along the path of Aurelia. Near the area of the Flower Market of Valle Armea, the track continues further down than the roadway, and pastures and some small tunnels equipped. After the last tunnel, the trail joins the resort area of Three Bridges, an area of popular beaches during the summer. After that, the track enters the urban center of Sanremo. Here the track has a very small place, and passing ability also shares some traits with scooters and motorcycles.

HANBURY GARDENS

HANBURY GARDENS  Apri
Loc. VENTIMIGLIA - LIGURIA  Navigatore
18 Km from GRAND HOTEL & DES ANGLAIS
  Area Dolceacqua, Perinaldo, Apricale

The Giardini Botanici Hanbury (18 hectares), also known as Villa Hanbury, are major botanical gardens operated by the University of Genoa. They are located at Corso Montecarlo 43, Mortola Inferiore, several km west of Ventimiglia, Italy.The gardens were established by Sir Thomas Hanbury on a small, steep peninsula jutting southwards from an altitude of 103 meters down into the Mediterranean Sea. He purchased the extant Palazzo Orengo property in 1867, and over decades created the garden with the aid of pharmacologist Daniel Hanbury (his brother), the botanist and landscape designer Ludwig Winter and scientists including Gustav Cronemayer, Kurt Dinter, and Alwin Berger. By 1883 the garden's Index seminum contained about 600 species, which had grown to 3,500 species in the 1889 catalog, and 5,800 species by the 1912 version. Hanbury died in 1907, but energetic plantings and improvements resumed after World War I under the direction of his daughter-in-law Lady Dorothy Hanbury.Unfortunately, the gardens were severely damaged in World War II, when they became a no-man's land, and in 1960 Lady Hanbury sold them to the State of Italy. Initially its care was entrusted to the International Institute of Ligurian Studies, but when they withdraw for lack of adequate funds in 1983, responsibility was passed to the University of Genoa. Restoration has been gradually proceeding since 1987, and it was d a nature preserve in 2000.

Excursions and attractions in LIGURIA close to SAN REMO Sanremo Bordighera San Remo: 'OLIVE TAGGIASCHE DOP'   'SEBORGA'   'BUSSANA VECCHIA'   'SANREMO'   'GOLF CLUB: CASTELLARO'   'SPIAGGIA DI BORDIGHERA'   'VILLA GROCK'   'SPIAGGIA DI SAN LORENZO AL MARE'   'ALASSIO'   'COLLETTA DI CASTELBIANCO'   'SANTO STEFANO AL MARE'   'APRICALE'   'GOLF CLUB: CIRCOLO DEGLI ULIVI'   'SPIAGGIA DI SANTO STEFANO AL MARE'   'TRIORA'   'TORRE DI PRAROLA'   'DOLCEACQUA'   'WWF: OASI VALMANERA'   'SAN LORENZO AL MARE'   'BORDIGHERA'   'CASTELLO DEI DORIA'   'OSSERVATORIO ASTRONOMICO CASSINI'   'IMPERIA'   'CERVO'   'GOLF CLUB: GARLENDA'   'DOLCEACQUA'   'PEDESTRIAN PATH'   'HANBURY GARDENS'  

LIGURIA


Liguria is in the north-west of Italy and borders with France. This region has impressive mountains and sweet hills, colored by the green Mediterranean turf and overlooking the Tyrrhenian Sea with high and indented coasts. This region has multiple facets, different yet indissolubly bound up with each other, to offer a wide range of opportunities to those who choose to spend their holidays in this land. It offers nature, sea, mountains and culture as well as entertainment and night life: you only have to take your pick. The sea is the great resource of this region, with its rocky coasts interrupted by small coves and beaches of fine golden sand. The Cinque Terre and the Gulf of Poets, the Gulf of Tigullio, Genoa and Paradise Gulf, the Riviera delle Palme and the Riviera dei Fiori make up the famous coast of Liguria which stretches from Ameglia to Ventimiglia, for more than 300 km. In this itinerary, spectacular for the beauty of its land and seascapes, we can see the most famous tourist resorts of Liguria: Portofino, Santa Margherita Ligure, Rapallo, Sestri Levante, with its enchanting Baia del Silenzio, and Chiavari. There's a succession of ample beaches, little ports and amazing sceneries to explore, which turn into lively centres by night, with plenty of entertainment and shopping on offer. There's Sanremo, the city of flowers, famous for the Italian Music Festival and for its Casino. The refined towns of Bordighera and Alassio, with its 3 kilometers of fine sand, along with Laigueglia and Varigotti are some of the 'gems' embedded in the Riviera di Ponente. Then comes Portovenere, in front of Palmaria Island, and Lerici with its grand medieval castle, elegant villas and lush gardens. The sea is so beautiful that it also attracts several specimens of sperm whales, rorquals and dolphins, which found their natural habitat and live safely in this area, called the 'Sanctuary of Cetaceans'. The great woods of Liguria with their century-old trees, a real natural heritage, are a good alternative to traditional tourism. You will plunge into nature to get to know and see the places where man, with love and dedication, managed to obtain the best fruits from this territory. Places full of history, culture and traditions, which witness the passage of ancient peoples coming from the sea. The provinces of the region are: Genoa (capital region), Imperia, Savona and La Spezia.