A NETWORK OF PERFECTLY SIGNPOSTED FOOTPATHS AND TRACKS
Valle Ponci is one of the most prominent fossil valleys in the ‘Nature 2000 Network’ and ‘Community of Importance Site’ (S I C).
Apart from being an extensive network, the footpaths and tracks are perfectly signposted, offering bikers and hikers alike, well kept, authentic, historic and archaeological treasures to discover along the ancient route of ‘Iulia Agusta’ with its 5 bridges, the ‘Ciappa del Sale’, the ‘Grotta delle Fate’ and the Roman caves.
Back at the farmhouse, you can find maps, information about the surrounding area, advice on how to discover the valley and more.
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A VALLEY “MADE-TO-MEASURE” FOR CLIMBERS
Dominated by the imposing face of “Rocca di Corno”, Valle Ponci (valley of the bridges) gives the impression of a valley locked in time, created especially for climbers.
In particular, the red section of ‘Rocca di Corno’, sheltered from the winds with its South East face can be climbed even on cold winter days. As long as the sun is shining, the temperature is 5 or 6 degrees above the environments temperature.
Geologically speaking ‘Valle Ponci’ (valley of the bridges) presents itself in a peculiar aspect that makes it unique. The “suspended” landscaped valley, is dominated by marine terraces, these give evidence to ancient seashores and the sheer faces of the rocks, made up of pinky white limestone rich in fossils (named ‘the stone of Finale’ and used in construction).
There about 10 natural grottos and caves that hold strong evidence to the presence of ancient man.
To go deeper into this historical wonderland, expertise and organization is required.
A SPECTACULAR COAST
The ‘Finalese’ territory is characterized by a very varied coastline, where the beaches alternate with spectacular sheer cliffs that descend directly onto the sea (a favorite with the local climbers).
Sparkling fossilized sand, water formed beach rocks, sandy and rocky seabeds and marine grottos of rare beauty.
All these characteristics that together with its mild winter climate and its long waves that are created after the South West winds drop make it a favorite amongst divers and surfers alike.
UNA COSTA SPETTACOLARE.
Il territorio finalese è caratterizzato da una costa molto varia, dove le spiagge libere si alternano a spettacolari pareti di roccia a picco sul mare (molto amate dai climbers locali), spiagge fossili cementate dall’azione dell’acqua calacarea (beach rocks), fondali rocciosi e grotte marine di rara bellezza.
Tutte caratteristiche che, unite al mite clima invernale e alle onde lunghe che si formano dopo le libecciate, ne fanno una delle mete predilette anche per gli appassionati di surf e di immersioni subacquee.