Seborga

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Laura L
Antwerp, Belgium53 contributions
Unique fortified city
Sep 2020
Worth a visit. Old fortified city. It's nice to wander through the alleyways, if that is your thing! A few nice restaurants. The have this quaint story where they have their own flag, are trying to become independant, and have a princess!
Written September 30, 2020
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Ricardo B
Miami, FL2,968 contributions
A great visit to a gosht country
Jun 2018 • Solo
I find some of things you find when you travel are so strange to be true. Here we have a small village in top of the hill called Seborga that claims they are a principality (similar to Monaco) and they are independent of Italy, the only problem is that they are the only ones that recognise this fact. But when you enter the city certainly it feels like you are in a medieval independent principality. They have even paint their own borders with false border controls. Nevertheless it is a great visit to a great surreal place
Written July 15, 2018
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VadSid
Kyiv (Kiev), Ukraine529 contributions
One of the more serious micro-nations still not being taken seriously...
Mar 2016 • Friends
What an amazing story behind the Principality of Seborga. It would not be overstatement to say that it's independence of Italy is not being taken seriously apart of somewhat 300 residents. It is worth to google the history of Seborga and why it had the right to claim its independence. But besides a certain surrealism it is a nice place to come over for a visit. Couple hours is probably maximum you would need unless you decide to sit down for a meal. And this is a good reason on its own to come over.
Written May 10, 2016
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Cogno
Arizona307 contributions
Medieval time travel
Sep 2015 • Friends
Go back in time.
Pope Gregory declared Seborga a Principality of the Holy Roman Empire in 1079 -- it is protected by the Holy See -- thus, it is not a part of Italy, although they pay taxes to Italy.
Seborga has an interesting history, but for me it was what took place in the middle ages. This was a sacred place of the Cathars, who buried their High Priests here. San Bernard of Clairvaux arrived here in 1117 in order to protect "the Great Secret." In 1118 the first 9 knights of the Poor Army of Christ (later Knights Templar) were ordained here.
In 1129, St. Bernard ordained the 1st Grand Master of the Templars, Hugues de Payens. On the same day, St. Bernard and the Great Bishop of the Cathars took a vow of silence to safeguard "the Great Secret."
Among the first 22 Grand Masters of the Knights Templar, 15 were elected Princes of Seborga. Templars returning from Jerusalem would arrive in Seborga with relics from the Temple of King Solomon.
Some of this history may have been fabricated over the years; but nevertheless, Seborga is a fascinating medieval village worth a visit.
Written October 1, 2015
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cowsheep
Wettswil, Switzerland184 contributions
Well, if you're in the area...?!
Seborga is a town pretending to me a principality, but it's not. I'm not saying it's a tourist trap, but in the end there's very little to see. I passed through it whilst mountain-biking in the area hence my title. If you happen to drive past it, surely take half an hour to walk through it, but don't make this your primary destination of the day.
Written September 14, 2014
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Ros H
Melbourne36 contributions
Well worth a visit
Jun 2014 • Couples
This is a beautiful town in the hills above the Italian riviera. An easy drive compared to some the hillside towns. Interesting history, an independent sovereign status. Not too touristy, well kept, easy to walk around and lovely friendly locals. Good food especially the rabbit restaurant ( coniglio )
Beautiful view, well worth a visit
Written June 20, 2014
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solupred
Nice, France83 contributions
Pleasant
Oct 2013 • Family
A pretty village with an interesting story. A pleasant place to wander around especially if you've been to the market in Bordighera on Thursday morning, this makes an easy inland excursion after lunch just for a couple of hours.
Written November 5, 2013
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CarstenDK
Copenhagen, Denmark117 contributions
Out of this world!
Jul 2013 • Family
The tiny, but scenic village of Seborga (30 minutes from Nice/Monaco/Sanremo) was an independent fiefdom for 800+ years but is still insisting on it sovereign status (at least that's what they will tell you). The setting is beautiful and the views of the hills and the Mediterranean will leave you breathless. Fascinating old houses and great restaurants too - and we saw no tourists (in July!). Not be be missed if you are in the neighborhood.
Written July 11, 2013
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