Photos and video about Varazze: a complete source of information for nautical tourists
Varazze, in the province of Savona, is situated on the Western Riviera, resting within a vast inlet between Punta della Mola and Punta dell’Aspera.
Varazze is an ancient medieval village (dating back to the 11th century) that stretches between the Teiro torrent and the current Via Buranello. The walled village had five doors which opened onto the inside, both towards the suburbs that reached right up to the beach. The ancient urban layout was characterised by wide market and lemon gardens, creating a scenery that is congenial with the development of élite tourism (described by Remigio Zena in the novel “La bocca del Lupo(The Wolf’s Mouth)), then transformed by both the new road network and the expansion of residential areas reaching right up to the hill. Recalling its historical past, it is important to mention, in particular, the 16th century church of St. Ambrogio, with its Romanesque-Gothic bell tower together with the church of St. Domenico dating back to 1419, renovated in the 17th and 19th centuries.
Today, Varazze is a famous tourist-seaside resort. The growth of the new tourist port, the many coastal beaches with 40 seaside resorts, the possibility to make excursions in the Beigua regional nature park, the beauty of the ancient medieval village, make Varazze one of the most popular tourist destinations. In fact, many tourists that visit Varazze come from the Piedmont and the Lombardy regions as well as from foreign countries (especially the French, German, Swiss and Dutch). In 2007, Varazze was awarded with the Blue Flag, for the quality of its extremely beautiful beaches. It is also known for the pleasurable climatic conditions all year round and in particular for the pleasantness of its waters: the temperature of the sea during the summer months reaches 27 degrees.
Seafaring in Varazze
With the construction of the new tourist port set in the midst of the countryside, one of the most avant garde within the entire Ligurian region, Varazze has become an important maritime haven for the most luxurious tourists, with over 800 places to moor boats measuring up to 35 metres long available to leisure boaters together with all kinds of facilities. The tourist resort also includes luxurious residences, all on the sea front, constructed using prestigious finishings, as well as shops, bars and restaurants.
There is also a dockyard with a 40-ton crane together with a service station.