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The perched village of Tende

Historic site and monument, Historic patrimony, Town / Village, Medieval town, Historic district in Tende

  • The location of the first sinewy habitats is unknown. As early as the Middle Ages, the houses were built on the slope, well exposed, overlooking the Roya.
    The current village has preserved its original medieval layout, with streets running parallel to the slope,

  • The current village still preserves its original medieval layout, consisting of streets parallel to the slope, connected by perpendicular alleys, the "carugiu", which are sometimes covered. The whole was protected by an enclosure with access doors.
    On the Route of the Nisso-Ligurian Baroque, decorations with shimmering motifs compete with a more sober but richer architecture of lintels sculpted in the green stone of Tende. From the top of the castle of the Counts Lascaris, a grandiose...
    The current village still preserves its original medieval layout, consisting of streets parallel to the slope, connected by perpendicular alleys, the "carugiu", which are sometimes covered. The whole was protected by an enclosure with access doors.
    On the Route of the Nisso-Ligurian Baroque, decorations with shimmering motifs compete with a more sober but richer architecture of lintels sculpted in the green stone of Tende. From the top of the castle of the Counts Lascaris, a grandiose panorama of the mountains is a must ...
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