Apricale is a village picturesquely arranged around the small square, it has many staircases, stone buildings and a typical network of caruggi (narrow alleys of Liguria) – Via Mazzini, Via Castello, Via Cavour.

Very interesting are the Oratory of San Bartolomeo , which has a fine Renaissance altarpiece depicting the Madonna of the Snow , and the Castle of the Lizard with a beautiful hanging garden and a well-preserved city walls. Don’t forget to visit the parish church of Santa Maria degli Angeli with fine Renaissance and Baroque frescoes and the ruins of St. Peter in Ento, Romanesque church of Benedictine origin, the oldest church building in the district.

Apricale produces an excellent extra virgin olive oil, the taggiasca olives are used to produce oil, olive paté and olives in brine. Typical dishes are those made with vegetables and pesto, among the desserts you can taste pansarole with zabaglione.

To see

Oratory of San Bartolomeo – It was built around the sixteenth century, the religious building is characterized by the beautiful façade, a central portal and a rose window. Inside there is an altarpiece of great artistic value.

Castle of the Lizard – Historical castle which preserves the ancient walls and a beautiful terrace garden, today it houses the Museum of the History of Apricale whit materials, documents and curiosity organized into seven thematic rooms.

Parish church of Santa Maria degli Angeli –It was built on an ancient chapel, it preserves interesting frescoes.

Caruggi – Typical narrow streets

To taste

Extra virgin olive oil – Excellent extra virgin olive oil made from taggiasca olives

Pesto – Dressing made with traditional Ligurian basil, garlic, pine nuts, parmesan and olive oil, used to dress pasta, but not only.

Pansarole – Typical dessert normally served with hot zabaglione.

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