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A medieval walled village, an agricultural place situated in the fertile plain at the confluence of the Lerrone and the Arroscia. In 1206 it was ceded by the marquises of Clavesana to the free commune of Albenga, which rebuilt the fortifications from scratch starting from 1250. Coming under the control of Genoa, Villanova followed the vicissitudes of Albenga, sharing its decline. With annexation to the Kingdom of Sardinia (Congress of Vienna, 1815) it began a period of greater calm. The main resources originate from the cultivation of fruit and flowers, particularly violets, which are known all over Europe. At Villanova there is the Clemente Panero airport, open to private traffic, from which you can easily reach the most famous places in Liguria and the Côte d’Azur. Here you can also do hang-gliding, sailing, yachting, parachuting and model aircraft flying. For those who love equestrian sports, near the airport there is the Fiori racecourse.

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