This is a medieval town surrounded by olive grooves
It is a natural town with old churches near the coast
One can also find some interesting churches in Stellanello. For example the San Gregorio parish church which dates back to the year 1568, and is located in the part of town bearing the same name. It has a pulpit from early 17th century and two valuable statues. Even the Parish Church of San Lorenzo Martire from the year 1448 is absolutely worth looking at.
The Parish Church of Santi Vincenzo e Anastasio Martiri was built in the 18th century. It contains valuable frescos and decorations. Even the multi-coloured baroque marble altar and the inlay chancel made of walnut wood are impressive to look at. The Laureri house, from the 16th century, also called ”The Palace”, stands in the locality of San Lorenzo. It is still owned by the Laureri family even today.
The landscape surrounding the area is mostly hilly, enclosed by olive groves and still very natural. Stellanello is therefore the perfect place for holiday makers, who are looking for refuge away from the daily stress. Nevertheless, the hilly village is also suitable as a starting point for excursions to the sea. From Allassio to the beach is approximately 18km. The hiking paths also beckon you to take a walk and hike in fresh air.
Stellanello was mentioned for the first time in written records in 1170, when Stellanello became possession of the Marquise of Clavesana. The latter built a castle in the locality of San Gregorio, of which some ruins are still being preserved even today.
In the 12th century the locality of Stellanello came into the possession of first the Del Caretto family, and then in the 13th century it changed hands and was taken over by the Doria family. Around 1252 Stellanello became part of the Genoan Republic, which decided in 1305 to make Stellanello an important centre for justice and public administration.
In the 17th century Stellanello became a fiefdom of the Habsburger family of Spain. In 1738 Stellanello was handed over to the kingdom of Sardinia, and in 1805 it changed over to the first French Empire. From 1861 onwards Stellanello was then part of the Italian kingdom and in 1927 it came under the province of Savona. From 1973 to 2008 Stellanello was part of Ingauna mountain community.
The small locality of Stellanello lies about 71 km from Savona. You will find several other localities in the vicinity of Stellanello, for example: Caio (3.6 km), Armati (2 km) and Testico (8.2 km). When coming from Genoa take the highway exit to Andora and then follow the SP13 on your right. Drive past Pian Rosso and Bossaneto until you arrive in Stellanello.