Riva and Trigoso
A charming place for fishermen and boat-building
Chiesa Parrocchiale di San Pietro Apostolo in Riva
Chiesa Santa Sabina from the 7th century in Trigoso
Torre Saracena in Punta Manara
At Ferragosto: in the evening of 15th August, procession starts at about 9:30 p.m.
followed by fireworks on the beach in Riva towards 11:30 p.m.
Sagra del Bagnun: on the 3rd Saturday in July - a typical dish of the local fishermen made from anchovies, garlic, oil and tomatoes, then served with Bruschetta bread. It is prepared in an excessively big kettle and distributed freely to all visitors (approx. 8 -10.000 tourists) in remembrance of a dish which the fishermen used to consume on the "Leudi", a kind of sailing boat used there, while they were sailing towards Corsica.
To the south-east of Sestri Levante, the capital city, the constituency consists of two different parts: Trigoso, with an old town center on the mountain and Riva located by the sea, earlier called "La Ripa". The view from the bay is limited by two spits of land: Punta Manara on the western side, behind which the town of Sestri Levante is located, and Punta Baffe on the eastern side, behind which Moneglia is concealed. The two names, Riva and Trigoso, were used as a combined name for the first time in 1874 in reference to the railway station "Riva-Trigoso" which is located halfway between the two villages. The combined name then gradually became entrenched in the people’s vocabulary.
River Petronio divides the bay into a western and eastern side. The western part has the appearance of a typical ligurian fishing village, though tourism is increasingly taking root here too. The Levant area houses the local shipyard Fincantieri and the most important spas.
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