The historic centre of Finalborgo,which Italy, as the ancient Burgum Finarii, was for many centuries the capital of the Marquisate and the administrative centre of Finale. It is situated in a strategic position on an alluvial plain at the confluence of the Pora and Aquila rivers. Finalborgo was thought to have been founded around the end of the 12th century, at the time of Marquis Enrico il Guercio. Recent important archaeological discoveries, however, date back its foundation to some centuries before.
Finalborgo is a walled town characterized by its 15th century structure established following the war with Genoa. The surrounding walls, destroyed in 1448 and rebuilt in 1452 are interrupted by semicircular towers (the finest is located at the south) and pierced by several “gates”. It was voted many years in the category of “most beautiful villages in Italy
The village, which houses the city hall, is located along the sandy coast between the mouths of the Pora and Sciusa streams. Finalmarina is the latest part of urbanization but it preserves many architectural and artistic testimonies of its history. Here you can live the typical atmosphere of the seafaring Ligurian village.
Finalmarina, with its wide sandy beach, is a favorite destination for seaside tourism and one of the busiest and popular areas of the Ligurian Riviera, thanks mainly to the climate mild all year round and its long green promenade. While Finalmarina allows, you are moving from the “Spanish Steps”, to know the most beautiful buildings of the old town, the magnificent Basilica of San Giovanni Battista, curiosity and the Finale traditions. By participating in the guided tours organized in collaboration with local associations, you will discover an old building normally closed to the public, the Parish of Finale, an early Christian church dating from the fifth century. which it is located underground, and many other beauties of our cultural heritage.