villatalla (46)Villatalla…
(585 m above sea level) on the slopes of Mt Moro, is a mountain hamlet in no way inferior to the more noted coastal towns on the Riviera with its much appreciated mountain – sea view. Villatalla embodies the essence of the typical Ligurian tradition with its narrow ‘carrugi’ (typical Ligurian streets), the game of boules and the tall, slender houses with their many rooms and little windows. A history rich in natural and artistic beauty of which the church of San Michele and the stone baptismal font at its side, are examples.

To see:
the chapel of the Madonna della Neve and the tower, known as ‘Columbera’, dated 1500, used to signal the arrival of pirates.