Madonna della Guardia trail


This trail will take you to the highest viewpoint over Alassio, the Madonna della Guardia sanctuary which has watched over the town since 1200. 

The route, which is very steep in places and flat in others, makes its way through the beautiful village of Moglio and on up to the summit of Monte Tirasso (587 m), where the sanctuary stands.

The Sanctuary was built on the ruins of a fortress belonging to Albenga, Castrum Tiraculi, where in the 12th-13th century Benedictine Monks built a small church dedicated to the Star of the Sea, protector of mariners. The castle was demolished in 1427 and a couple of hundred years later the Stella del Mare church gave way to the Sanctuary of Madonna della Guardia which still retains the lower part of the church’s old apse.

Inside the sanctuary there are three naves supported by pillars, whilst the apse contains a white Carrara marble statue of the Madonna and other works and frescoes by 19th and 20th century artists. It all adds up to a place of worship which is very artistically and culturally important, as well as being a stunning viewpoint.

The view from up here ranges from Capo Mele to La Cappelletta on the coastal side, and over the Lerrone valley on the inland side. When you make it to the top, take some time to enjoy the peace and tranquillity of this place and, naturally, relax!


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La mulattiera per Moglio

The mule track to Moglio

Explore a typical Ligurian mule track through olive groves and terraces to the little village of Moglio and San Sebastiano church.

Percorso Madonna della Guardia

Madonna della Guardia trail

Madonna della Guardia is the highest viewpoint Alassio has to offer. The sanctuary watches over the town and offers views of the sea and the mountains.

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Emerson Fortunato
Marco Zanardi
Mola Mola Dive Team
VI Continente Diving Center
Giardini di Villa della Pergola
Thalasso and Medical SPA Grand Hotel Alassio
Golf di Garlenda
Mattia Righello
Un Mondo di Colori
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