The first beach of the Italian riviera
The beach at the bottom of the Hanbury Botanical Gardens, on the Mortola promontory, by the border with France, preserves important Eocene fossils such as corals, molluscs and nummulites. Mortola faces a marine protection area: the seabed is rich in biodiversity where important meadows of Posidonia and the Pinna nobilis stand out. At about 36 meters deep there is also a freshwater spring, known as “Polla di Rovereto” or “Funtana Sutumarina”.
Testo a cura di Ilaria Veneruso, immagini di Corrado Agnese e Nicola Ferrarese.