A quiet and peaceful medieval village
Places that are worth seeing there include the church dating back to the 17th century and the castle from the 13th century which was almost destroyed
The Parish Church of St. Andrea the Apostle, which was constructed in baroque style between 1650 and 1750, is worth visiting. It has an old gate originating from 1701 and a very valuable altar.
The Palazzo Scarampi which was built by Scarampi in 1687 during the reign of the Asti family, is also a very interesting site to visit.
The castle of Mioglia is another imposing spectacle. It was built in the 13th century in a strategically convenient location along one of the streets in the locality, but it was destroyed by the Spanish army in the 17th century. Only some wall remains can be seen there today.
You can visit the festival dedicated to beans and sausages on 1st May, during which you will be offered culinary specialties like beans, salami and other local products.
Holiday makers who prefer a quiet and relaxed place will find that Mioglia is just the right place for them.
Mioglia came into existence in the 10th century AD, when Emperor Otto I of Saxony annexed the village with violence. It was then bequeathed to Bonifatius in 1091, and in the middle of the 12th century it became property of Marquise Del Bosco. Mioglia was integrated into the Republic of Genoa in 1223.
There were some disputes between the most prominent families in Moglia and against the current ruler Asti von Scarampi during the 16th and 17th century, which disputes ended in a rebellion. Mioglia was integrated into the kingdom of Sardinia in 1738, and that marked the end of the family feud.
Through Napoleon Bonaparte’s first Italian military campaign, the area around Moglia reverted back to the Ligurian Republic. In 1805 Mioglia was annexed by the First French Empire, and in 1861 it joined the Italian kingdom. From 1973 to 2011 Mioglia was part of the mountain community of Giovo.
Mioglia is one of the villages in the province of Savona, which lies in the Liguria region. There are several other villages near Mioglia, for example: Dogli (1.3 km), Fidelini (0.85 km) and Casone (2.5 km). When coming from Genoa on the E80, take the exit to Albisola, then follow the SP334 until you come to the SP50 which branches to the left shortly after Santa Giustina. Follow the SP50 up to Mioglia.