Situated in a pleasant natural amphitheater, Ospedaletti is one of the pearls of Liguria, thanks to the luxuriant sub-tropical vegetation, conjugated to a moderate urbanization.
The origin of the city dates to the 14th century when the ship of nobleman, going from Palestine France, sank in this gulf: he survived and, as a thanksgiving, decided to built a chapel and a hostel for pilgrims. From this hostel comes the name Ospedaletti.
The ancient historical center, constituted by the houses of the fishermen and the little church of San Giovanni Battista, gathers all on the seashore.
Today Ospedaletti is the ideal destination for a refined tourism, that looks for the tranquillity, without forgetting some worldly pleasures, that can be found in the numerous clubs of the city.
The beautiful beaches are equipped of bathing establishments; the free beaches are also equipped of lifeguard and essential services.