Castelvecchio di Rocca Barbena

Castelvecchio di Rocca Barbena ( in Ligurian: Castrevëgio ) is a municipality with 166 inhabitants (as at 31 December 2012) in the Italian region of Liguria. Politically, it is located in the province of Savona.


The community which emerged from a medieval castle, located in the Val Neva on the southern slopes of the Rocca Barbena ( 1142 meters altitude). The associated settlement Vecersio is, however, in a side valley.

Castelvecchio belongs to the Comunità Montana Ingauna and is located approximately 60 kilometers from the provincial capital Savona.

2007, the municipality was awarded the Orange Flag that characterizes the most beautiful villages in Italy.

According to the Italian classifications for seismic activity Castelvecchio di Rocca Barbena Zone 3 has been assigned. This means that the municipality is in a seismically active zone little.


The municipality is classified under climate category E, as the number of degree days has a value of 2324. This means that in Italy legally regulated heating season is between October 15 and April 15, for 14 hours each day.


Castello dei Clavesanas

The Castello dei Clavesanas was built in the Middle Ages by the family of Clavesanas. In 1672 it was badly damaged by Genoese soldiers during the siege. From the restored castle you have a particularly good view of the village, as well as over the entire valley.