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Corrado Agnese al monte Frontè

Monte Frontè

The second peak of Liguria With its 2153 meters, Monte Frontè it is the second peak in Liguria after Monte Saccarello. It represents the watershed between the Tanaro valley, the Argentina valley and the Arroscia valley and overlooks the “Ciottu de e Giaie”, or the “Conca dei torrenti”, where spring waters are born.Once called Frontero, […]

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Via del Sale

Via del Sale – Via Marenga

Connection between the sea and the northern lands By the name of Via del Sale we often mean the military road built in the thirties as a link between the military installations of the Vallo Alpino di Ponente.However, in more remote times, goods and salt followed paths and mule tracks near the ridges, such as […]

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Gregge di pecore Brigasca

Brigasca sheep on the Tanarello Pass

A large flock along the Via Marenga The Brigasca breed was at risk of extinction: autochthonous of the Occitan area, it was disappearing in favor of other more productive breeds. Thanks to the rediscovery of the typical cheese, called “toma”, obtained from its milk, this sheep with rustic characteristics has returned during the last fifteen […]

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Valle dell'Angelo

Valle dell’Angelo

Carved by ice On the north side of Monte Garlenda there is a wide valley which, starting from the pastoral settlement of Margheria Garlenda, located at an altitude of 1500 m, extends for about 1 km up to an altitude of 1800 m.The characteristic “U” shape of the valley indicates its origin: it was excavated […]

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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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Military barracks at Passo Frontè

Placed along the supply route The Passo Fronté, located at the foot of the second tallest mountain of Liguria, houses military buildings which has been built in the late nineteenth century together with those at Passo Garlenda. Such barracks, placed along the supply route far from the enemy fire, hosted troops and material to support the artillery […]

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Cima Garlenda

Third peak of Liguria Cima Garlenda, 2141 mt, is the third highest peak in Liguria. It was partially transformed in pasture by the first shepherds. Its top is crossed by the Alta Via dei Monti Liguri and, in the winter season, it is often snow covered. Testo a cura di Claudio Cecchi, Nicola Ferrarese. Immagini di […]

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Monte Frontè

Second tallest mountain of Liguria At 2153 m, the Fronté it is the second tallest peak of Liguria, right after Monte Saccarello. It’s placed between Val Tanaro, Valle Argentina and Valle Arroscia.Its slopes are covered by grass with a calcareous substrate.A statue of the Virgin Mary has been placed on its top to protect the Arroscia […]

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On the wolves’ footprints

Following the super-predator The wolf is a super-predator that, coming from the northern Apennines, has used the mountains of the province of Imperia to start the recolonization of the entire Alpine Arch.In the second half of the 90s, first sporadic sightings began in our territory where, in a short time, stable herds were formed.This is undoubtedly […]

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The fortifications of Monte Saccarello

Cannons on the top of Liguria Monte Saccarello, 2200 m, is the highest peak in Liguria. In 1896 the Austro-Piedmontese army built on its top a fortified complex, armed with cannons oriented towards the French territory. Testo a cura di Claudio Cecchi, immagini di Fabio Zenoardo, Claudio Cecchi, Nicola Ferrarese, Corrado Agnese.Fonti:-DIFESE MILITARI ED EVENTI BELLICI […]

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