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Albenga

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Albenga is a city and comune situated on the Gulf of Genoa on the Italian Riviera in the Province of Savona in Liguria, northern Italy. Albenga has the nickname of city of a hundred spires. The economy is mostly based on tourism, local commerce and agriculture. Albenga has six hamlets: San Fedele, Lusignano, Campochiesa, Leca, Bastia, Salea.HistoryA settlement of pre-Roman origins on the west side of the Ligurian coast, it was founded around the 4th century BC on the slopes of the coastal hills, becoming the capital of the Ingauni Ligures tribe, who dedicated to marine activities and controlled a large territory between Finale and Sanremo.During the Second Punic War the city allied itself with the Carthaginians, but were defeated by the Romans under proconsul Lucius Aemilius Paullus Macedonicus in 181 BC. The following year the Romans and the Ingauni signed a foedus (alliance agreement) which began the total Romanization of the whole region. Put under Latin rights in 89 BC, Albingaunum was granted the Roman citizenship in 45 BC under Julius Caesar, starting to enjoy, with the beginning of the Empire, a period of prosperity. A further boost for the city came from the building of the Via Julia Augusta (13 BC), connecting it to southern France and Spain. In the meantime the intense exploitation of the flat land around the city continued; an inscription records the restoration of the walls, forum, and harbor, by Constantius in A.D. 354.
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Historic Site
Centro Storico di Albenga
4.5
Duration: 1h 30 min
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Art Museum
Museo Diocesano e Battistero Paleocristiano
4.8
Duration: 30 minutes
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Outdoor Activity
la spiaggia di Pippo
4.8
Duration: 1h 30 min
History Museum
"Magiche Trasparenze - I Vetri dell'antica Albingaunum"
5.0
Duration: 30 minutes

Side trips from Albenga

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Historic Walking Area
Budello di Alassio Alassio
4.3
Duration: 1h 30 min
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Cave
Grotte di Toirano Toirano
4.6
Duration: 1h 30 min
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Landmark
Finalborgo Finalborgo
4.8
Duration: 1h 30 min

Hidden gems in Albenga

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Gift & Specialty Shop
Alimentari Claudio e Adele
4.9
Duration: 30 minutes
Gift & Specialty Shop
Antico Frantoio Sommariva
4.8
Duration: 30 minutes
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Gift & Specialty Shop
Zeno22
4.8
Duration: 30 minutes
Religious Site
Cattedrale di San Michele Arcangelo
4.5
Duration: 30 minutes

Historic Sites in Albenga

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Church
Chiesa di San Giorgio
4.4
Duration: 30 minutes
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Church
Chiesa di Santa Maria in Fontibus
4.2
Duration: 1h 30 min
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Ruin
Monumenti Funerari della Via Iulia Augusta
3.7
Duration: 30 minutes

Shopping in Albenga

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Gift & Specialty Shop
Baxin
4.2
Duration: 30 minutes
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Gift & Specialty Shop
Centro Commerciale Le Serre
3.0
Duration: 1h 30 min

Museums in Albenga

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Military Museum
Museo Navale Romano
3.9
Duration: 1h 30 min

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