An unique monumental area
In this area, called “Fonte” (source), there are several “caselle” above ground and inside the terraces. The “caselle” are buildings made with dry stones, whose construction technique has prehistoric origins and is widespread throughout the Mediterranean. To complete an almost museum-like space there are sections of mule track enclosed between picturesque walls and wells (pay attention!). It is rare to find such well preserved rural architecture solutions. Here passes an ancient communication route between the Dianese Gulf and the Merula Valley, via the Chiappa pass. A thesis proposes that this path follows the ancient Via Julia Augusta.
Testo a cura di Nicola Ferrarese, immagini di Luca Patelli e Nicola Ferrarese