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Italy in Photos

Photos of Italy taken on Walks in the Cities Towns & Villages of Italia

Welcome to Italy in Photos, where we invite you to discover the hidden gems of Perinaldo: – Perinaldo is a charming village in the province of Imperia, in the Liguria region of Italy. It is situated on a hilltop, about 600 meters above sea level, and offers a stunning view of the sea and the mountains. Perinaldo is rich in history, culture, and nature, and is one of the most beautiful villages in Italy. It was founded in the 11th century on the ruins of an ancient, fortified settlement. It was named after the noble family of Rainaldi, who ruled the area for centuries. The village still preserves its medieval structure, with narrow streets, stone houses, arches, and churches. The most notable buildings are the parish church of San Nicola da Bari, which dates to 1489 and houses a 15th-century wooden crucifix, the church of Sant’Antonio abate, which was built between 1590 and 1600, and the sanctuary of the Visitation, which was erected in the 17th century. Perinaldo is also famous for being the birthplace of several eminent scientists, such as Giovanni Domenico Cassini, a renowned astronomer who worked at the court of Louis XIV of France, and his nephew Giacomo Filippo Maraldi, who was also an astronomer and a cartographer. Another illustrious native of Perinaldo was Giovanni Tommaso Borgonio, a cartographer and an engraver who collaborated with Cassini. Perinaldo proudly bears the nickname of Poggio delle Stelle, or Hill of the Stars, and hosts an astronomical observatory named after Cassini. Perinaldo is a perfect destination for those who love nature, art, and tradition. The village is surrounded by olive groves, vineyards, and woods, and offers many opportunities for hiking, cycling, and horse riding. The local cuisine is based on fresh and genuine products, such as olive oil, wine, cheese, honey, and herbs. Perinaldo also organizes various events throughout the year, such as festivals, concerts, exhibitions, and markets, to celebrate its culture and heritage. Perinaldo is a gem of Liguria, a place where the past and the present blend harmoniously, and where the sky and the earth meet.

The Strada Provinciale 61 (SP 61) road in Perinaldo, Italy, starts from the junction with the Strada Provinciale 64 (SP 64) near the town center and ends at the junction with the Strada Provinciale 65 (SP 65) near the border with France. The road is about 9 kilometers long and passes through the hilly terrain of the Ligurian Alps. Perinaldo is a small village that is famous for being the birthplace of the astronomer Giovanni Domenico Cassini. It also offers a panoramic view of the Mediterranean Sea and the surrounding mountains (Photos 1-2) – Via Genova is part of the Strada Provinciale 61. (Photos 3-4-5-6-7) – Via Antonio Gramsci is also part of the Strada Provinciale 61. (Photo 8) – Via Visitazione is a street in Perinaldo which runs from Strada Provinciale 61 to Via del Popoloe. (Photos 9-20) – Via del Popoloe is a street in Perinaldo which runs from Via Maraldi to Gian Domenico Cassini. (Photos 10-11-12-13-19) – Piazza E. Croesi is a square in Perinaldo, a small village in the province of Imperia, Liguria, Italy. The square is named after Emilio Croesi, a local politician and journalist who was born in Perinaldo in 1874 and died in 1951. The square is located near the center of the village, close to the Church of San Nicolò and the Belvedere Chianea a panoramic viewpoint that overlooks the valley and the sea. The square is also the site of some events and festivals, such as the annual Cassini Festival, which celebrates the astronomer Giovanni Domenico Cassini, another famous native of Perinaldo. The square is a place of cultural and social interest, as well as a charming spot to enjoy the beauty and tranquility of Perinaldo. (Photos 14-16-17-18) – The Church of San Nicolò is a Roman Catholic church dedicated to Saint Nicholas of Bari, the patron saint of Perinaldo. The church was built in the 15th century and renovated in the 18th century. It has a baroque facade and a bell tower with a clock. The church contains several artworks, such as a wooden crucifix from the 16th century, a painting of the Madonna and Child by Giovanni Battista Merano, and a fresco of the Last Judgment by Giovanni Canavesio. (Photo 15)

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Photo Gallery of Walk – Via Genova to  Via Visitazione
Approximately 0.72 km – 0.45 miles

The walk starts in Via Genova – Via Antonio Gramsci – Via Visitazione – Via del Popolo – San Nicolò, Via Garibaldi – Piazza E. Croesi – Via del Popolo – Via Visitazione