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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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Ricovero Q

A shelter for the troops of Vallo Alpino The Ricovero Q is located on the west side of Monte Ceriana, near the crossroad between Cima Marta and Bassa di Sanson. The structure is part of the defensive works of the Vallo Alpino and was used as a refuge for soldiers in the event of a bombing. It […]

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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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Monte Pietravecchia

The peak of Nervia valley Monte Pietravecchia, 2038 mt, is the highest peak of the ridge between Val Nervia and Val Roja. Its northern slope is covered by a dense forest, crossed by a military road that leads to the remains of the field battery station, dating back to approximately 1880 andplaced at its top. Testo […]

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Foliage around Scarassan

Autumn colors At the end of the summer, every nourishment reaches the trunk and roots of deciduous plants. Leaves then start to change their color, making a great final show. Testo a cura di Corrado Agnese, immagini di Nicola Ferrarese.

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Casemates in the wood of Scarassa

Vallo Alpino fortifications Colla Scarassan, 1224 mt, was part of Posizione di Resistenza del Vallo Alpino, the fortified line built between the two world wars near the French border. Along the military route it is possible to see many suggestive defensive fortifications. Testo a cura di Claudio Cecchi, immagini di Nicola Ferrarese.

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Dragurina spring

An ancient water source Dragurina spring is along the Sentiero degli Alpini, on the side of Monte Toraggio that faces France. It’s one of the three fountains of the famous military trail, together with Itala and San Martino. Testo a cura di Nicola Ferrarese, immagini di Nicola Ferrarese.

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Monte Toraggio

Like Dolomites but with sea view Monte Toraggio, 1973 mt, can be reached by following the Alta Via dei Monti Liguri. Under its twin peaks lie the wide pastures of the Prato del Toraggio. Testo a cura di Claudio Cecchi, immagini di Nicola Ferrarese.

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Col du Corbeau

Between France and Italy Gola del Corvo, 1403 mt, also called Col du Corbeau, is located along the alpine ridge in the upper part of Val Nervia, at the border between Italy and France.Here the Alta Via dei Monti Liguri follows the military route connecting Sentiero degli Alpini with Passo Muratone.Along the route there is […]

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