Bergeggi Travel Guide

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Located 347 meters or 1139 feet above sea level, the town overlooks the stretch of sea between Capo di Vado and Punta Maiolo, where the islet of Bergeggi lies just off shore. On the coast is set the cave of the same name, 37 or 121 feet long and 17 meters or 56 feet wide, inhabited from the Neolithic period to the Roman era. Bergeggi belonged to the bishops of Savona, who in 992 had a monastery built on the island. Thanks to its position and fortifications, this was able to resist the Saracen raids. The region came under Genoese rule in 1385 and became a colony of deportees. Two lookout towers date from the Middle Ages: one at Torre del Mare and the other on the island. The parish church of San Martino, reconstructed in its entirety in 1706 over a preexisting building, houses a sixteenth-century canvas of the Tuscan school and sculptures by Maragliano and Lacroix.
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