Campochiesa is a very old agricultural village situated 4 km from the Mediterranean See not far from Albenga, a corner of the Ligurien Riviera , which has maintained alive its traditions and it has not changed much during the time.
In these peaceful surroundings was this agricultural farm, called Il Colletto, born. It was born from the agricultural farm of the family Parodi - Maglio, who always has been culturing vegetables, olives vine and aromatic plants in the green-house or in the open areas.
At Il Colletto you will be given hospitality by Silvia and Marco, who will assure you a pleasant time.
Accommodations and Services in Agriturismo Il Colletto
You can choose between several apartments and an independent cottage all of them are autonomous in different sizes endowed with all sorts of comforts (bed-linen, table-linen, kitchen-equipment, telephone, TV-colour, safe, iron and iron-board and hair-dryer).
Azalea 40 mq
1 double bedroom, bath, living room with couch and kitchen.
Begonia 65 mq
1 double bedroom, 1 single bedroom, living area with double sofa bed, kitchen, bathroom and garden view balcony.
Ciclamino 70 mq
1 double bedroom, 1 single bedroom, living room with double sofa bed, kitchen and bathroom.
Dalia 90 mq
Comprised of 2 double bedrooms, 1 single bedroom, large living room with double sofa bed and kitchen, bathroom, large panoramic terrace.
Internal Services: Acces Internet, Communal telephone, Phone in room, Communal television, TV in room, Wifi
Educational activities: Educational activities, Nature studies, Guided tour of the farm
Courses: Courses Other
Ceremonies: Meeting rooms
External services: Barbecue, Rental Bikes, Car park, Park
Experiences: Cycle tourism, Trekking
On the ground-floor you will find the reception, the hall for the breakfast and here you can also find a little library with some interesting literature about the Ligurian Riviera (art, history, culture and also some maps) There will also be the old aunt Zia Lalla (92 years old) to keep you company . Outside you will find the parking-places, the cat Gipsy and very nice garden with plants, flowers and swimming-pool, sun-chairs, pergolas and barbecue. You can also rent a mountain-bike.
On the farm you have the possibility to observe working the mother Ivana, father Corrado, Claudia and Davide, the grandfather Pietro, and Pietro jr. There you will have some advices how to cultivate vegetable and flowers and how to run a farm of this kind. In the area nature and sport you will find olive- and fruit-yards and you can also find a place equipped for a picnic with barbecue and fire-place. In this green area there are pens with animals as donkeys, hens, dogs and cats.
A holyday at Il Colletto means days of nature, sun, see and sport. On the Ligurien Riviera Ponente (Western) you can find all sorts of beaches, with sand ,stones or cliffs . They are private or free and sometimes there are some animation for adults and children. Some of them have also the possibility to receive dogs.
Where we are "Il Colletto" Agriturismo is in Campochiesa d'Albenga.
Campochiesa d'Albenga is an ancient village which has maintained its rural traditions and characteristics intact, and is 4 km from the sea and 2.5 km from the centre of Albenga. In town you can appreciate the quiet of the small centre and see to daily purchases in the local shops.
Sport and nature
The cliffs of Castelbianco, Nasino, Toirano and Finale Ligure offer variegated climbs of different levels of difficulty to rock climbers.
Lovers of walks and mountain bike excursions may visit the back-lying Valle Ibà, a natural habitat of numerous animal species such as fallow deer, wild boar, badgers and raptors, not to mention the rare and protected vegetation species such as the Campanula Sabatia, native orchids and the azure Russian Globe Thistle.
Of a particular natural and paleontological interest are the nearby Rio Torsero Regional Reserve - a rich deposit of fossils dating back to the Pliocene age (from 5.3 to 3.6 million years ago), and the adjacent "Silvio Lai" di Peagna Palaeontology Museum which offer many natural excursions and educational activities for children.
Trekking lovers can travel the route between the ancient church of S.Martino di Albenga and S.Croce di Alassio, which constitutes one of the most suggestive and best conserved stretches of the ancient via Julia Augusta, easily reachable from the centre of Albenga.
Art and culture
History and art lovers, besides dedicating themselves to an enjoyable walk along the ancient via Julia Augusta, may visit the Church of San Giorgio de Campora (or of Campochiesa), built above a pre-existing late-Medieval chapel able to be dated back to between the 6th and 10th centuries.
Just 2.5 km away the Albenga’s large, historical city centre, with numerous civic museums con (Palazzo Oddo, Navale, Civico, Diocesano) offers many suggestive glimpses.
Anyone wanting to head to the hinterland, the many villages – such as Villanova, Cisano sul Neva, Zuccarello, Castelbianco and Castelvecchio- will bring back to life the atmosphere of Liguria as it was at one time.
Sun and sea
Those not wanting to give up making their stay at "Il Colletto" Agriturismo a seaside vacation will be amazed at the Riviera’s beaches.
The Liguria coast satisfies both sandy beach lovers as well as those who prefer pebble beaches and rocks, offering its seaside resorts equipped with play areas for children and free beaches.
Further, there are also beaches that welcome dogs in Ceriale, Alassio and Laigueglia