MUNICIPALITY OF FINALE LIGURE
mt. 0-300 a.s.l.
12.300 (600 in the borgo)
Town hall, Via Ghiglieri 6
Ph. 019 6816004
www.comune.finaleligure.sv.it – www.promofinale.it
The place name derives from the Latin Burgum Finarii, a border town in Roman times and administrative center of the Del Carretto marquis between XIV e XVI century.
The borgo is surrounded by well preserved medieval walls with towers and gates, here visitors can feel immediately an atmosphere of protection and welcome. Narrow streets, beautiful squares, gates, columns and other elements are made with the local stone: the “stone of Finale”. The great monuments (the Renaissance and Baroque palaces, the Basilica of San Biagio, the complex of Santa Caterina) are the emblem of the strength of Finalborgo while the shops and the workshops express its vivacity. The Borgo is still alive, with its squares, meeting places and commercial activities and is embellished by the 15th century Renaissance palaces, modified during the period of the Spanish domination. The Palazzo del Municipio (Town Hall), Palazzo Cavassola (which hosted Pope Pius VII), Palazzo Gallesio, Palazzo Brunengo in Piazza Aycardi, and Palazzo del Tribunale are an important heritage, but the borgo’s most important monument is the Basilica of San Biagio, in Baroque style. It was built in the 17th century over a former medieval church (1372), of which it preserves the apse and the daring octagonal bell tower (1463) in late Gothic style.
The stone façade is unfinished, the interior is amazing with its various embellishments. The church of Santa Caterina and the Dominican complex of Finalborgo were built approximately in 1360, after the death of the marquis Giorgio I Del Carretto, when his widow decided to build a noble church to house the body of her husband. The convent was transformed in a prison from 1863 to 1964, but its beauty has remained intact. Do not miss to visit Teatro Aycardi, a historic theatre included in the list of protected Italian monuments.
The testa in cassetta is a pork sausage produced in this area. The local dish is: handmade ravioli with borage.
Ristorante Il Castello
Cucina tipica ligure da assaporare tra le mura medievali, anche all’aperto.
Piazza Del Tribunale, 8
+39 019 692474
B & B I campi di Lino
Immerso nel verde e nella tranquillità, in posizione strategica.
Località San Lazzaro, 23
+39 340 4032431
I Lamoi – Agriturismo Biologico
Stupendo frutteto e ricco orto a disposizione dei clienti.
Via della Pineta
+39 019 2041386
+39 328 3780206
B & B Antico pozzo
Situato nel cuore del borgo in un edificio storico.