anello del ciappo delle conche
between archeology and nature
Il Ciappo delle Conche, a place with a magical atmosphere.
Surrounded by greenery, on top of Monte Cucco, this place takes you back in time, to the Iron Age.
The Ciappo delle Conche is a large slab of limestone (ciappo in the local language means stone) in which it is possible to see a prehistoric system for collecting rainwater.
In fact, there are rock carvings of different shapes: some are small rectangular basins, others circular, joined together by a network of channels.
Men collected rainwater for watering animals and to attract prey for hunting.
It is also said that these tubs were used for some ritual, and certainly the context lends itself.
In fact, in the hinterland of Finale Ligure there are several ciappi with engravings, but the Ciappo delle Conche is the largest and perhaps the most spectacular due to its position.
The practice of engraving then continued, and from the modern era we recognize a train, a boat and a flower.