Apricale

The medieval village of Apricale (Brigar in Ligurian) is located in 'hinterland of Bordighera and Ventimiglia, 13 Km from the coast.

The town maintains the urban structure and the medieval atmosphere, with the original core high on the hill, where there are the Castle, the parish church and the houses arranged in concentric circles.

The country has been honored with awards such as

"The most beautiful villages in Italy", ANCI, the first Ligurian Municipality recognized with this title.

"Orange Flag" for the municipalities of the Region of Liguria hinterland, in collaboration with the Italian Touring Club.

"ISO 14001 for the Environment", "ISO 9001 for Services", certifications recognized internationally has also obtained the certificate "Safety OHSAS 18001" which has consented to Apricale - first municipality in Italy - achieving "Excellence ".


Restaurants

La Capanna da Bacì

La Capanna da Bacì

Homemade pasta and Ligurian specialties in a rustic stone-walled terrace with mountain views.

Ristorante Apricale da Delio

Ristorante Apricale da Delio

Homemade pasta and Ligurian dishes served from the large windows in this elegant restaurant overlooking the hills, with terrace.

Locanda La Favorita

Locanda La Favorita

Grilled meat dishes and homemade eggnog in a local country with fireplace, arched windows and a terrace.




Things to see

Parish Church of the Purification of the Virgin Mary

Parish Church of the Purification of the Virgin Mary

The church, built around the twelfth century, has been remodeled several times and enlarged. In 1760 a restoration transformed the Baroque style building. The neo-Romanesque facade was rebuilt in 1935. The church tower was obtained from the ancient square tower of the castle of the Lizard in the top of which was attached a bicycle facing up. The strange and curious installation is nothing more than a work of contemporary art in 2000 by Sergio Bianco, The force of gravity is not.

Castle Lizard

Castle Lizard

The castle of the Lizard is an ancient fortification of the Ligurian town of Apricale, in the Merdanzio valley, in the province of Imperia. Already home to cultural events and annual exhibitions, the castle is also home to the "Museum of history of Apricale" where, among important documents and historical artifacts are preserved the famous medieval apricalesi statutes of 1267.