The Area

Located on a hill overlooking the entire gulf, the Casa al Mare Incoronata is surrounded by splendid paths among nature, is located three minutes walk from its private beach and is located halfway from the beautiful towns of Noli and Spotorno in an area rich in history and naturalistic interest.


Noli is located inside a thin inlet, bordered to the east by the island of Bergeggi and to the southwest by the homonymous cape at the mouth of the Luminella stream. Capital of the republic of the same name from 1192 to 1797, which, although linked to the fate of the Republic of Genoa and other local power centers, enjoyed at times a certain formal independence and can be considered the fifth Maritime Republic. The town is today a renowned seaside resort that welcomes an increasing number of tourists, but at the same time does not give up the kind and reserved aspect of the old port villages. The historic center is presented - today on the Aurelia, once directly on the beach by the sea - with a porticoed front. This was originally the center of the seaside village, in the same way in which the portico of Sottoripa was for Genoa. Connected to the portico is the medieval Palazzo del Comune, with the civic tower. Very characteristic are its narrow and winding streets, called caruggi, often dominated by stone arches and adorned with balconies full of flowers.


The territory of Spotorno is located on the coast of the Riviera delle Palme, arranged in an arch in an inlet between Punta del Maiolo and Punta del Vescovado. The historic core of Spotorno preserves the ancient layout of the typical Ligurian seaside village, with a linear development at the edge of the coast path, even if some of its parts have been modified for tourist exploitation such as the promenade (including public gardens and bathing establishments along the two kilometers of the sandy coast). Another factor linked to the exploitation of holiday tourism was the construction, in the last decades of the twentieth century, of new buildings with large volumes with the consequent new expansion of the urban center in the plain of the inlet and in the adjacent hills. The territory is crossed by a network of walking paths, maintained by the A.I.B. local.

Bergeggi Island

Bergeggi Island, the heart of the Marine Protected Area, is a small cone of limestone covered with Mediterranean scrub, which is only 250 meters from the coast. On the island there are the remains of a massive circular tower from the Roman era, probably a lighthouse or a signaling outpost serving the port of "Vada Sabatia". In medieval times, on the foundations of this tower, another square was built that seems to have been part of a complex defensive system to protect this stretch of sea. The seabed, the coastal area of cliffs rich in caves and small inlets: this is the "Bergeggi Island" Marine Protected Area, a treasure trove of biodiversity, history and legend.


Varigotti is an important seaside resort, a destination for numerous Italian and foreign tourists, but also a popular beach for the inhabitants of the area. The characteristic "Saracen village", with the bright colors of its plasters and squared buildings, and the quality of its beaches have made Varigotti a famous tourist resort with a strong maritime distinctive feature. Once an independent municipality, Varigotti was united with Final Pia in 1869 and in 1927 it merged into the present-day Municipality of Finale Ligure, steps undergone not without complaints from the inhabitants with a strong identity spirit. The medieval remains of the fifteenth century that rise on the promontory are evidence of its historical past. Towards Noli, the beach of the Baia dei Saraceni is one of the largest and most evocative free beaches in Liguria, surrounded by high rock faces and wild nature.

The Surroundings

There are many paths that lead to the heights of the hills overlooking the coast, one in particular, with a path of about 3 kilometers leads to Capo Noli peak, the highest point of the promontory (1000 m). Of naturalistic value is the plateau of the Manie, extended from Noli to Finale Ligure, consisting of an extensive pine forest and some areas where the cultivation of vines is practiced. Adjacent to the Le Manie locality, within a large natural rock formation, similar to a cave, an archaeological site dating back to the Neolithic has recently been found. In the wooded area between Mount Mao, Rocca dei Corni and Mount Mortou there is and preserved a site of community interest, proposed by the Natura 2000 network of Liguria, for its particular natural, faunal and geological interest in which Mediterranean scrub and grassy areas and agricultural crops.