Questo sito o gli strumenti terzi da questo utilizzati si avvalgono di cookie necessari al funzionamento ed utili alle finalità illustrate nella cookie policy. Se vuoi saperne di più o negare il consenso a tutti o ad alcuni cookie, consulta la cookie policy. Chiudendo questo banner, scorrendo questa pagina, cliccando su un link o proseguendo la navigazione in altra maniera, acconsenti all'uso dei cookie.

Accetta

 

english

  • Amalfi Transfer Amalfi Coast

    Amalfi Transfer Amalfi Coast

    Exclusive Excursions, Taxi Driver, Airport Transfers Naples Capodichino Rome Salerno Neapolitan Riviera Amalficoast Campania Italy

  • Plaghia Charter Amalfi Coast

    Plaghia Charter Amalfi Coast

    Luxury Holiday on Boat, Charter, Water Taxi, Boat&Breakfast, Exclusive excursions on the Amalfi Coast Positano Capri Sorrento...

  • Masseria Bosco Relais Avetrana

    Masseria Bosco Relais Avetrana

    Charming Accommodation Wellness Relais Quality Holiday Farmhouse Avetrana Taranto Apulia Italy

  • Villa Eva Ravello

    Villa Eva Ravello

    Charming Villa Events and Weddings Ravello Amalficoast Exclusive Resort Neapolitan Riviera Salerno Campania Italy

  • La Buca delle Fate

    La Buca delle Fate

    Quality Appartments Accommodation Vacation Holiday Guest House Residence Maiori Amalficoast Neapolitan Riviera Salerno Campania...

you are here: Home Liguria Coast of the Flowers Dolceacqua

Stay

Visit a locality browsing the menu on the left. In each Italy area you can then choose the best touristical structures we are proposing.

More About

Here you can find info and tips about the area you are visiting.

Print this page Send to a friend by e-mail

Share:
fb-like
g-plus

Dolceacqua

Description

The historians do not agree on the origins of the town's name: for some, the name derives from Latin, Dulcius, others it would be of Celtic origin, Dussaga. A fascinating settlement that features a compact structure of buildings, built at the feet of a castle, now reduced to ruins, with the difficulties of life during the Middle Ages. Today a town, with its own council in the province of Imperia, consists of two districts: one older, called "Terra" (Earth), that is dominated by the castle of the Doria and is located at the foot of Mount Rebuffao, the other more modern, called "Borgo". The two villages rise on both sides of the river Nervia and are connected by two bridges, one medieval, slim and thin and the other modern. Dominated by the bulk of the feudal castle, the houses clinging to the rock and built of stone, grow in height between passages, alleys and steep stairways. The area is famous for its fine wines such as Rossese.
The presence of castles, the fortifications in rough stone, show that the area was inhabited since antique ages. The county was part of the possessions of the Counts of Ventimiglia, that built the castle in the XII century. Then it was acquired by the Doria family of Genoa and flourished in a period of great expansion. In 1524 Dolceacqua was placed under the protection of Savoy and became a Marquisate in 1652. It was annexed to the Kingdom of Sardinia in 1815 and to the Kingdom of Italy in 1861.

Not to miss:
The castle of the Doria is the re-elaboration of an earlier fort of 1100. It was built in the XIII century, enlarged in the XIV and adjusted to a noble residence with frescoes in 1500. Partially destroyed during the Franco-Austrian war, the castle was further damaged by the earthquake of 1887.
The ruins of the convent of the Augustinian monks of the XVI century.
The Sanctuary of the Shrine of Our Lady of 1890.
The Church of San Giorgio which preserves in the XI century crypt, the graves of Stefano and Giulio Doria.
The Church of Saint Anthony Abbot in Terra dating from the XV century. It keeps within it the altarpiece, entitled to Santa Devota of the artist Ludovico Brea in 1515.
The area of the medieval bridge on the stream Nervia, which is an extremely picturesque valley, where the creek has delicately engraved the stone of the rocks over the centuries.

Map

This town web page has been visited 26,482 times.

Choose language

italiano

english