Soldano is a typical village located in the hinterland of western Liguria Vallecrosia just 5.6 km. from the coast.
Historically the first news of this village date back to the thirteenth century; is listed as Castrum Soldani, probably to underline the defensive function that had assumed after the pirate raids
The roads to the village were in fact protected by massive doors accompanied by defensive systems, such as the mouths, from which you could throw boiling water or oil on the invaders whose traces are still visible.
The historic center, characterized by a dense network of narrow streets, passages full of mysterious charm, arches, has been, in recent years skillfully renovated and revalued.
The parish church of San Giovanni Battista was built in 1860 in Baroque style and holds within it pregievoli paintings such as the altarpiece of San Giovanni Battista and Saints dating back to the sixteenth century.
Its altitude of only 80 m. above sea level you can enjoy a mild climate throughout the year which made possible the cultivation, over time, of various species of flowers including roses, broom and mimosa trees that adorn the landscape, along with the numerous olive groves which yields the renowned olive oil extra virgin Taggiasca.
Soldano also boasts one of the largest production of wine doc Rossese of Dolceacqua.
Luglio:“Le Nicchie del Rossese”, appuntamento che coniuga la degustazione del Rossese e dei prodotti tipici della gastronomia locale nell’atmosfera incantata dei carrugi liguri con concerti, esibizioni e spettacoli variFesta della Madonna del Carmelo, il 16 luglio (o, se non cade di domenica, la prima domenica dopo il 16 luglio) in località Orià.
Concorso pittorico “MimosArte” che si svolge ogni anno a partire dal 2004, nel mese in cui sboccia il fiore che riempie di macchie gialle e profumi inconfondibili la vallata, nato per ricordare, attraverso opere pittoriche e non, una tradizione centenaria della valle, la coltivazione della mimosa.
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