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 the Second World War the settlement of Poilarocca has been abandoned and all the structures are slowly collapsing and disappearing. Poilarocca is the remains of a rural lifestyle that has been repeated unchanged for hundreds of years.
Testo a cura di Corrado Agnese, immagini di Nicola Ferrarese, Corrado Agnese, Claudio Cecchi.