The lowlands extending in the back of Albenga are the largest of all Liguria and particularly well-known for the cultivation of flowers, herbs, and vegetables.
Of much significance also is its viniculture, producing the wines Doc Pigato and Vermentino. The view onto the hilly landscape is characterized by terracing, called “ribbons” that are realized in form of dry stone walls, which mainly olive trees are cultivated on.
Neva Valley houses the medieval village Zuccarello, which is famous for its ogee arch bridge. If you drive on, you will come to encounter the charming village of Castelvecchio di Rocca Barbena and the Marquis of Clavesana’s ancient fortress. From this point, you can get to Varatella Valley and visit the famous grottos of Toirano.
Arroscia Valley, an area that provides numerous olive orchards and vineyards, houses another slow food specialty: the white garlic of Vessalico. Driving down the road, you will come to Pornassio, the area Ormeasco Doc wine is made at. The entire region of Nava offers “Cucina bianca” – a unique example for gastronomies originating from the tradition of Liguria, Cuneo, and Occitano.
The white road “Strada della Cucina Bianca Civiltà delle malghe” links the Ligurian communities to the Cuneo valleys and French region La Brigue.