Albenga was originally one of the most important Roman cities on Liguria's Riviera of Ponente. The town rests on lowland close to the mouth of the Centa River. The ancient origins of the town are still visible in what remains of the theatre, the amphitheatre and the aqueduct.
Albenga has perfectly maintained its medieval plan. In the historic center we find the Church of San Michele, the Baptistery, and the towers of Torri Comunali and Torre Campanaria, monuments which have been adopted as symbols of the town.
Whilst in Albenga, tourists should make time to visit the fascinating Roman Naval Museum. Today Albenga is, above all, a popular seaside resort where, during the summer months, the streets are animated by all manner of theatrical performances and cultural events.