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Diga di Tenarda

Tenarda dam

The artificial lake surrounded by the woods Lake Tenarda was artificially created in 1963 to guarantee a constant water supply. The service dirt road that passes at the foot of the dam, leads to the ancient path to Buggio. Testo a cura di Nicola Ferrarese, immagini di Claudio Cecchi, Matteo Zinzeri e Nicola Ferrarese

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Pigna

Pigna

A medieval village that preserves important works of art Although the territory retains traces of prehistoric settlements, the current town of Pigna originated around a castle built by the counts of Ventimiglia between the twelfth and thirteenth centuries, in a strategic position to dominate the road axis between the coast of Ventimiglia and the village […]

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Luca Patelli osserva la Faglia di Pigna

The Pigna riff

A moving rift that cuts through the valleys The first stretch of a thousand-year-old mule track that descends from the Muratone Pass into Nervia valley, runs along the Saorge – Pigna – Terzorio tectonic fault: by carefully observing the panorama, the rift that runs trough several valleys is evident, crossing much of the Province of […]

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Luca Patelli al Santuario del Passoscio

Sanctuary of the Madonna di Passoscio

The legend of the picture and the shepherd According to popular tradition, it happened that a shepherd, returning from the pastures, found in the bushes a picture depicting the Annunciation of Mary. He brought it home nut, after a few days, he found it again in the same place and then delivered it to the […]

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Sentiero da Passo Muratone a Pigna

From Passo Muratone to Pigna

Abandoned settlements and ancient human traces The mule track that descends from Muratone Mountain Pass to the village of Pigna is part of the ancient road between Saorge (Saorgio) in Roja and Nervia valleys. Along its way there are numerous small pastoral agricultural settlements now abandoned. A peculiar feature is the presence of border stones […]

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Buggio

Buggio

The legend of the three thieves Buggio is the last inhabited village you can find ascending the Nervia Valley. Its origins are very ancient, early medieval at least.A splendid village to visit, it also stands out in the gastronomy: a particular bean with a very delicate skin is grown here, likewise those of Pigna and […]

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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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Carved in the rocky wall

The most famous part of Sentiero degli Alpini The most famous and spectacular part of Sentiero degli Alpini is completely carved in the rocky walls of Pietravecchia mountain. Originally equipped with pillars and metal parts, these were removed during the post-war period to be resold. Testo a cura di Nicola Ferrarese, immagini di Nicola Ferrarese, Luca […]

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Monte Grai

A fantastic view of the Valle Argentina Monte Grai, 2013 m, is traversed by the military road of the Vallo Alpino, connecting Colle Melosa to the Marta barracks. Such fortifications were built between the two World Wars. From here you can enjoy a fantastic view of the Valle Argentina and the nearby Tenarda artificial lake. […]

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