A village with pre-historic roots in the Carpasina valley

Tour one of the numerous old churches from the Middle Ages

During your vacation in a holiday house vacation in a holiday house in Carpassio, you should not of course lack the right leisure activities. Whoever has had enough of sun-bathing on one’s own terrace can virtually reach everywhere on foot or by car. The fascinating landscape of the surrounding area is well suited for extensive hiking and mountain bike tours, the neigbouring villages for short tours and the surrounding towns for day-long tours. Even the coast and coastal resort town of Arma di Taggia can be reached in about half an hour by car.

You should visit The parish church of Sant'Antonio, dating from the fifteenth century but later reconstructed, has one very particular feature: a leaning bell tower. On the Baroque façade of the nearby oratory there is a slate bas-relief of the Annunciation. The main remnants of the ancient rural architecture are the so-called "caselle", which are old drystone buildings.

From there you can practise virtually every type of water sport or simply lay yourself on the beach for a bath. Otherwise you can also play tennis, golf or do some Alpine climbing in the neighbouring villages. Those who love practicing traditional sports disciplines can take part in the elastic ball tournament right there in Carpriso. Furthermore, one should not miss the impressive shepherd’s Christmas either.

The predominant features of the landscape at Carpasio are pastures and cultivated terracings, which can still be seen despite their state of abandon. Its strategic position on the ancient livestock roads made this mountain village in the Argentina valley an object of contention for centuries: once an outpost of the lords of Ventimiglia, the estate passed into the hands of the Lascaris of Tenda in 1455 and was then taken into the House of Savoy in 1573.

Carpasio's economy has always been linked to the mountains: it is based on the cultivation of cereals, chestnuts and aromatic herbs, but also stock breeding and cheese-making. A tangy cheese called "bruzzo" is a local speciality together with barley bread and superior Ormeasco wine.Among the local events, the charming "Shepherds' Christmas" deserves special mention, while lovers of traditional sports can visit the elastic ball tournament. Costa has a Museum of the Resistance, which is a section of the Resistance and Contemporary History Museum of Porto Maurizio.

The village of Carpassio is found in the province of Imperia, which lies in the Liguria region. Near Carpassio are several other villages like: Glori (12 km), Costa (2.1 km) and Conio (13.5 km). When coming from the highway exit to Arma di Taggia, take the SS548 and after Badalucco change to the SP21 toward Carpassio.

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