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Corrado Agnese al monte Frontè

Monte Frontè

The second peak of Liguria With its 2153 meters, Monte Frontè it is the second peak in Liguria after Monte Saccarello. It represents the watershed between the Tanaro valley, the Argentina valley and the Arroscia valley and overlooks the “Ciottu de e Giaie”, or the “Conca dei torrenti”, where spring waters are born.Once called Frontero, […]

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Ponte de Raigà

Ponte de Raigà a Mendatica

An unprecedented work of rural architecture Near the meeting point between the Creuso and the Passo Cagnasso creeks there is a splendid and mighty stone bridge, called “de Raigà”. It’s part of the mule track that once connected Mendatica to the Sanctuary of the Madonna dei Colombi and Cosio d’Arroscia.While the bridges along the mule […]

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Nicola Ferrarese a Mendatica

Mendatica

Capital of the Cucina Bianca Mendatica’s origins date back to the second half of the first millennium after Christ, a period in which a part of the Ingauna population (coming from today’s Albenga), driven by Saracen raids from the sea, took refuge in the Upper Arroscia Valley.The inhabitants were dedicated to agriculture and pastoralism, a […]

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Via del Sale

Via del Sale – Via Marenga

Connection between the sea and the northern lands By the name of Via del Sale we often mean the military road built in the thirties as a link between the military installations of the Vallo Alpino di Ponente.However, in more remote times, goods and salt followed paths and mule tracks near the ridges, such as […]

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Valle dell'Angelo

Valle dell’Angelo

Carved by ice On the north side of Monte Garlenda there is a wide valley which, starting from the pastoral settlement of Margheria Garlenda, located at an altitude of 1500 m, extends for about 1 km up to an altitude of 1800 m.The characteristic “U” shape of the valley indicates its origin: it was excavated […]

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Poilarocca during summer

Lush trees and a sea of nettles In the shade of a maple and a cherry tree, in a sea of nettles.The spherical image was taken on a collapse that obstructed the entrance to the first floor, or what remains, of the house below.Reaching the point was not easy, especially for the short shorts worn […]

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Houses of Poilarocca

A very different lifestyle The rural house of Poilarocca was divided into a first floor where to live, and ground floor used as a stable. One of the advantages of this arrangement was that the floor, made of wooden planks, left the heat pass trough, coming from the beasts and their fermenting manure.As the country […]

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Lime kiln of Poilarocca

L’antico forno per la produzione della calce Along the path that connects Poilarocca to the Arroscia Waterfalls and to Mendatica there is a lime kiln and, a little further, the departure of the cableway.To discover the functioning of the furnace, visit that of Costa dei Tre Cammini above the Sanctuary of Lampedusa.In Poilarocca, according to our surveys, the only […]

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