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Cervo

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Cervo is a small, ancient town and comune, built on top of a hill along the Italian Riviera in the province of Imperia, 1,200 inhabitants.
Originally, it was, in Roman times, a mansion along the Via Julia Augusta. Slowly expanding, it became, in medieval times, a fief of the Clavesana marquis, who was a subject of the Republic of Genoa, to which Cervo had always been faithful. The present character of Cervo dates from these times: 16th century towers and ramparts are still protecting the village.
One of its main attractions is the fine baroque church of St. John the Baptist, overlooking the sea. The Romanesque "Oratorio di Santa Caterina" contains semi-perished 16th century frescoes. The medieval Clavesana stronghold hosts the remarkable Ethnographic Museum of Western Liguria and the Palazzo Viale-Citati.
People used to earn their living as coral fishermen in the Corsican and Sardinian seas, in addition to being olive growers and seafarers. But the economy of Cervo is nowadays based on tourism and agriculture.
Cervo's connections with classical music date from to 1964, when the International Chamber Music Festival of Cervo was established by the famous Hungarian violinist Sandor Vegh. The event has been held every summer ever since. Music master classes - Accademia di Cervo - are held in September, and a guitar academy is held in June.

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  • Copyright: Romano Lattanzi (Romano46) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1089 W: 0 N: 2641] (16576)
  • Genre: Places
  • Medium: Color
  • Date Taken: 2011-07-21
  • Categories: Architecture
  • Exposure: f/5.0, 1/400 seconds
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  • Photo Version: Original Version
  • Date Submitted: 2013-03-11 1:01
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