In the small Ligurian mountain village of Ligo (c.340m above sea level), a hamlet of Villanova d'Albenga, lies our c 350-year-old, restored in old Ligurian style Rustico, just 20 minutes drive from the sea. It is part of a medieval group of houses just outside the village, with parking directly from the house. The entrances of the house are in a passage vault. Behind the right entrance is a stone staircase that leads to a floor where the bedroom with double bed (160 cm wide) and the two bedrooms with single beds (120 cm and 125 cm wide) lie, the fireplace room (with fold-out sofa bed), The sala with a dining table with seating for 6 - 8 people and the kitchen. From the back single room it goes to a terrace with a small pizza house, from which a staircase leads down to the courtyard. From here it goes into the garden. In the floor above is the c. 25 m2 large living room with two folding couches (unfolded 1.40 wide) and a small table, a larger round table with seating, TV (German and Italian channels), DVD player, CD and radio. From here it goes to the second terrace with cold water shower. There is also a bathroom with a bathtub, which has been newly renovated in March 2013.
Behind the left entrance is the second bathroom with shower. Here is also the big, not yet developed Cantina with the old olive press. From there it goes into the courtyard with a large stone table, seating and fridge. There is also a small room with a single bed. From the courtyard you enter the garden with a large palm tree and cypress. You can sunbathe here in a deck chair - or even lie in the shade - and read. In the garden you can also barbecue wonderful and sit together.
In front of the house is a bus stop. Twice a day there is a small bus that goes to Albenga.
A few meters further, at Christmas 2012, a 'Agriturismo - i tre porcelini' with restaurant and two rooms to rent has opened. A family from the village has beautifully redesigned it from an old building and now manages it. You can eat wonderful and very reasonably priced Ligurian dishes and drink delicious wine.
From the village square in Ligo you can see the sea, on the way down is a very good campsite with grocery, restaurant and bar. There are live concerts twice a week - but none of them are heard in Ligo! Also on all other nights is disco.
The surrounding area is ideal for hiking and cycling. In just 20 minutes drive you will find the charming coastal towns of Laigueglia and Alassio, and Albenga with its historic old town. Here you can swim, stroll, shop and much more.