Dominated by the impressive Rocca di Corno (Corno Rock), Verzi stands on the left side of the Sciusa Valley with its 15th-century parish church dedicated to Saint Gennaro; its medieval stone houses with their typical portals and door-steps; its narrow alleyways and typical arches connecting the houses.
The current-day town of Finalmarina is the result of two thousand years of complex historical events.Proof of the existence of a first settlement in the natural inlet by the mouth of the Pora Creek dates back to after the Roman conquest of Western Liguria in 181 BCE.
Since the middle ages the courthouse in Finale is remembered as the “building where justice was administrated” by the Del Carretto marquises. This building represents a beautiful example of power architecture, that, until a few years ago, had maintained for centuries its original function.
The Dominican convent and the church dedicated to Saint Catherine of Alessandria were founded during the second half of the 14th century by the Del Carretto marquises as the main area of devotion of the family.
The church of Saint Sebastian is one of the most important examples of renaissance architecture in Finale. The rich and varied decoration of the capitals and keystones of the naves contrasts with the simplicity of the exteriors.