Vite in Riviera Map

To you some important information and some clarification on our olive oil, wine, on our territory and on the beauties of our Ponente Ligure.

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Quiliano

Quiliano is a unique backcloth, unrepeatable, if referring to Liguria, even brazen: woods, rich and generous waterways, waterfalls, shadows and an ecosystem of high environmental quality. Some of the autochthonous products are already sold out when on the trees, such as the apricot. The scenario of Quiliano has unparalleled greenery, where vineyards stand out: rigorous as musical scores, combed like debutants, in which the sun reverberates rich and generous clusters. Granaccia was born here, and it is enhanced in its natural and historical “Terroir”. Quiliano is a land to discover on the Alta Via dei Monti Liguri, balcony overlooking the sea.

Roccavignale

The Municipality of Roccavignale is located in the Upper Bormida Valley, on the border with the Province of Cuneo.

The village has an area of ​​17.46 square kilometers and consists of four hamlets: Strada, Camponuovo, Pianissolo and Valzemola.

The first inhabited village stood in the valley below the Castle where a dolmen from the Neolithic period still exists; the first historical references date back to 998 AD. In the 14th century, following an exceptional flood of the Zemola river, the ancient village was abandoned and rebuilt in the nearby hills.

Currently the resident population is 770 inhabitants, the altitude is between 420 and 964 meters above sea level and the territory consists of 75% of woods.

In recent years the municipality has focused heavily on tourism by carrying out interesting initiatives such as the “Giant Bench”, the Panoramic Heart, the Dolmen life route, the ponds for sport fishing, the Rokkafest, the hiking trails with beautiful caves and shortly will be inaugurated the first ZipLine in Liguria.

Roccavignale in recent years has also become a food and wine reference by the assignement of three municipal denominations (stuffed onions, acacia honey and Fazzino) and producing again its precious wine from which it also tooks its name.

Focus on our Slow Food Presidia

On our map there are some Slow Food Presidia of Western Liguria. Here the links for further information.

 

Slow Food Liguria

Presidi Slow Food in Italy – Slow Food Foundation

Bitter Orange Flower Water – Presìdi Slow Food – Slow Food Foundation

Vessalico Garlic – Presìdi Slow Food – Slow Food Foundation

Perinaldo Artichoke – Presìdi Slow Food – Slow Food Foundation

Valleggia Apricot – Presìdi Slow Food – Slow Food Foundation

Savona Chinotto – Presìdi Slow Food – Slow Food Foundation

Andora Belendina Onion – Presìdi Slow Food – Slow Food Foundation

Brigasca Sheep – Presìdi Slow Food – Slow Food Foundation

 

Outdoor experiences – Cycling, Trekking, Walking.

Ring of Finalborgo and the Napoleonic path (Finale Ligure)

Difficulty: medium

Journey time: 3 hours

Best season: spring or autumn

Circular route that follows a medieval itinerary and the ancient Roman road Julia Augusta which allows you to discover old villages, olive groves, vineyards and terraces typical of Liguria.

The crossing from Varigotti to Noli

Difficulty: medium

Journey time: 3 hours

Best season: spring or autumn

The famous, ancient “pilgrim’s path” that united the Independent Maritime Republic of Noli with the Marquisate of Finale: the panoramic “balconies” still testify to its glorious, historical past today, passing through caves and caverns, rich Mediterranean vegetation and further churches.

The island of Bergeggi

Difficulty: medium

Journey time: 3 hours

Best season: spring or summer

Called by the ancient Romans “antica insula liguriae (ancient Ligurian Island)”, the island of Bergeggi is a jewel in the middle of the sea only 250 metres from the coast, and is a  Protected Marine Area (PMA ) therefore visits and excursions are exclusively guided, reservations are recommended  and they are both on foot and by canoe starting from the Ligurian coast.

The Julia Augusta Roman Road

Difficulty: medium

Journey time: 6 hours

Best season: spring or autumn

In this path we find the right balance between history and nature, as it traces some sections of the ancient Julia Augusta Roman road that connects the town of Cervo to Alassio.  Mediterranean scrub, medieval architecture and breathtaking views are the keywords of this unique route.

The witches of Triora

Difficulty: medium

Journey time: 5 hours

Best season: spring or autumn

Triora, is known as the “town of the witches” and hides in the valleys of the Imperia area.  This small medieval village of about 400 souls is famous throughout Italy for having given rise in 1587 to the worst witch hunt of all time.  A path for those who love nature and want to enjoy a unique panorama overlooking the underlying countryside.

The Calandre beach

Difficulty: easy

Journey time: 1 hour

Best season: all year

This itinerary is an interesting and particular experience since it is one of the few to combine the blue sea with the rocky coast in western Liguria.  The route starts from the Roja river in the city of Ventimiglia, passes through the ancient port area and then arrives at the amazing Calandre beach.

The cycle-pedestrian path of the Coastal Park

Difficulty: easy

Journey time: 5 hours

Best season: all year

One of the longest cycle-pedestrian paths in the whole Mediterranean, it winds for 24 km from San Lorenzo al Mare to Ospedaletti. The whole itinerary is easy and flat, with several rest areas, entry and exit points, access to the beautiful bays and beaches, refreshment points and scenic spots.  It is an excellent opportunity for those who want to relax with a walk, a cycle or a jog, enjoying the panorama and the climate of the Riviera di Ponente.