The medieval village of Apricale (607 citizens, / 291 mt a.s.l.) is situated in Bordighera and Ventimiglia hinterland, 13 km from the beach. In its lucky position is the lyes the origin of its name, which comes from « apricus », exposed to sun. But the main feature of this town, that always enchantes its visitors, is the scenographic landscape of the houses, that resemble a stone fall over the hills, from the Castle on top of it all. This extraordinary view is unique (althought there is plenty of « stone villages » in the area of Liguria) was celebrated by poets and writers, and painted by famous artists, that contributed to make Apricale a place always populated and beloved by artists.
Apricale was elected as the most beautiful village of Liguria. Also, it belongs to the group of about sixty villages named «Most beautiful villages in Italy