Deer, for years certificate of ‘The Most Beautiful Villages of Italy’, has preserved its original characteristics of medieval village on the sea, protected by towers and sixteenth-century walls and surrounded by green hills.
The old town is practicable only on foot and has been preserved with its buildings, centuries old, and its cobbled alleys where there are shops of artisans and artists.
The coastline is characterized by the presence of small bathing establishments; for the rest, beaches and cliffs are free and discreet and do not feel that the other voice of the sea. And the water is always clear, with waters rich in algae and fish.
Upstream of the country, around the ruins of an earlier era, the hills are full of pine forests and olive groves, crossed by quiet paths where you can breathe clean air.

According to some local historical sources the name Cervo derives from the Latin word Servant, ie “provide services”, already present on some signs or boards dating back to the Roman Empire. The current name was given in the late sixteenth century with the transition from Latin to the vernacular.

Following the conquest of Liguria in 181 BC by the Roman legions, the primitive village of Cervo became an important center due to its elevated position and the presence of some sources. Around 950 of the castrum Cervi became a fiefdom of the Marquis of Clavesana and in the following century was closed by imposing walls.

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