Rocca del Corno and Roman Bridge

April 16, 2020

Val Ponci (1)

Photographer: Piero Armando 
Summary Author: Piero Armando 

Limestone rock is widespread around the town of Finale Ligure, in the Italian region of Liguria. This rock, after millions of years of erosion, has formed a familiar karst landscape, that includes cliffs (like Rocca del Corno, pictured above at top) and caves, some of which have been inhabited since prehistoric times.

In the Ponci Valley, it’s still possible to visit the 5 Roman bridges (bottom photo) of Via Julia Augusta, a Roman consular road constructed in 13 BC, under the reign of Emperor Augustus. This road completed the link between Rome and the southern coast of Gaul. Photo taken on February 24, 2020.

Photo Details: Canon EOS 600D camera; ISO 400; 1/100 sec exposure; 70-25 mm focal length; f/7.1.