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Ligurian Riviera

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Laigueglia is a quiet seaside resort in the western part of the Ligurian coast in northwestern Italy. Right on the beach begins the main city square - Piazza Marconi with several cafes and shops. From here you can go for a walk to the cobbled pier, which offers wonderful views of both the sea surface and the town itself. The sandy beach is located here, in the very center of Laiguella, next to the marina.

I must say that the buildings of Laiguella do not represent special architectural value, there are no outstanding monuments of history and culture, but still visiting this quiet town will please tourists. The historical center of the city is mostly pedestrian; here you can find several small squares and colorful narrow streets. Above the city center rises a large church of San Matteo, built in the second half of the 18th century and Baroque. It is notable for its small towers with majolica-decorated domes on both sides of the facade. Inside, you can see several paintings by local artists of the 16-17th centuries and a marble baptismal font of the 16th century. Next to San Matteo is a small chapel of Santa Maria Maddalena, which is one and a half centuries older than the church. It also preserved religious artifacts of the 16-18th centuries. There are other 17th-century small churches in Laiguel.

Another interesting attraction of Laiguella is the round tower on the beach, built in the 16th century to protect the coast from pirate raids. Initially, there were three towers, but during the reign of Napoleon, two were destroyed for the necessary construction work.

From Laigueglia, you can go on an excursion to the neighboring medieval village of Finalborgo - it was originally built at a certain distance from the coast, which allowed it not to fall into the sight of pirates. In addition, tourists can organize trips to Finale Ligure, Alassio or Albengu - interesting resort towns, notable for their breathtaking landscapes and beautiful beaches.

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