medieval village of Apricale is situated at 273 meters above
sea level in the Nervia Valley in the Province of Liguria.
The name Apricale derives from the Latin ĎApricusí which
means exposed to the sun. But the main characteristic of
Apricale, which has enchanted visitors for a long time, is
the scenographic aspect of the village. A waterfall of antiquec
stone houses on a hill, dominated at the top by
its Castle. Apricale has about 650 inhabitants and in its
glory days more than 2000. There are more people living in
the village but a lot of them own second homes and stay
here for a few weeks or months during the year.