Taggia is a city in the Liguria region of Italy, with 14,012 inhabitants (as of 31 December 2012).
The city is located about three kilometers from Taggia, a seaside resort, with a wide sandy beach and lively promenade and about five kilometers from San Remo, a health resort in the Riviera di Ponente. Taggia is a well-developed road network, beyond the Argentina river, accessible.
The city is rich in palaces and works of art for several centuries. That was a major reason why they attracted Saracen pirates who unsettled the Ligurian coast. In order to defend the medieval village is therefore better in the 16th century around the city with a wall has been created. Some districts are were put in spite of the mighty wall of the Saracens on fire. Nevertheless, the old houses and churches have survived the looting.
The ancient Roman origin can be seen in the medieval townscape Taggias with narrow cobbled streets, arches, monuments and stone portals. The buildings are grouped around the castle, whose two towers have been preserved. Completed in 1490, imposing Dominican monastery has a remarkable Gothic cloister and also houses the large picture gallery of Ponente Ligure. Here you will find paintings and frescos of famous artists, including works by Ludovico Brea and Perin del Vaga.
In the old town there are magnificent gates of carved black stone, next to the coat of arms of the noble families and the old table with the dimensions of the Republic of Genoa. Here are antique angle, shops and wineries to see where the Vermentino is offered. In the month of February, the inhabitants celebrate in the old town a procession in historical costumes, in which a large firework is ignited. Additional points of interest Taggias are Built in the 17th century Palazzo Lercari and the baroque facade of the church of Santi Giacomo e Filippo with a statue of the " Admirable Mother of God ", which is supposed to have moved on two occasions the eyes.
The specialty of the city are the Olives " in the manner of Taggia " ( " taggiasca "). The latter are introduced in the 12th century by Benedictine monks. It is the variety that is called in France " Niçoise ". There are very small olives which are in halbreifem state when they are red, harvested. Their flavor is much less bitter than other varieties.