An old village where good cuisine reigns supreme among excellent oil, famous stockfish Badalucco style and beans which are a Slow Food presidium

Two crushers with water blades, turned into restaurants, are the business card of Badalucco, a village in the Valle Argentina where in the air you breathe in the whole tradition of extra virgin olive oil. In the territory there are still many old crushers and mills, many of which are still active, reminding us that here we are in one of the places of greatest cultivation and production of olive oil in all Western Liguria.

One of the strong points of Badalucco is good cuisine. You absolutely must taste the succulent stoccafissu au Baücogna, stockfish Badalucco style, to which in the month of September a big festival is devoted and the famous Slow Food presidium beans.

In the last few years, Badalucco has succeeded in becoming more and more beautiful and interesting: the streets of the old village have become an outdoor museum with murals and ceramics works on the bare stones and on the plaster of the medieval houses. In almost every carruggio you find a work to discover.

For those who love trekking, two itineraries must be mentioned: the first one is a mule track that leads to Monte Carmo, and to the sanctuary of the Madonna della Neve, in a beautiful panoramic position. The second itinerary goes up to an altitude of almost one thousand metres, to the Tana di Bertrand (Bertrand’s Den), a small cave on the side of Monte Faudo which has yielded tools made of bones, arrow tips made of flint and funeral outfits currently on display at the Sanremo Archaeological Museum.