Borghi magazine ~ the discovery of the fantastic world of italian medieval villages

© 2018 - All Rights Reserved.



Located in front of the sea, along the final stretch of the Cervo stream that flows on the Dianese Gulf, the village of Cervo is striking for its position on the slopes of some of the hills in front of the sea, for the colors of its houses and for its suggestive profile. His name (Sèrvu in ligure) derives from the latin word Servo, 'to offer services'. Already inhabited in prehistoric times, its history stabilizes with the construction of the Castle of the Clavesana, built by the homonymous marchesi toward the XIII century, incorporating an antecedent Romanesque tower, perfectly preserved and today also seat of the ethnographic museum of western Liguria. The hamlet has its original and evocative characteristics of the medieval village, characterized by antiques buildings, noble palaces, narrow alleys where you can find artisans and art shops, arches and stairways that overlook the sea, transforming into frames of that wonderful blue in front of us. Upstream of the country the hills are rich in pinewoods and olive groves, travelled by paths silent. Even on the table, Cervo has remained faithful to its traditions and its history: here it still makes the oil with the ancient technique of cold pressing, the wine is produced with the typical grapes (Pigato and Vermentino) and the dishes are cooked with the fishes of the day. Do not miss the concave facade, the symbol of the town, of the Church of San Giovanni Battista (XVII-XVIII century), which overlooks Corallini's Square, the beating heart of the village. Cervo is very known for the International Festival of Chamber Music, that takes place every year in July and August, where the greatest artists of Europe offer concerts under the moonlight, by exploiting the acoustic potentials of the square.

Municipality of Cervo
Province of Imperia
Liguria region

Population: 1,187
Pop. foreign resident: 133

Area: 3.59 sq km
Population density: 331 inhabitants / km
Altitude Center: 66 m s.l.m.

The Municipality is part of:
I Borghi più belli d'Italia
Città dell'Olio

Municipality of  Cervo
Salita al Castello 15 - Cervo (IM)
phone +39 0183 44911


Liguria: the ancient fishing village of Cervo Ligure, among oil, Taggiasca olives, Vermentino wine and fish dishes

The picturesque tangle of alleys overlooking the sea, the bright colored facades and the beautiful baroque church. Then the extra virgin olive oil, the taggiasca olives in brine, the Vermentino wine and lots of fish.

Borghi Pic is the Community of visitors of Borghi Magazine dedicated to the sharing of images taken in our beautiful villages.

Next or present Events

  • Christmas parade

    Add to calendar 2018-12-23 2018-12-23 Europe/Rome Christmas parade Cervo

    From 10:00 | | Know more

  • Living nativity scene

    Add to calendar 2018-12-24 2018-12-24 Europe/Rome Living nativity scene Cervo

    From 21:00 | | Know more

  • Christmas from other times

    Add to calendar 2018-12-30 2018-12-30 Europe/Rome Christmas from other times Wine and food event Cervo

    Wine and food event

    From 14:30 to 19:00 | | Know more

  • Exhibition of nativity scenes
    From 08-12-2018
    To 06-01-2019

    Add to calendar 2018-12-08 2019-01-06 Europe/Rome Exhibition of nativity scenes Cervo

    | Know more

  • San Giovanni Battista
    Patronal parties

    Add to calendar 2019-06-24 2019-06-24 Europe/Rome San Giovanni Battista Cervo

Past Events

  • From 07-04-2018
    To 08-04-2018

  • European Night of Romantic music

  • The Romantic Night
    The Romantic Night

  • The International chamber Music Festival
    From 14-07-2018
    To 29-08-2018
    The International chamber Music Festival

    The transversality of gender, interpreted by absolute artists, intercepts and stimulates a comparison between music worlds seemingly far but indispensable for those who love music.

  • Trail del ciapà

    Running race

Where to eat

Ristorante Locanda Bellavista

Piazza al Castello, 2, Cervo (IM)

Where to shop

Azienda Agricola Il Poggetto

Via dei Clavesana, 1, Cervo (IM)

Edera Shop

Sant'Agostino, 2, Triora (IM)
28.90 Kilometers from Cervo