The fishing village

Varigotti, the Tower of Punta Crena and the church of San Lorenzo

The oldest part of Varigotti is formed by a group of houses, which reproduce a type of building almost unique in the Riviera, derived from a remote Mediterranean tradition according to which it was wrongly decided to recognize it as a proof of the Arab-Saracen origin of the village. The shape of these houses is very simple but very characteristic: four walls unadorned ending in an attic or straight parapet that hides a small dome brick terrace.

Point 1

Varigotti is a popular tourist resort in which it is possible to find a wide sandy beach and a great variety of accomodations. In Varigotti there is the well-known bay called “of the Saracens”, one of the nicest beaches of the whole Riviera.

Varigotti (Ph: Rescigno-Merlo) Varigotti (Ph: Provincia di Savona) Varigotti (Ph: Provincia di Savona) Baia dei Saraceni (Ph: Rescigno-Merlo)

Point 2

From the alleys of the old village of Varigotti, with a short walk in the green Mediterranean vegetation, characterized by dry-stone walls and olive trees, it is possible to reach the Tower of Punta Crena. The terrace offers a gorgeous view of Varigotti and Baia dei Saraceni.

Varigotti (Ph: Rescigno-Merlo) Ulivi (Ph: Provincia di Savona) Torre Saracena (Ph: Provincia di Savona) Panorama su Baia dei Saraceni (Ph: Provincia di Savona)

Point 3

Going down the same path, near the chapel, take the track on the right, which leads into the dense vegetation, until you arrive in a few minutes on the road. After crossing this, you take a cement path that goes between the houses on the opposite side, following the signs to St. Lorenzo's Church. The trail becomes more difficult in the vegetation, but well marked and you will soon arrive at the St. Lorenzo's Church surrounded by the typical Mediterranean vegetation. From here you can enjoy exceptional views of the sea, the bay of the Saracens and the tip of Cape Noli.

San Lorenzo (Ph: Provincia di Savona) San Lorenzo (Ph: Provincia di Savona) Panorama su Baia dei Saraceni da San Lorenzo (Ph: Provincia di Savona) Panorama su Baia dei Saraceni da San Lorenzo (Ph: Provincia di Savona)