Destination Napoleon 2022
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Perinaldo, a picturesque medieval village, is situated on a ridge 572 metres above sea level, with a magnificent view of the Ligurian Alps to the north and the sea to the south, through its terraces planted with centuries-old olive trees, vines, mimosas and broom. Napoleon is said to have stayed at Château Maraldi and the "Casa Allavena" in 1797, during his first campaign

Perinaldo, today





Napoleonic places

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The links between Napoleon and Liguria are numerous. The first Italian campaign had in fact permanently upset the geopolitical order of the Italian peninsula by establishing French influence there for almost two decades, which would flourish to varying degrees until 1815.

The region of Liguria will also be annexed, being part of the French Empire from 1805 until the Congress of Vienna in 1814. But the region is above all closely linked to the intimate history of Napoleon: the Bonaparte family originated from the town of Sarzana in Liguria, and emigrated to Corsica at the end of the 15th century and the beginning of the 16th century. 

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