Verezzi - The "Mad Carts" road

Itinerary Data

Difficulty Easy
Length 3,2 km
Duration 2 h
Elevation Gain 165,7 m
Altitude Difference   138,8 m


Short description of Itinerary

Easy itinerary with a short and panoramic loop recently made accessible and fully signposted by the CAI of Finale Ligure. The path partly follows the route of the old roads used by quarrymen to transport the blocks extracted from the numerous quarries that opened in the Verezzi territory towards Borgio. For this purpose, special wagons were used, called "Matti" (Mad) for their particular shape, from which the itinerary takes its name. It is also worth visiting the Cava Vecchia, one of the few quarries in Finale Stone cultivated in a tunnel and the Grotta dell'Antenna (Aerial cave) with its unique lock shaped entrance.



The "Mad Carts"

For the transport of the blocks extracted from the quarries to the "Marina di Verezzi", wooden wagons pulled by oxen or mules were used. These carts were.....

Verezzi Stone

The Verezzi Stone (or rose marble of Verezzi or Pietra Lara) is a reddish variant of Finale stone. It originated from the compaction of sands and calcareous parts of crustaceans, shells, sea urchins..... 

Meeting Point

Finalborgo - Porta Testa square

Moving to Borgio Verezzi to reach the starting point of the path and the return will be carried out by private vehicles, trying to optimize the number of cars.

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