Villa Faraldi is a small typical ligurian mountain village in the hinterland of Cervo.
The village hills are rich in olive groves. You have a panoramic view of the entire valley from the front of San Lorenzo church. The three-nave church from the Middle Ages was expanded in the 16th Century and decorated with white columns, stucco and ornaments. The facade of neoclassic style is the work of Angelo Ardissone. Inside is a grave stone with one of the oldest Roman inscriptions ever found in Liguria and a polyptych with a representation of the martyrdom of San Sebastiano.
While walking from Villa Faraldi via Molini and Riva Faraldi you reach the ancient Roman bridge and the old oil mill at Caviglia which still has a functioning water wheel, as well as the old oil mill in Tovo. The colorful vegetation of the Imperia Province turns the whole area around Villa Faraldi into a beautiful destination.
A theater festival takes place in Villa Faraldi every year in summer in which the spectators are drawn to performances of all kinds under the spell of Ligurian culture. In addition, the city has typical local Restaurants with gastronomic specialties, shopping and other great events.
Villa Faraldi is a small mountain village above Cervo, about 17 km away from the provincial capital of Imperia. The small village has a population of 452 inhabitants and consists of the following districts: Deglio Faraldi, Riva Faraldi, Tovetto, Tovo Faraldi and the main town of Villa Faraldi.
Villa Faraldi was formerly a feudal estate of the Clavesana, today it is a small group of houses with a labyrinth of narrow streets. This makes the whole place look even more impressive with its arches and gates.
Villa Faraldi belongs to the Cervo Municipality and is a village in the Imperia Province located in the Liguria region. There are several other villages near Villa Faraldi like: Riva Faraldi (2.7 km), Tovetto (1.1 km) and Deglio Faraldi (3 km). Take the highway exit San Bartolomeo al Mare from Genoa and follow Via F Cascione SP34 to Villa Faraldi.