Although Santa Margherita does not have as ancient a history as other cities in Italy - probably post Roman. It does have a wonderful castle built in the 1550's as a defense against marauding North African pirates. What wonderful images these places can conjure up.....
This Italian travel poster shows a woman throwing daisies in the air, with the coastline of Liguria, Italy in the background: "Santa Margherita Ligure." Published by the National Agency for the Tourism Industry, Ente Nazionale per le Industrie Turistiche. From lithograph, 1951. Vintage travel poster.