Finale Ligure, Province of Savona, Liguria
- Altitude: 5 m a.s.l
- Population: about 11,000 inhabitants
- Zip/postal code: 17024
- Dialing Area Code: +39 019
- Patron Saint: St John the Baptist, celebrated on 24 June
- Frazioni & Localities: Gorra, Varigotti
History - Antiquity and the Middle Ages
In 967 Holy Roman Emperor Otho I established the Aleramic Marquisate, granting the territory to his daughter and her descendants.
In 1091 the fiefdom passed to marquis Del Carretto, whose family became one of the most powerful in the Liguria region.
History - Modern Times
In 1558 the bad government of Alfonso II Del Carretto led to the occupation by the governor of Milan. In 1602 Finale passed under the Spaniards, who sold it to Genoa in 1713, Finally in 1815 it was granted by the Congress of Vienna to the Kingdom of Sardinia.
What to see
- A benedictine Abbey at Finale Pia, with a 13th century belltower
- The medieval borough of Finalborgo, included among the most beautiful boroughs in Italy, surrounded by 15th century walls and round towers, one of which was made into the belltower of the fine church of St Blaise.
- At Varigotti, specatacular cliffs called "rupi di Malpasso"
- 6 km north east of Finale is the Mànie plateau, with caves of special paleonthological significance, among them the Arma delle Mànie grotto, which can be visited.