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Lavagna is a small yet very charming city in Italy, located more exactly within the Liguria region, in the province of Genoa, in the gulf of Tigullio. The history of Lavagna goes back to the Roman times, when the city developed and was named Lavania. Now, Lavagna is a fishing port city, since it is strategically located in the curving stretch of the aforementioned golf. According to the 2008 census, Lavagna has a total population of 13,084 residents and spans on a total area of 5.3 square miles (13.7 sq km). Even though it is a small city, your staying in Lavagna will definitely be a pleasant one, since it offers many recreational and cultural opportunities that you will enjoy regardless of your age or trip purpose.
Top Attractions within Lavagna
The Sanctuary of Nostra Signora del Ponte (Our Lady of the Bridge) is a beautiful religious site in Lavagna dating back to the 13th century. The name of the sanctuary comes from its location with the nearby bridge. In the 19th century, it has seen large renovations and now it looks simply amazing.
Torre del Borgo is a Medieval tower in Lavagna, being one of the most important historical landmarks of the city. The tower is now home to the local art gallery, where numerous art collections and art works by various artists are put on display.
Basilica of Santo Stefano is one of the two basilicas in Lavagna. This one dates back to the 17th century. The other basilica, Basilica of Santa Giulia, traces back to 1654. Both of them are worth seeing for their architecture and religious artwork.
Casa Carbone is a great cultural institution in Lavagna. This museum specializes in porcelain and ceramics, as the city comes a rich history when it comes to this industry. When entering the museum, you will feel like you will be going back in time.
Restaurants. The most popular restaurants in Lavagna include Fronte del Porto, Pastificio Olga, Antica Linguria, Trattoria La Moggia, Bagni Mignon, A Suppressa, La Piazzetta, and many others.