Albenga has developed around its local food and wine products, all those activities and projects that allow a better quality of life and sustainable development . Food and wine tourism combines quality of landscapes, typical products and the widespread offer in the area by farms, wineries and oil mills. The city has always supported and developed the quality of its products and thanks to integrated tourism protection and promotion activities, it has achieved important awards over time.

City of Wine

Wine is not just a product but a symbol following the "Città del Vino" certification obtained in 2018. Here the famous Pigato Doc Riviera Ligure di Ponente is produced, a white wine to which the famous Sagralea di Salea event is dedicated. Other important wines produced on site, always belonging to the Riviera Ligure di Ponente Doc, are Rossese and Vermentino.

Wine cellars

"I 4 d'albenga"

In the plain, vegetables, fruit, flowers and aromatic herbs are grown in large quantities. The so-called "4 di Albenga" , the trumpet squash, the violet asparagus from Albeng, a slow food presidium, the spiny artichoke and the beefsteak tomato, are delivered to the best kitchens in Italy.

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Oil & Pesto

From the numerous olive groves, scattered throughout the vast territory, precious extra virgin olive oils are obtained, belonging to the "Riviera Ligure" Doc ; in addition to the Taggiasca olive, whose fame has crossed regional borders, other qualities are also cultivated, such as Pinola and Arnasca. You cannot miss the Pesto , produced on site thanks to the large amount of basil that is grown here.

I Frantoi The Oil Museum

 

 

Aromatic and flowering plants

The Albenganese floricultural production and commercial system is mostly dedicated to potted plants; aromatic (thyme, basil, rosemary, marjoram), potted flowers (daisies in the first place) and ornamental are excellences that reach all the markets of Northern Europe. The " Lavanda Imperia" is a trademark synonymous with the enhancement of the territory and the promotion of agricultural, commercial and artisanal companies.

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