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Principe Doria squaretown hall 

phone number
+39 0131 877645


Garbagna is a very ancient ligurian village, with its characteristic streets and squares full of antiquarians, andicraft shops and little top-quality restaurants. This small township still preserves the rhythms and atmospheres of a country civilisation that has evolved while respecting the old traditions.
Very famous is the Festival of cherries, which takes place in June. Cherries from Garbagna are produced only in limited quantities, but their quality is really excellent. There are three varieties of cherry: Pistoiese, Bella di Garbagna and Grigione di Garbagna. The first one is fiery red and with a crisp pulp; the second one is large-sized, has got a rosy pulp and ripens in the third decade of June; the third one, with a red pulp and a pleasant flavour, ripens in the first decade of July.
In the surrounding woods it is easy to find chestnuts and mushrooms in the autumn season.
Garbagna is member of the Mountain Community of the Curone, Grue and Ossona valleys.
The upper Grue valley, whose main centre is Garbagna, is one of the few areas where the chestnut is still present. Here chestnut woods have been maintained and destined to chestnuts harvesting. Garbagna’s chestnuts are suitable for preparing some typical specialities: ‘castagnaccio’, chestnuts with rum, chestnuts boiled in the milk and ice cream with a chestnut flavour.
The origins of Garbagna probably date back to the early middle Ages. The town, which rises around its castle, was built to defend the village of Libarna from the Barbarians. It followed the fortunes of the empire, of the archbishopric of Tortona, of the state of Milan, of the Fieschi and the Doria families.

what to see
- the parish church with a wooden Madonna, a crucifix by Maragliano and the valuable organ dating from 1600.
- the bell tower (14th century) in Romanesque style.
- the sanctuary of Madonna del Lago (14th century).
- the church of San Rocco.

From the ancient castle erected by Fieschi, a noble family that governed this area in the fifteenth century, remain some walls and a tower.

> hamlets: Agliani, Bastita, Bagnara, Boschi Sup., Boschi Inf., Ca’ dei Bianchi, Costigliola, Campolungo, Casa Castellini, Chiappussaia, Mogliazza, Pragarolo, Rambro, Santa Cristina, San Gaudenzio, San Vito, Torretta, Zelassi.
> inhabitants denomination: garbagnoli
> area: 20.7 sq km
> patronal day: San Giovanni Battista

n. of inhabitants: 721

geographical position: North-West of Italy, Mountain Community of the Terre del Giarolo

altitude m: 287 above sea level