A medieval village that preserves important works of art
Although the territory retains traces of prehistoric settlements, the current town of Pigna originated around a castle built by the counts of Ventimiglia between the twelfth and thirteenth centuries, in a strategic position to dominate the road axis between the coast of Ventimiglia and the village of Triora.
Pigna is typically medieval, with narrow alleys, splendid carved portals and places of worship, including the Church of San Michele Arcangelo which houses the largest polyptych in Western Liguria and the Church of San Bernardo which preserves splendid frescoes. Both works were made by Canavesio, an Italian painter of the second half of the fifteenth century.
Testo a cura di Nicola Ferrarese, immagini di Nicola Ferrarese