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Corrado Agnese a Oneglia

Oneglia

The main outlet to the sea for ​​Piedmont The most reliable hypothesis on the origin of Oneglia sees an early pre-Augustan settlement on the Castelvecchio hill, which then developed into the “pagus Unelia”, accompanied on the coast by Ripa Uneliae.In 1298 Oneglia became part of the possessions of the Doria family who, in 1488, founded […]

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Torre Prarola

Torre di Prarola

Sighting and defense tower against Barbary corsairs Following an incursion in July 1562 by the Barbary, coming from present-day North Africa, the community of the Prino valley obtained consent from Genoa for the construction of a defensive and sighting system consisting of a tower at San Lorenzo and one in Prarolo, both equipped with artillery.The […]

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Luca Patelli al Parasio

Parasio

Medieval old town overlooking the sea Parasio is the fortified medieval old town, center of Porto Maurizio. The name derives from the Palatium, an ancient tower that once stood on the top of the promontory.The typically strategic defensive urban layout is characterized by narrow concentric streets connected by stairways.Porto Maurizio, together with Oneglia, form Imperia, […]

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Luca Patelli davanti al Duomo di Porto Maurizio

Cathedral of Porto Maurizio

On the top of the largest church in Liguria The basilica of Santi Maurizio and Compagni Martiri is the largest church in Liguria. It was founded in 1781, planned by Gaetano Cantoni and completed in 1838. The top of the main dome, almost 50 meters high, offers a spectacular panorama of Oneglia and Porto Maurizio […]

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Via Marenca

Via Marenca

The thousand-year-old highway The Via Marenca is a route that connected Piedmont, France and the northern regions with the coast, allowing people to move and trade, primarily salt. A stretch of great strategic importance connected the villages of the Impero, Maro and Prelà valleys, reaching Oneglia, the landing point of merchant ships even before th […]

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Torre dell’Alpicella

Signaling system to contrast the barbary raids Cited in a document dating 1557, the Torre dell’Alpicella was part of the sighting and signaling system to contrast the barbary raids on the coast and in the immediate hinterland. The “falodium”, the towers from which the signals were sent, had to be in visual contact to effectively spread the […]

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