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Andora Webcam, Savona Province on the Italian Riviera

  Europe, Italy, Andora

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Andora, or Marina di Andora as it is often called, is a town on the Italian Riviera in the region of Liguria and in the province of Savona. Andora is a popular holiday resort thanks to the long sandy beach and the historical hinterland. Since 1986 Andora has held the Bandiera Blu award for clean waters and beaches Accommodations include hotels, bed and breakfast establishments and camp sites. There are public and private lidos offering services such as sunbed, hire, etc. Various water sports are practised including sailing, canoeing, surfing, kite surfing and windsurfing. A diving club Sport 7 is based in the marina and the sailing and canoeing club to the east of the port.

It has a marina with over 850 moorings, mainly for local boat owners, but 56 places are reserved for tourists in transit to the area. Whale watching trips depart in the summer from the marina. Apart from water sports there are bowls clubs, tennis clubs and horse riding stables at San Pietro. The area is popular for hiking and mountain biking. The Parco delle Farfalle has a roller skating rink and there is a cycling velodrome in the center.

It has over fifty restaurants and many bars. Concerts are held in the summer in the outdoor arena at the Parco delle Farfalle as well, in the town centre and in the historic setting of the medieval St James and St Phillip Church. There is also an open air cinema in the summer months. There is a historical nucleus on a hill inland around the remains of the paraxo Clavesana Castle which was once home to the governor of Genoa. Just opposite is the chapel of St Nicholas and ruins of some medeviel houses. The church of St James and St Phillip which is based on the cathedral in Albenga was built in local stone with columns and pillars in the late Romanic period. A little further down the hill is the castle tower which was built between 1220 and 1240 and still remains intact.

A bridge on the River Merula with 10 arches is called the Roman Bridge but it was actually built in the Middle Ages on the site of a pre-existing older structure.
The St. John the Baptist church dates back to the 15th century in the parish of the same name. The bastione built in defence against the Saracens in the 11th century which now houses a pizzeria.

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