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At the foot of the Regional Natural Park of the Ligurian Alps stands the village of Pigna which presents itself with narrow narrow streets in live stone topped by arches between one house and another; climbs to be covered on foot and stairs that lead to the top of the village.
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A look at Pigna
A look at Pigna

About the village

In Pigna, in Liguria, time and life depend on the passing of the seasons, while the rules and standards are imposed by the climate. The enchantment of the places is biblical. The sea is very close, nevertheless we are already in the mountains: this can be witnessed by the majestic migration of birds, the impervious heights, the wonderful panoramas, the smells and scents of the land.

Pigna presents itself like a waterfall of ancient houses reunited as a "pigna" (pine cone), crossed by narrow "chibi' (dark steep lanes): a cluster of houses that descends gently along a soft hill, while up high the bulk of the medieval bell tower resists proudly. The frescoes of Canavesio in the small church of San Bernardo and the magnificent ruins of the San Tommaso one, downstream of the village, can be admired in its full splendour as proof of the cultural and artistic patrimony of the village.

A change of direction leads us to Buggio, pastoral and rural centre, which ends with the spectacular central square. The hamlet is the starting point for numerous walks in the Nervia Valley and the Natural Regional Park of Ligurian Alps with several chances to go on excursions during the day or to visit for example the cave of "Rugli", the largest among the numerous caves of the territory; instead, to go back in time you can visit the rooms of the museum "The Earth and Memory" located under the Piazza XX Settembre. 

Village of Pigna
Municipality of Pigna
Province of Imperia
Liguria Region

Abitanti: 795 pignaschi
Altitudine centro: 280 m s.l.m.

il Comune fa parte di:
Paesi Bandiera Arancione
Unione delle Valli Nervia e Roja 

Orange Flag - Italian Touring Club

Piazza Umberto I 1 - Tel. +39 0184 241016

= distances as the crow flies


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


  • Sanremo station
  • Ventimiglia station

  • From May to September, every third Sunday of the month - Little market of artisanal products
  • July - Passo Muratone excursion
  • Early days of August in Buggio - Gran Pistau Festival
  • August in Pigna - Ravioli Festival

Sleep, eat, buy...

= distances as the crow flies
= distances as the crow flies
= distances as the crow flies


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