Villanova d’Albengain Liguria Outback | 27 February 2015
The name of the village, “New Town”, explains its origin. It was founded in the 13th Century when the powerful Albenga needed a crown of fortified satellites all around to protect itself and its rich territories from envious neighbors.
Villanova, the first of several “little daughters”, is therefore a miniature copy of mother Albenga, but here the Medieval walls are almost entirely in their original place and are extraordinarily well preserved. Morover, Villanova is only 3 kms far from La Meridiana!
A walk in the narrow alleys, now full of flower pots and geraniums, can give the idea of life in the Middle Ages in a country village.
Do not miss a visit to the interesting “ Museo dell’Olio” in the nearby village Arnasco, if you want to learn everything about olive oil.