Dolceacqua (it means “sweet water” in Italian), is a small, charming village in the province of Imperia. We explored it for a day and had so much fun!
The castle on the hill is believed to date back to the 11th century! It was damaged by invasions, and later a massive earthquake.
running up the bridge with Papa
views from the bridge..
under the bridge/ exploring the riverbank
Quinnie and I decided to start exploring the winding streets around the castle. There were SO many little hidden streets to discover- it was hard to keep track of where we’d already been. It reminded me a lot of Cervo. In the end, I think we managed to see most of it though!
Quinnie under a gigantic leaf
the foliage climbing this house was gorgeous
We found this little artist’s shop on one of the streets and bought a few drawings of Dolceacqua to bring home.
At the top of the hill next to the castle we found this little area that had lots of friendly cats wandering around. The girls were in heaven, of course. How they wish Simon wasn’t allergic so that we could have one for a pet!
self portrait with apple tree 😉
with Quinnie in front of the door
Quinnie was fascinated by all of the laundry hanging everywhere in Italy.
There were some odd little shops there also
Kiera chilling on the bridge on the way back to the parking lot…
…where we found even more cats!!
Goodbye, Dolceacqua- you’re a beauty!!
Here’s some more info on Dolceacqua..