Have your wedding in a village: Cipressa, in a little church in a village overlooking the sea. Discover the romance of getting married in a traditional Ligurian village: Cipressa.
The village of Cipressa is located on the hills overlooking the Western Ligurian Riviera, a short distance from the coast.
The town is formed by the central core of Cipressa on the hill together with the district of Lingueglietta, and up to the coast with the localities of Piani and Aregai. The picturesque Lingueglietta, hill district of Cipressa, still preserves in its name that of the noble family Lengueglia, lords of this area during the Middle Ages. It has recently been deemed one of the most beautiful towns in Italy – its medieval urban design is intact.
Fortress Church of Saint Peter
The mid-13th century church, symbol of the town of Lingueglietta, is a unique example of a religious building that was trasformed into a fortress at the time of the barbarian raids that plagued the western Ligurian coast in the mid-17th century. In its blend of religious architecture of the late Middle Ages and the military architecture of 1500, there is a mix of rare and striking beauty. The apse, in particular, which has been preserved intact, testifies to an ancient effort to make imposing stone walls. The interior has one nave, containing the original paving slabs. Since the church was deconsecrated it has been exquisitly restored and is now is used for the celebration of civil marriages.