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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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Federico Nasi ad Apricale

Apricale

The medieval village headquarters of the Counts of Ventimiglia The first human traces around Apricale date back to the Bronze Age, as evidenced by the sepulchral mounds of Pian del Re. The village was officially founded in the 10th century by the Counts of Ventimiglia who also built the Castello della Lucertola, a castle today […]

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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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Perinaldo

The village near the stars The medieval village of Perinaldo, located at almost 600 mt above sea level, offers an unbeatable panorama between sea and mountains.Place of birth of the astronomer Giovanni Domenico Cassini, who also served as the court astronomer and astrologer of the Sun King, the village is also known as Poggio delle […]

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