In the 13th century, the county of Ventimiglia was forced between the Republic of Genoa and Provence. In 1575, Tenda was finally annexed to Savoy, which began a new prosperity, linked to commercial traffic through Colle di Tenda: the village of Tenda spread rapidly outside the walls.
You can discover the most beautiful heritage of the medieval borough from an alley that connects its historic gates to the south and to the north. In the 16th century, Tenda experienced a certain prosperity. Many door frames carved with symbols and mottos are still witnesses of that era. The omnipresence of the green Tenda stone in the village, for the decoration of architraves and monuments, as well as for more modest works, creates a remarkable singularity in the alleys.
The proposed itinerary allows the discovery of many architraves decorated in green Tende stone and a representative variety of historical works.
Limited accessibility (steps / steep slopes). Free permanent access.