Laigueglia was born as fishing village: in XVI Century Andora coral fishermen came here to find healthy places; from then Laigueglia is famous for its "red gold".
The town keeps still today the features of a Ligurian fishing village, with the bright colours houses right on the beach. Protected by the Capo Mele rocks, there still is the bulwark, which was built in XVI Century by Genoa to defend the region from Turkish.
The great St. Matteo baroque church, with its two high bell towers, is the main old centre monument. The curved façade and the oblique bell towers are made by the Ticino architect Gio Domenico Baguti.