Cervo: a beautiful village perched on the seain More | 25 March 2012
The town of Cervo clings to the cliff, like a rocky pine-cone.
High above the white-washed houses, a beautiful church stands in the middle of this village, as a wonderful example of the Ligurian baroque. It dates back to the 18th Century, when coral fishing was the most profitable activity for Cervo and local fishermen donated much of their money to embellish the church, thanking God for returning home after a sea storm.
This is the reason why Cervo has since been known as “the Coral Fishermen village”. The sea view from the little square facing the church is breathtaking.
This ancient village is full of picturesque corners: the scenic qualities of the place are one of the elements of Cervo’s success as a very special open-air theatre. Along summer months, string quartets and famous soloists draw crowds of music lovers for the Festival of Chamber Music. Our reception at "la Meridiana" will help you to book tickets.
The artists perform at nightfall, right on the church steps against the unique background of the coast lined with lights. Don't miss this faboulous experience!
Corallini Church facing the mediterranean sea