Archaeological sites in Liguria

Liguria has a peculiar country's geology. It has a slim arched shape closed between mountains and  sea and the tipical terraces with drystone walls used by every single Ligurian civilization between Prehistory to modern era.

The region has been inhabited since Paleolithic and on "riviera di Ponente" you can find "Balzi Rossi" caves, one of the most important Prehistoric place ever found. By Iron Age local groups started to settle on top of the hills giving birth to those villages so-called "castellari".

Genoa has been a flourishing and busy port since ancient times. When Romans arrived, they subdued the whole region with Emperor Augustus and started a very important project of building restyling in every single city. Unfortunately due to barbaric invasions all the cities moved towards decadence and never came out.

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Balzi Rossi is a popular prehistoric site since the 1800s due to the significant findings. It’s a few metres from shore at the bottom of a red limestone wall with coves and grottos. From these caves have been recovered manufacturers made of bones and stone, fireplaces, burials and animal remains dating from Lower Paleolithic to latest Prehistory.…

Luna is an ancient Roman city founded at the mouth of the river Magra, in a strategic position for businesses due to its proximity to the port (today underground). It owes its name to the cult of the goddess Selena-Luna and today it is located in the territory of the municipality of Luni, in the gulf of La Spezia.…
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