Noli is situated in Savona district, in Liguria. Located in the western Liguria it was the capital of the Republic of Noli, a small maritime republic, linked to historical vicissitudes of the more powerful Republic of Genoa, until the end of 700.
In the palace that today is the Town Hall there was the seat of government of the republic. The building dates back to the fourteenth century with modifications and restorations done over the centuries. In the Council Chamber, there are medieval frescoes.
St. Peter’s Cathedral is located in the old town center, and was built in the thirteenth century, as evidenced by the external structure and the bell tower, and other architectural details that are in Baroque style. The church consists of three naves and beautiful stained glass windows, the marble altar and frescoed ceiling. The church houses the relics of St. Eugene.
The castle of Monte Ursino is situated on a hill to defend the village, from there you could control both the coast and the hills. It was already built in the year 1000, it reached its peak in the fifteenth century. The castle consists of a main tower and perimeter walls that once surrounded the entire hill and are still largely preserved. The gates to the town were themselves protected from external towers. Today we can still admire the central part of the castle and part of the walls along the hill. From the castle you can enjoy a spectacular view of the village below and the coast.