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Centro Storico di Albenga

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Address: Largo Doria, Albenga, Italy

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Delightful little gem

Our time here was very short but what a delight it is, with its narrow streets and squares - full of charm and character, Drawn to the imposing tower of The Cathedral of San... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 October 2016
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Weston-super-mare
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Weston-super-mare
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 2016

Our time here was very short but what a delight it is, with its narrow streets and squares - full of charm and character, Drawn to the imposing tower of The Cathedral of San Michele, we went in to view the large painted ceiling, Well worth the time. Wish we could have spent a lot longer here. Delightful.

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Tacoma
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2016

So the river moved and we don't have totally sandy beaches, but for the visitor this is nothing but positive. An intact medieval town center (including towers) provides an intriguing core, while the river bed provides a home for wild boar, and there is a Roman road (not straight) up to the next town, Alassio. An unpretentious and welcoming place,... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 September 2016 via mobile

Very nice, small town with everything you need for s short visit - the sea, good food, great atmosphere, historical places, architectural beauties in right proportions!

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Thank Magda L
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 August 2016 via mobile

We went there twice...and each time was unique. It's full of cozy places to make an aperitif and/or having dinner..for every pricing...!!!

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Cervo, Italia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 August 2016

Step back to the Middle Ages, when Albenga vied with San Gimignano for the title of city with the highest number of towers. Within the well preserved walls are still a good number of those tall constructions, that marked the pride of the local leading families. There are very beautiful and interesting palaces dating from very early days. One of... More 

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Varese, Italy
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 May 2016

We visited on Saturday evening and Sunday morning so unfortunately lots of places were closed when we got to them but a stroll through the narrow streets with their old buildings was worth the visit. The centre was beautifully decorated as we coincided with the flower festival.

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Thank Linda21025
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 September 2015 via mobile

Stopped off in Albenga for the afternoon on our trip around the Ligurian Coast! So glad we did! Old roman ruins and little alley ways full of restaurants and bars with a wonderful authentic Italian atmosphere! Quite a sleepy town but this all adds to its charm! Would definitely return and stay for a few days!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 August 2015

It was amazing. recommend to do it. This tower located in the heart of the little Albenga. You also will find small restaurants around.

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Oslo
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 May 2015

Far less touristy than expected, most people there seemed to be locals or perhaps domestic tourists. No or little traffic in a town situated on a plain makes this place nice for children and elderly alike. Interesting roman and medival town, particularly the odd towers with apparently no function except to impress. Nice atmosphere.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 March 2015

In old Albenga town.it is lovely to walk around the historic centre.there is a lovely old church and little lanes which have boutiques and little shops in. Also some nice restaurants to eat in

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