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Finalborgo is one of three urban centers that make up the municipality of Finale Ligure, in the province of Savona.Until 1927 independent municipality, later merged with Finale Pia and Finale Marina to form today's city of Finale Ligure. It had the greatest development in the Middle Ages, as the capital of the Marquisate Finale, ruled by the Del Carretto and under Spain's rule (seventeenth century). The hamlet was judged as one of the most beautiful villages in Liguria."The old capital of the Marquis Del Carretto", writes Claudia Sugliano, "is one of the most beautiful villages in Italy and fascinates with its harmonious labyrinth of streets and squares full of life, palaces and beautiful churches." Finalborgo shows all its historical beauties such as. Castel Govone and San Giovanni, Porta Testa, the Monastery of the Church of Santa Caterina and the Archaeological Museum.The Palazzo del Municipio (Town Hall), Palazzo Cavassola (housing Pope Pius VII), Palazzo Gallesio, Palazzo Brunengo in Piazza Aycardi and Palazzo del Tribunale are unique from the 15th century and Renaissance palaces - altered during the Spanish rule Heritage. The 17th century Baroque Basilica of San Biagio was built above the former medieval church (1372), retaining the apse and the octagonal bell tower (1463) in late Gothic style.Santa Caterina Church and the Dominican complex were built around 1360, after the death of Marquis Giorgio I Del Carretto, when his widow decided to build a noble church to house her husband's corpse. The monastery was then converted into a prison 1863-1964, but its beauty remains intact until today.Culture, but not only: The place offers several solutions for the weekend, with excursions to explore the hinterland, a trip to the Verezzi caves and paragliding.Outdoor, but also craft, with an emphasis on crafts, iron, glass, ceramics and other materials to create jewelry and many other art objects.Finally, many suggestions on where to eat and enjoy the specialties of the area, such as borage ravioli and trofie al pesto.Source: italyrivieralps.com
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