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Orco Feglino

Savona - Riviera delle Palme

Savona - Riviera delle Palme

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Orco Feglino is a district in the hinterland of Finale Ligure, immersed in vegetation surrounded by orchards and vineyards from which Lumassina and Barbarossa wines are made. It is composed of two inhabited areas: Feglino, at the bottom of the valley and Orco located on the crest with a splendid view of the landscape. The joining of these two hamlets came about in 1869. ( More Less )

Part of the aleramica district it first belonged to Bonifacio Del Vasto, then in 1142 to the Marquis Del Carretto who built a medieval castle , of which today, in Orco, remain the ruins of the walls and a X century tower.

The nearby church of San Lorenzino, which probably dates back to XIV-XV century with elements belonging to an earlier XII century building, preserves some 15th century frescos. It has a fourteen-century belfry with two mullioned type windows and from its parvis you can enjoy an appealing view of the Val Cornei, isolated and uncontaminated. The ex Oratory of Santa Maria delle Grazie ad Orco is now used for cutural activities and is also the seat of the Museo del Territorio. The museum examines in depth the subject matter of creative and archeological natural resources in the area. The church of San Lorenzo in Feglino, was restored in the baroque period and preserves the lower part of the belfry which is late-gothic.

The hamlet of Boragni, on a rocky crest , dominates the Val Sciusa, it is a characteristic mediteranean village with stone houses built to form a compact nucleus. Not far away there are two caves :The l'Arma di Strapatente and the Grotto of Balconi . The wild environment of the valley dell’Aquilla is full of lovely paths among which is the “l'Anello del Finale” which offers an interesting walk and a visit to the two grottos. There are numerous rocky mountain sides for those who love free-climbing.

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