That of small towns is a simple world, where everyone knows each other and where you can still go to the small shop and ask for “the usual”.

Do you also miss small-town shops? Then follow us for a tour of traditional shops of Western Ligurian that we have collected for you: in these unique places, you will find the aromas and flavours of the past, with top quality products, sourced directly from local farmers or in some cases even produced by the owners.

Are you ready? Let’s go!

Il forno di Nonna Pierina bakery in Borgomaro
For everyone, she is aunt Bruna and for years she has been dedicating her passion to the creation of the typical products of Borgomaro. Do not miss the focaccia, the savoury pies and the delicious desserts; among the latter are the very famous Brutti ma Buoni biscuits which you can often taste accompanying coffee at the Relais.
Here, you will find freshly baked bread on Wednesdays and Saturdays. Don’t forget to book her delights, or you can come and taste them and order them at the Relais del Maro!
Via P. Merano 36, 18021 Borgomaro | Tel. +39 018354057


Alimentari Re a Borgomaro
If you feel peckish in Borgomaro, this is the place for you! Alimentari Re is the typical town shop, with lots of fresh foods: fruit, vegetables, fridge products, eggs and bread. The counter cheeses are very good. Piazza F. Cascione, 8, Borgomaro Tel. +39 018354076 aLIMENTARI A bORGOMARO

La Strega di Triora a Triora

From a selection of cheeses to Triora bread, from mushrooms to the specialities of the Argentina valley: all this and even more. Their delicious jams often make their way into the heart of our customers. For breakfast, at the Relais, you can enjoy a selection of three different ones, in daily rotation. Orange and Lemon, Winter Memories, Delizia di Bosco…it’s hard to choose the best one! On reservations, they also organize rich tastings.
Corso Italia – Triora | Tel. 0184 94278



Agaccio  in Ponte di Nava
A whole market in one shop. Don’t be frightened by the number of people you will see at the entrance when you arrive in the parking lot in front: this is a very famous place. At Agaccio you will find any kind of treat: at the entrance, there is an exhibition of fruit and vegetables that would be the envy of a street market stall, then on the left, you will see bread, focaccia, vegetable pies. The counter continues flaunting rich cold meats including ham with herbs and delicious salami, up to the royalties of this exhibition: fresh and seasoned toma cheese! Before exiting the shop, have a look at the chocolate…yum yum!
Ponte Di Nava 55, Ponte Di Nava | Tel. 0174 399927

These are just some of our favourite traditional Ligurian shops around the Relais.

Do you want genuine products and heart-warming places?
Just ask, it will be a pleasure to reveal other hidden gems!