Albenga medieval city
The Roman and medieval city is still the center of urban life and its appearance is partly that of the XII-XIV centuries, in the most flourishing period of municipal independence, of which there are numerous testimonies. Albenga is in fact an example, unique in Liguria, of urban continuity between the Roman world, the Middle Ages and the modern age. The city in the Middle Ages was organized according to the division into four districts, which took their name from churches that once stood there, still the beating heart of the city.
Every year in July the Historical Palio of Albenga takes place, four days in which the city returns to the Middle Ages and the 4 districts challenge each other in different competitions for the conquest of the Palio. The show includes historical parades, games (archery, tug-of-war, "the medieval family goes to war", demolishing the towers), fights and exhibitions in a city that returns to the ancient in a fascinating atmosphere of great party.