We often spend some days in Liguria, where we have a summer house and often we move west and east looking for nice corners and charming views.
In Porto Maurizio, on the hill overlooking the city, there is the ancient part of the city called Parasio (Paraxio comes from the word “palace”) where until the sixth century the deputy of Genova’s duke overlooked after the territories of Western Liguria.
Compared to other buildings in the old center, the Cathedral is fairly recent, since it was built in the late nineteenth century.
The size of the facade is huge and is enhanced even more by the front steps. It overlooks the town hall built in strong fascist style.
Many panels are located near the palaces and squares that worth a visit. They are guiding tourists through the “GiraParasio“, an historical and architectural tour among the small streets.
We continued the walk among narrow streets, alleys and squares, discovering interesting views and remaining speechless in front of the breathtaking view you can enjoy overlooking the sea from the hill.
And with warm weather it is very pleasant to sit on the low walls, and in the quiet of the place, laying in the sun just relaxing.
In both cases, the accommodations are very characteristic.
For a slower lunch or dinner, instead, we recommend the restaurant pizzeria Grock, via Doria 10, overlooking the quay.