Bergeggi (Liguria): what to see on the islet


What to see on the island of Bergeggi, a regional marine reserve located off the coast in the Riviera di Ponente in Liguria, from the remains of a monastery and a tower to marine flora and fauna.

Tourist information

An islet formed by a 53-meter-high limestone cone, Bergeggi is located in front of the municipality of the same name, in front of the coast of Liguria, in the Riviera di Ponente.

The island is accessible by ferry service from the ports of Savona, Vado Ligure and Finale Ligure, is part of the Bergeggi Regional Nature Reserve, the surrounding marine area, very interesting for its seabed, is a protected marine natural area.

The territory is partially covered by Mediterranean vegetation, the coasts are rocky.

What see

On the island there are the remains of a monastery built in 992 by the bishop of Savona in honor of Sant’Eugenio.

Also visible are the ruins of a watchtower of Roman origin and a 4th century church, always dedicated to Saint Eugene.

The island of Bergeggi represents an ideal place for scuba diving enthusiasts thanks to the clean sea with seabed where marine flora and fauna abound.

Scuba Diving near the Bergeggi Island, Liguria, Italy (July 2020)

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