The medieval village of Apricale, considered one of the most beautiful villages of Italy, is about 300 meters above sea level, perched high in the hinterland of Bordighera and Ventimiglia.
The circular cascade of old stonehouses with the nucleaus originating high on the hill which is dominated by a Castle and a church
The piazza is the heart of the village, where open-air theatres take place in the summer
The old town centre is decorated with colourful murals painted every year by the many artists who take part in Fresco Day.
Shrines like this embellish the walls
A Roman viaduct situated at the foot of the village
Antico forno del pane or old baking oven
Give way to the King of Italian passageways, perfect for transporting goods from construction materials to household furnitures to farm produce
A neighbour’s bookshelf as seen from the main passageway
A cat has to get out sometimes…
A guard cat
“It’s my siesta!”
The neo-Romanesque facade of the Parish Church of the Purification of the Virgin Mary with the mosaic rendition of the Purification of the Virgin Mary and the Presentation in the Temple
The bell tower of the church with a bicycle upwards, an installation by Sergio Bianco
Gate of a villa
What an amazing spot for a vegetable garden!
Parking to the edge
Resting on the edge
Dining in the piazza
No school today..
Honey, I told you to bring the camera!
Well, let’s just enjoy the sights of Apricale..
Re-tiling the roof
No, they are not virus busters, they’re just replacing the glass doors
The terrace of my dreams
The village as seen from the cemetery
Cemetery church of Sant Antonio Abate (13th c)