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Became Principality in 1079, Seborga is a small village located in the Ligurian hinterland, between the municipalities of Ospedaletti and Bordighera. One of the most fascinating aspects of the village is the Parish Church of San Martino, located in the heart of the country. In front of it stands the Palazzo dei Monaci, inside which there is the ancient Seborghina mint, the place where the Luigini were coined.
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A look at Seborga
A look at Seborga
Video by Seborga.TV

About the village

Seborga is a small village located in the Ligurian hinterland, between the municipalities of Ospedaletti and Bordighera.

It became Principality in 1079, its history is characterized by various passages of power until 1729 when it was sold by the monks to the Savoys, then passing to the Kingdom of Sardinia and subsequently to the Kingdom of Italy.

Although the Italian State has not granted independence, in the municipality of Seborga a coin is coined, "il luigino", which can be used in its businesses with a value comparable to around 6 dollars. Furthermore in the village special car plates are used alongside the traditional ones.

One of the most fascinating aspects of Seborga is the Parish Church of San Martino, located in the heart of the village. In front of it stands the Palazzo dei Monaci, inside which there is the ancient Seborghina mint (place where the luigini were minted).

In Seborga the ancient prisons can also be visited, where the Prince-Abbot could hold the perpetrators of serious crimes.
The ancient gateways of the village are also interesting: Porta San Martino, Porta San Sebastiano and Porta del Sole.

Inside the town hall there is also a Museum of musical instruments, which contains nearly 200 instruments from a private collection. These are ancient and partly still perfectly functioning instruments ranging from the mid-1700s to the present day.

There are many reasons to visit Seborga, including its lively character especially in summer. Among the opportunities not to be missed are the Notte BiancAzzurra, the Festa del Principato, the Festa della Birra and the Festa Patronale di San Bernardo.

Village of Seborga
Principality of Seborga

Province of Imperia
Liguria Region

Population: 307
Altitude centre: 500 m s.l.m.

the Principality is part of:
Paesi Bandiera Arancione

Principality of Seborga
Via della Zecca 2 - Seborga (IM)
Tel. +39 0184 223622

BY CAR

  • Along the highway the closest exits to the center of Seborga are:
    - Exit Sanremo (A10 Genova-Ventimiglia)
    - Bordighera exit (A10 Genova-Ventimiglia)

ON THE TRAIN

  • Bordighera station
  • Sanremo station

Sleep, eat, buy...

Agenzia Immobiliare Liguria
Via Gramsci, 26 - 18032, Perinaldo (Imperia)
4.88 Kilometers from Seborga

Events

thursday
20
august, 2020

San Bernardo – National holiday of the Principality

wednesday
11
november, 2020

San Martino

From the blog

It was inaugurated a few days ago the third garrison of the Principality of Seborga. This goes in addition to the two existing ones, the one at the entrance of the village and the one near the Church of St. Bernard. The Consort if the Prince of Seborga, Marcello I, told to La Stampa: "At first, the garrison will be operational only on weekends to welcome tourists. In the future we also want to organize the ceremony of the changing of the guard" The garrison, donated to the Principa...
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