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Among the most striking within the old buildings is the town’s Civic Tower, which was first erected in 1473 and later was heightened a century a later with the addition of a clock town. This building is a classical example of the town’s Baroque architecture. Used as the old Town Hall it was once used as the Hospital of Sant’Antonia but had to be abandoned in the 15th century due to flooding.
Nearby is the Church of Santo Stefano, which is the oldest building in the town, dating back to the 11th century. It was the first Christian parish in the region and today is still a functioning church.
The Church of San Francesco is another magnificent sacred building. Built in 1519 it is made of white and black cobblestones using the Ligurian tradition of building, which a style that has been copied throughout Europe and North America.