Welcome to the village of Doria
Dolceacqua is a lovely village nestled in the hills of Val Nervia, and is one of the gems of the Italian Riviera, just minutes from the sea and the nearby French Riviera.
Claude Monet,who in 1884 stayed in nearby Bordighera,went inland and in addition to the natural wonders of the coast, was enchanted by the village of Dolceacqua.
The Impressionist Painter drew the view of the village, the Castle of the Roman bridge of Dolceacqua and in his letters he wrote fascinated:
“… the place is superb, there is a bridge that is a jewel of lightness …”
Today the medieval village of Dolceacqua is still identical to how Claude Monet painted it in the late 1800s.
Because of its timeless beauty Dolceacqua is now a destination for tourists of all nationalities, who go here from the coastal cities of Liguria and neighboring France or who spend a few days of vacation in the numerous B&B spread among the carts.
Dolceacqua is the oldest Orange Flag in Italy since 2000 (more than 100 countries in Italy have been awarded this coveted award) and is the national headquarters of the Association of Orange Flag Countries having the Presidency.
It is a brand of tourist-environmental quality for the hinterland of the Italian Touring Club, defined by the World Tourism Authority as the only successful fair tourism project in Italy.
In this guide, you will walk the history and fascinating legends of this medieval village with its traditions and beauties. You will discover what to visit in Dolceacqua and you will find many ideas and ideas to make the most of your visit to this extraordinary village of the Italian Riviera.
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