"Isolabona is a typical Ligurian village consists mostly of a medieval historic center, located at the confluence of two rivers (hence the name" Isula ") and gathered at the foot of the fortress of the Castle of the Doria. On the main street (called bunda), via Veziano, stands the octagonal fountain dated 1486. In Martyrs Square of Liberty are the Parish Church of Santa Maria Maddalena and the oratory of Santa Croce. Via Forno is the ancient communal oven of the early twentieth century (and still active mainly used during the demonstrations municipal). Typical squares Holy Spirit and the Bees and all other "alleyways" of the village, characterized by numerous buttresses arches between the houses, which in this valley are typically made of stone, from which the definition of "Rock Village", the countries of area:
[...] The shorter, more open and less harsh in Val Roia, Nervia valley is the valley of the "Rock Village", the villages perched on the slopes and fortified each as a single bunk on the spur of a buttress well defended, according to the 'ancient way of life of the Ligurian pre-Roman, that is extreme in this part of Liguria a particular continuity in the Middle Ages [...]. Excerpted from The medieval monuments of western Liguria Nino Lamboglia, drafting by the International Institute of Ligurian Studies.
The Doria Castle is accessible along the upper part of Veziano away, beyond the parish church. Outside the old town, but close to it, you can visit the square Buteghin (Piazza Saint Lucia), commercial area of the village since the nineteenth, connected to the historic center of the "Old Bridge", the Sanctuary of Our Lady of Grace and The cemetery church of San Giovanni Battista.
The country also boasts a typical dessert, the Cubaita of Isolabona, (De.Co. since 2009) a delicious wafer full of hazelnuts cooked in miele.Dolceacqua is the most important medieval village of Val Nervia and western hinterland. Consists of two beautiful villages, connected by a bridge medieval "humpback" with a span of 33 meters: one is the newest of the nineteenth century called "Borgo", and the oldest called "Tera" dominated by ' imposing Doria Castle that is reached between picturesque alleyways, Wine cellars, and typical craft shops. The famous painter Claude Monet was enraptured by this village to which he dedicated four works by defining the ancient bridge "a jewel of lightness".
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