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Holidays in Albenga in Liguria

Excursions, mountain biking, the beach and the sea,
a holiday in Albenga is pure relaxation and enjoyment!

Special attractions for children and the whole family

For your children but also for the whole family, we suggest some of the opportunities to combine fun and learning offered by our region:

The "S. Lai" palaeontology museum and the Rio Torsero Regional Reserve in Peagna di Ceriale will bring the world of fossils to life with educational activities and a wonderful visit to the reserve with experienced guides.
www.riotorsero.it

The caves in Toirano, of international importance, are also worth a visit, offering a fascinating underground route around stalactites and the remains of primitive bears.
www.toiranogrotte.it

Le Caravelle Water Park, again in Ceriale, is guaranteed to entertain.
www.lecaravelle.com

In Genoa (80 km away), on the other hand, you can visit the Città dei Bambini, where your little ones can have fun with a whole host of games and experiments.
www.cittadeibambini.net

You can't visit Genoa without a trip to the Aquarium.
www.acquariodigenova.it

Unmissable boat trips to the most beautiful resorts on the Riviera: San Fruttuoso, Portofino, Cinque Terre, Portovenere, Laigueglia.
www.liguriaviamare.it

Exciting nature excursions by boat and whale watching.
www.whalewatchliguria.it

Albenga

Albenga is an ancient Roman and medieval town by the sea, with an important historical centre.

Among the many things to visit, the thirteenth century church of S. Maria in Fontibus and the Baptistery located next to St. Michael's Cathedral and the famous three towers are worth a mention.
Do not miss the Roman Naval Museum and the "Magical Transparencies" exhibition with the unique Blue Plate and many archaeological finds at Palazzo Oddo.
www.comune.albenga.sv.it

Inland from Albenga and the surrounding area

The inland area is full of places to discover, to help you find out more about the Liguria of times-gone-by.

The following beautiful ancient villages are well worth a visit: Castelvecchio di Rocca Barbena, Colletta di Castelbianco and Zuccarello; where you can enjoy tasty culinary specialities in the typical osterias and trattorias.

Bicycle lovers can try their hand at salutary climbs, choosing from the many trails that our inland area offers.

Lively Alassio with its beautiful sandy beaches and numerous entertainment venues and the "Budello", the best destination for shopping.

About an hour's drive away, we recommend a visit to the city of Genoa with its immense historical centre.

An hour away in a different direction takes you to the Côte d'Azur in France where you can visit the luxurious Monte-Carlo.

Sporting complex

For sports enthusiasts, there are numerous opportunities in the area.

A wide range of water sports: diving, windsurfing and kite surfing, sailing.

Inland, besides walking and hiking, you can also enjoy mountain biking and climbing.
MTB enthusiasts may, in fact, choose to try their hand at several trails with varying differences in altitudes and levels of difficulty. (www.liguriabike.it).

Rock climbers will be able to climb on the cliffs in Toirano, Finale Ligure and Alpicella, as well as on closer walls in Nasino and Castelbianco.
Nasino offers enthusiasts no fewer than 135 climbing routes, divided into 7 crags, including "La rocca del re", a destination for very famous climbers such as Patrick Berhault.
Castelbianco, known and loved by rock climbers around the world, gives the chance to take on truly difficult climbs.

In Garlenda, there are major golf courses and the racecourse. The nearby stables offers horse riding excursions and, for four-wheel enthusiasts, there is the Fiat 500 museum.