Roman settlement on a ridge rich in history
Monte Sette Fontane is located along one of the most important mountain ridges in the history of western Liguria, connecting the coast with the northern territories.
Excavations conducted by the Superintendency since 2002 have confirmed assiduous human attendance from the first and middle Imperial Age, favored, as the name suggests, by the presence of springs: “Sette Fontane” means “seven fountains”.
The structures on the top of the mountain have been remodeled over time according to use, up to the cultivation of lavender during the last century.
Today there are numerous “caselle”, piles of stones and a thick surrounding wall.
The Sette Fontane is located 2 km from the pre-Roman site of Monte Follia.
Fonte: Archeologia in Liguria, N.S., Vol.II – 2006-2007, a cura di F. Bulgarelli, A. Del Lucchese, L. Gervasini, Genova, De Ferrari, 2010. Articolo: L. GAMBARO, C. RAFFELINI, P. SCOCCIA, Ricerche archeologiche nel sito d’altura di Monte Sette Fontane, (Castellaro), 239-240.
Testo a cura di Nicola Ferrarese, immagini di Nicola Ferrarese e Corrado Agnese.