Taggia: romantic village in the Liguria region, Italy
Taggia is a romantic village rich in art and nature in the Liguria region. This Medieval village is worth a stay for its two souls: a historical one, composed by ancient Taggia with its medieval historical center on the hills, along the bank of the river Argentina, and the other consisting in the seaside hamlet Arma of Taggia, which offers a transparent sea, awarded many times with the Blue Flag for it’s clean water.
Taggia, which dates back to the Middle Ages and surrounded by ramparts with entrance doors, will surprise you with its unique triangular shape that has a castle at the top of the hill surrounded by olive trees, which produce the famous olives and a very tasty fine oil.
The historic center of Taggia has been well preserved over the centuries and it is the most important of Liguria after Genoa. It was built for defensive purposes because of pirates’ raids. The ancient Romans already built here a place for commercial trade, then destroyed by the Lombards.
The Middle Ages were a period of prosperity for Taggia, thanks to the arrival of the Benedictine monks who planted olive trees and began the production of olives. Under the control of the Republic of Genoa palaces, squares, churches and convents were built. You can admire a jewel of architecture and art not far from the village, the convent of St. Domenico, for centuries the most important art center in western Liguria. One of the symbols of Taggia is the long cobblestone bridge of the sixteenth century on the Argentina river.
Spend your summer in the hamlet of Arma, with its sandy beach, where you can relax along the 10 km long bike path that goes from San Lorenzo al Mare to Ospedaletti, to go by bike or on foot. Taggia is waiting for you for a romantic weekend or holiday discovering its artistic beauty and its sea!