Garlenda is an attractive village set in the broadest part of the Val Lerrone. In 1594 Garlenda went to the Costa counts, from Albenga, who built the new castle and gave the parish church important works of art coming from Rome. From 1717 the new seigniors were the Del Carrettos of Balestrino, and subsequently the Savoys with the annexation to the Kingdom of Sardinia in 1735. The position, the big meadows and the numerous sporting facilities, like the horse riding centre with a riding school, the skating rink and the golf course, make it a famous holiday resort. The place since 1965 of the famous Golf Club, it has a course with 18 holes immersed in greenery with a charming little artificial pond that creates a relaxing atmosphere. It was designed by the English architect Harris and also houses international events. For all those who love the Fiat 500, there is the Multimedia Museum managed by Club Italia-Fiat 500 and, in July, an international rally with the participation of Fiat 500’s from Europe and elsewhere.