Feglino – Village of Rural Dwellings

Feglino

Feglino stands at the bottom of the valley on the left bank of the Aquila Creek. This village of red-roofed country dwellings was built around the majestic medieval parish church of Saint Lorenzo which was renovated in the Baroque style in the 19th century.

Feglino was built along one of the oldest and busiest Salt Roads in both Roman and Medieval times. Later on, during the so-called Spanish Century, this important trade corridor reached farther afield, thus becoming the “Road to Flanders“, which started from the seaport, went through Feglino and over Saint Giacomo Hill to the inland cities of Alessandria and Milan, and from there on into Central Europe.

The white Neo-gothic façade of the shrine of Our Lady Helper of Christians (Italian: Santuario di Maria Ausiliatrice) looks out over the valley from the hilltop where it was built at the end of the 19th century.

The parish church of Saint Sebastian stands at the entrance to the village, in an area known as the “Balladda” [t.n.: ballare in Italian means to dance], where country dances were held before it was knocked down in 1967 to make room for the suspension bridge of the motorway.

HOW TO REACH

Feglino

How to reach the site

If travelling on the A10 motorway from Genoa, Turin or Milan, take the Feglino exit; from all other directions take the Finale Ligure exit. A regular bus service runs from the railway station in Finalmarina.

Visit

Feel free to use fact sheets and website of the Museo Archeologico del Finale to tour the town and its monuments.

 

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