An enigmatic peak still to be studied
Monte Acquarone has been for centuries, perhaps millennia, a strategic point for control over the territory, rising between the Impero and Prino valleys. Crossed by the thousand-year-old Via Marenca, its summit is said to have hosted a pre-Roman castelliere and, later, a castle. The flat top, the presence of dry stone walls and squared monoliths support these theses.
The mount was involved in several military clashes, such as the one in 1798 which saw Baron De Geneys of the Regno di Sardegna defending the town of Oneglia, facing with a few dozen soldiers the Genoese Republicans of the Armata d’Oltre Ponente, commanded by Major Giulio Cesare Langlade.
Testo a cura di Nicola Ferrarese, immagini di Nicola Ferrarese e Luca Patelli