Albenga is the town where past and present come together, as the flavors and the smells of land and sea do. Discover its monuments and then be tempted by a swim facing the marvelous Gallinara Island, or by kitesurfing and windsurfing, that you can practice all-year long. Treat yourself with a walk along its inland trails, in the valleys rich of borghi, castles and timeless breathtaking sceneries: Triora, known as the town of the witches; or Bussana Vecchia, where numerous Italian and foreign artists live and work. Golf lovers can appreciate the green in Garlenda. For those who prefer nature and peaks, not so far away they can find rock gyms, in the area of Finale, or they can go on wonderful excursions on the Ligurian Alps. If you are looking for a gourmet food and wine experience, instead, you can taste the famous “4 di Albenga”, in the different combinations offered by the various restaurants in town. The “fours” are purple asparagus, spiny artichoke, “trombetta” courgette and “Cuore di Bue” tomato. Here you can enjoy both land and sea cuisine, along with carefully selected premium wines. As a matter of fact, Albenga is part of the “Città del vino” circuit, thanks to its Pignato doc, from the Riviera ligure di Ponente, to which the demonstration of Salea is dedicated. The production of aromatic herbs, among which basil, is rich, as well as the one of olive oil, with a museum dedicated to it in the heart of the city. Genova and the other famous towns of the Ponente Riviera, first and foremost Sanremo, are close by. You can also take day trips to Nizza, Cannes and the surrounding destinations of Southern France. Your holiday in Albenga will allow you to soak up its all-year round mild weather, in this little corner of Liguria.