Cervo for years certificated among "The Most Beautiful Villages in Italy", has not changed its original characteristics as a medieval sea village, protected by towers and sixteenth-century walls surrounded by green hills.
It is an old pedestrian town, which, has been preserved with its century old buildings, cobbled streets, many artisan shops and artist showrooms. The coastline is characterized by the presence of small beach establishments; but there many free beaches and cliffs that are so quiet that it is quite impossible to hear any other sound than the sea. The water is always clear, and richly populated with seaweed and fish.
At the top of the village, around the ruins of an earlier era, the hills are filled with pine forests and olive groves, crossed by quiet paths where you can breathe clean air. Concerning local cuisine, Cervo has kept itself faithful to the Mediterranean diet: Here, the oil is still made by applying the ancient technique of cold pressing the olives, the wine is made from local grapes (Pigato and Vermentino), and the food is cooked with the catch of the morning.
Remarkable cultural heritage: Cervo is dominated by a medieval castle, the ancient home of the Clavesana Marquis, which now hosts art exhibitions and the permanent Ethnographic Museum of Western Liguria; in the Borgo, ancient palaces open their doors on the `carrugi`, a very narrow street with the portals of the Romanesque Oratory of St. Catherine; the churchyard Corallini, the Baroque Church of St. John the Baptist offers a concave façade, one of the characteristic images of the village.
As for events, Cervo is well known for the International Festival of Chamber Music, which has been taking place for over forty years and where most important European artists offer concerts in the moonlight, raptured in silence.
The Festival and the renowned music Academies have given Cervo the title of `Music Village`.