Additional Info: Independent 'NICE SHORT BREAK' holidays - Pigna (IM), Italy
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THE ROOMS - La Romantica
Located on the first floor : a charming accomodation for two with bathroom. The original stone-wall lit by candle –light, is ideal for privacy and coolness during the summer months.
THE ROOMS - Serena
Located on the second floor: a distinguished double-bedroom accommodation with cooking facilities; suitable for longer stays. Traditional furniture and a cosy fire-place promote long relaxing evenings.The view of the village and the green valley will make your stay memorable.
All rooms have private en-suite bathrooms, and independent entrances.
THE VILLAGE of PIGNA - art, monuments, and history
PIgna has the richest heritage in the upper Nervia Valley. It still has its medieval fortified structure With communicating obscure narrow alley called "chibi", meandering under the houses. At the very top of the village where centuries ago stood the castle, there is now a square called: Piazza Castello. Its main interests are the carvings, found on door-frames, wich once ornated the houses of the rich.
La Loggia was the seat of trade, commerce, and collection of taxes. The antique measures for collecting taxes in Kind, are still there. The church of St Michael, probably built in XII century, dominates the village. On the façade, in black stone, stands the statue of St Michael killing the demon. The white marble rosacè with twelve spokes represents the twelve Apostoles. Inside, behind the main altar, you can see the "Polyptych" painted by Canavesio in 1500.
The 56 metre Belfry is the focal-point of the village. Next to St Michael is the baroque church of St Antonio. At a walking distance is the romanic- Chapel of St Bernardo, known for its frescoes of "The last Judgment", by Canavesio in 1482. You can also visit the remains of St Tommaso Church, founded by the Benedictins.
Pigna: at the foot of Pre-alps, is the pride of the upper Nervia Valley. The landscape is unique for its mixture of orchards, vineyards and olive-groves. Reaching a 1000 metre vegetation is rich with chestnuts, larches and fir-trees. It is possible to have interesting hikes, horse-rides and mountain-bike trips. In winter you can also practice cross-country-skiing at Melosa.
The peaks of Toraggio and Pietravecchia protect wilde-life as. "Royal eagle, marmot, and chamois", and a rare specimen of flora: "Saxifraga: Artic zone plant". During the course of time the lime-stone ground has helped the natural formation of many grottoes seen in the vicinity.
Leaving the motorway. "Autostrada dei fiori" exit Ventimiglia or Bordighera. Take the "Aurelia" parallel to the sea , up to the Nervia Valley, and follow it Passing through : Camporosso, Dolceacqua and Isolabona Pigna is 18 kms from the sea.
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