Photos and video about Spotorno: a complete source of information for nautical tourists
The municipality of Spotorno is situated on the Western Riviera between Punta del Maiolo and Punta del Vescovado at 13 km from the province of Savona; it stretches along the coast that unwinds into succession of different contexts. The backbone of the town is the Via Aurelia beyond which you can find the long sandy beach that in summer is full of the large umbrellas belonging to the seaside resorts. For the entire length of the coastline there is the seaside promenade that unwinds into a succession of gardens and little squares that accompany us right up to the centre of the ancient village. This is characterised by the presence of alleys that cross each other giving the impression of a labyrinth; in reality, the historical centre of Spotorno is a great deal less tortuous than that of many other seaside villages in Liguria. The alleys, apart from clubs and many restaurants, host several craftsmen’s workshops amongst which you can distinguish those where Albisola ceramics are created; this is a small village situated between Spotorno and Savona.
Behind the village you can see the hill rich with grapevines, olives and maritime pines and so the typical green of the Mediterranean maquis blends with the blue of the Spotornese sea.
In 2007 the village was awarded with the blue flag for the quality of its beaches and the purity of its waters.
To be taken into consideration for our free time are also the nature trails that take us towards higher ground in places such as Le Manie where it is possible to take pleasant and relaxing horse rides or the village of Bergeggi where launches are organised for paragliding fans or on the island bearing the same name, especially during the summer months, underwater excursions are organised in the surrounding waters.
Perched on the slopes of Monte Sant'Elena, this small village situated high above sea level dominates the gulf underneath that is in front of the island bearing the same name.
Its high position makes its alleys and lanes truly unique in that they open onto a breathtaking promenade on a sheer drop onto the sea that leads also to the Via Aurelia and to the beach.
The Bergeggi heights host the remains of ancient Medieval watchtowers, symbols of a long history that, together with artefacts dating back to the Roman era, can be found on the island bearing the same name.
In 1985, this latter and the coastline in front of it were declared a "Regional Nature Reserve" and in virtue of this, during recent years, underwater nature trails have been set up (also at night) near the island that still has, within its depths archaeological artefacts and where species belonging to peculiar Mediterranean flora and fauna in this area can be admired.
For those who wish to pass adrenalin-stimulating moments by admiring from “above" the gulf that encloses the strip of land between Noli and Bergeggi, we remind you that, in this location, launches are organised for paragliding fans.