laigueglia and the "percfest"
With its alleyways, little squares by the sea, the pink-lilac tones of the houses in the protective shade of the monumental church of San Matteo, Laigueglia retains the charm of the old fishing village, that most of the coastal towns in Liguria has lost. From the beach, that in winter is filled with colorful boats and nets, we see the particular form of the town, almost an amphitheater, which is the only one not to have altered much the shape of the buildings, keeping the volumes and the heights . The ancient heart remained in its little squares, in its narrow streets, in its colors, in the Saracen tower of 1564, so named because of the defensive positions from pirate invasions.Worthy of note, the “Percfest”, important jazz festival that, free of charge, for over twenty years, for the length of about a week, hosts the most important names of Italian and international jazz. During the day, on the beach, interesting laboratories of music and rhythm and, late in the evening, jam sessions with the artists.