Pietra Ligure Liguria Italy

Typical Ligurian town, history, gastronomy and outdoor sports

Pietra Ligure in Liguria. An ancient pearl on the sea

PIETRA LIGURE “Castrum Petrae” was the castle built by the Byzantines on a large rock, to defend from the Lombards. Developed along lines parallel to the coast, the village belonged to the bishops of Albenga and then to Genoa. As a Roman villa Pietra Ligure dates back to the 1st century BC, but there are traces dating back to the Neolithic period on the coast and a pre-Roman settlement in the Corti region, towards Giustenice. Near the castle is the fifteenth-century Palazzo Leale Franchelli. The parish church of San Nicolò dates back to the 18th century: the vault is frescoed by Antonio Novaro, while the San Nicolò chair in the apse is by Giovanni Barbagelata. A famous procession and a festival are dedicated to the patron saint. The other parish church of Nostra Signora del Soccorso dates back to 1791, while in the historic center there is the church of the Annunziata, from the 17th century. Pietra is a seaside and tourist resort, with hotels and attractions for all budgets and tastes. In addition to the establishments on the sandy beach (a surf school is open in the summer; the seabed is for diving) there are a sports hall, gyms and tennis and football fields. Entering the interior of the Maremola valley, a trip to the ancient Ranzi, divided into three hamlets, is a must. It was built around the chapel of San Sebastiano, built around 1000 by the Benedictines of San Pietro in Varatella. The “Stella di Ranzi” is set up for Corpus Domini, a splendid star-shaped flower display. Leaving the village and continuing inland, you cross the large cork wood of the “Ciazze secche”, a protected area. Climbing further, up to the rural church of San Martino, one encounters the ancient shepherds’ boxes, among which the “cabanun” stands out, built only in stone without mortar. At the Pian delle Bosse refuge, the Alta Via dei Monti Liguri crosses. In Pietra Ligure, Nicolò Accame, a poet and patriot friend of Giuseppe Mazzini and author of the text of the Garibaldian hymn, and Cristoforo Accame, a famous winemaker and a very popular character among the people of Pietresi, were born.

Hotel in Liguria - Italy

Villa Marina albergo pietra ligure sul mare in liguria

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Hotel Nuovo Bristol

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to do list - Seaside

– Look for the convenience of an equipped beach
– You want to tan in the Ligurian sun
– You don’t feel like carrying toys, towels … every day
– After a good bath you want to take a nice hot shower
– You want the certainty that there is a person checking you and especially your little ones while you are in the water
– You are looking for a SANDY beach where you can lie down
– Above all, you want a blue, lively, transparent sea … THE SEA in short.

This and much more at the beaches in Pietra Ligure in Liguria affiliated with our hotels!


In the imagination of many, Liguria is sea, beaches, summer holidays … all this only if you look in one direction.
The conformation of the Ligurian territory, especially of Pietra Ligure, makes it possible to have a holiday in the greenery among poplar groves, evergreens, beeches, expanses of wild rosemary, olive trees without ever losing the presence of the Ligurian sea. outdoor Pietra Ligure Liguria Hotel hiking , fitwalking, trekking, wandern, outdoor, Nordic walking

For our kind customers who engage in road and off-road cycling, our hotels offer the possibility of sheltering bicycles in an indoor, closed garage under the hotel, where you will find everything you need to store your bicycles. and mountain bikes