Dolceacqua is a picturesque town located in the Liguria region of Italy, nestled in the Nervia Valley between the Mediterranean Sea and the Ligurian Alps. This charming medieval town is known for its stunning landscape, historic architecture, and authentic Italian atmosphere. The town is famous for its castle and the ancient humpback bridge that spans the Nervia river. The town has a rich history and cultural heritage, making it an excellent destination for tourists seeking a unique and authentic Italian experience.


Highlights of Dolceacqua:

  1. Castello dei Doria - a castle built in the 12th century, perched on a hilltop overlooking the town. Visitors can tour the castle and enjoy the stunning panoramic views of the valley. Website:

  2. Ponte Vecchio - a medieval bridge that spans the Nervia river. The bridge is one of the town's most iconic landmarks and has been featured in many works of art. Website:

  3. Church of San Giovanni Battista - a beautiful 12th-century church located in the town center. The church is known for its impressive bell tower and stunning frescoes. Website:

  4. Museo Diocesano - a museum located in the Church of San Giovanni Battista. The museum houses a collection of religious art and artifacts from the local area. Website:

  5. Olive Oil Museum - a museum dedicated to the production of olive oil, one of the main agricultural products in the region. Visitors can learn about the history of olive oil production in the area and sample different varieties. Website:

Directions to Dolceacqua:

By car: Dolceacqua is located approximately 40 minutes from Nice, France, and 2 hours from Genoa, Italy. The town is easily accessible by car, with parking available in the town center.

By plane: The nearest airports to Dolceacqua are Nice Cote d'Azur Airport in France, which is approximately 50 minutes away by car, and Genoa Cristoforo Colombo Airport in Italy, which is approximately 2 hours away by car. Both airports offer a variety of domestic and international flights.