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Moneglia: History & Notable People

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History

Lying along the ancient Via Aurelia, the Roman Monilia was a strategic centre in that age. In 774 Charlemagne donated the village and its territory to Saint Colombanus Abbey in Bobbio that developed the trades between the sea and the Po Valley.
Under the jurisdiction of the Republic of Genoa, Moneglia took part to the successful Battle of Meloria against Pisa, in 1284.
During the World War II Moneglia was bombed by the Allies that tried to destroy the railway bridge, between the village and the beach.
The former railway tunnels, now the main road to reach Sestri Levante by car, represented a safe shelter for the inhabitants.

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Notable People

Moneglia is deeply tied to painting history as Luca Cambiaso, one of the most important Italian Mannerism exponents, was born here in 1527. Apart from many works preserved in the main Italian art galleries, Cambiaso is famous for the decoration of the San Lorenzo de El Escorial, the historical residence of the King of Spain, near Madrid.
In 1920-21 Moneglia hosted the famous Italian painter Carlo Carrà, leading figure of the Futurism.

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Santa Croce Church

Founded during the 11th century the present church was built with...

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Sports
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The wild nature of the promontory between Moneglia and Riva Trigoso, hamlet of Sestri Levante ...

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History
& notable people

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Lying along the ancient Via Aurelia, the Roman Monilia was a strategic centre in that age. In 774...

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Curiosities
about Moneglia

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In 1284 Moneglia took part, together with the Republic of Genoa, to the successful Battle of Meloria ...

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BY PLANE

Cristoforo Colombo Airport in Genoa.
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Portofino Coast Members in this location

  • Recco
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  • S. Margherita Ligure
  • Portofino
  • Rapallo
  • Zoagli
  • Chiavari
  • Lavagna
  • Sestri
  • Moneglia

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