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Borgio Verezzi

The village "Saraceno" looks like a harmonious set of four different villages, characterized by buildings in pink stone set in a landscape of rock and sea, and connected by narrow "carruggi", mule tracks and alleys - the crêuze - once used for mules and wagons.
Of stone are the walls of the houses, the steps in front of the entrances, the picturesque connecting arches between facing houses, the archivolts and arcades created in the gallery under the houses, the roofs of the roofs and the characteristic lunettes that support the pergolas, the worn stairs from centuries of transit and the paving of the mule tracks..
Not to be missed, the Caves of Borgio Verezzi, offer a tourist route, which runs for about 800 meters inside large rooms, including huge blocks detached from the vault in the remote ages. Knows as the most colorful tourist caves in Italy for the presence of various minerals.
Very rich concretions of all shapes: from the cannulae, thin and almost transparent, to the drapes, thin as sheets, to the large columns that seem to support the vault up to the eccentric stalactites, which defy gravity, developing in all directions.
And everywhere the colors: white, yellow, red in a thousand different shades.
The visit lasts about an hour, the internal temperature is of 16 ° constant all the year. A clothing suitable for the environment is required.

If your visit is in midsummer time , do not miss the Theater Festival of Borgio Verezzi. Borned in 1967...
Behind the spectator the breathtaking view of the Ligurian coast, high up the starry sky cut from the roofs of the old stone buildings.
Such a naturalcontext has therefore given birth, and has kept over time, a unique event, growing year by year.
The "Gotha of the Italian stage" has been here, directors and actors who later became great protagonists of the national scene were born on this natural stage.

 
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