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Gruppin bridge

A small architectural wonder Along trail connecting Mendatica with the Arrroscia waterfalls and Poilarocca you will pass over an incredible bridge, called Gruppin, or Gropin. Made up of an extremely thin arch, it has stood for centuries above the homonymous river. Testo a cura di Nicola Ferrarese, Fabrizio Sibilla, immagini di Nicola Ferrarese.

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Poilarocca

The abandoned village where time stopped Poilarocca is a seasonal agricultural settlement of the Ligurian Pre-Alps. Its 35 buildings, made of dry stone and wood, housed from 170 to 200 people from the nearby village of Mendatica during the warm season. The two villages are still connected by a beautiful mule track, also leading to the Arroscia waterfalls.After […]

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Waterfall of Arroscia river

20 meters of beauty Arroscia Waterfalls can be reached from Mendatica by following the ancient trail that brings to the abandoned village of Poilarocca and the highest mountains of Liguria: Cima Garlenda, Monte Saccarello and Monte Fronté. Testo a cura di Federica Sibilla, Corrado Agnese, Claudio Cecchi. Immagini di Nicola Ferrarese.

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Santa Margherita del Borghetto

The ancient church of a disappeared village Santa Margherita was the parish church of the ancient village, called Borghetto di Mendatica, now disappeared.The building is located along the path leading from Mendatica to the Arroscia Waterfalls, to the summer seasonal settlement of Poilarocca and the slopes of the Frontè mountain.Its façade has a portal dated 1512, probably made by the […]

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Cima Garlenda

Third peak of Liguria Cima Garlenda, 2141 mt, is the third highest peak in Liguria. It was partially transformed in pasture by the first shepherds. Its top is crossed by the Alta Via dei Monti Liguri and, in the winter season, it is often snow covered. Testo a cura di Claudio Cecchi, Nicola Ferrarese. Immagini di […]

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Monte Frontè

Second tallest mountain of Liguria At 2153 m, the Fronté it is the second tallest peak of Liguria, right after Monte Saccarello. It’s placed between Val Tanaro, Valle Argentina and Valle Arroscia.Its slopes are covered by grass with a calcareous substrate.A statue of the Virgin Mary has been placed on its top to protect the Arroscia […]

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