Albenga’s origin dates back numerous years: in the pre-Roman era, the municipal area was populated by the Ingauni tribe, who had founded the settlement between the 6th and 4th century BC.
The Romans repeatedly tried to conquer the people, and were successful with it in 181 BC. Back then, Via Julia Augusta – partially still accessible these days – was established and thus allowed for getting to Alassio with its spectacular panorama.
The mediaeval historic city provides various important monuments, including the beautiful baptistery with Byzantine mosaics, San Michele Cathedral, and the community’s Palazzo Vecchio.
The seaside promenade with its magnificent, bloomy flower beds completes a city indeed adapted to “human criteria”.