Le Mànie is an inland location nestled within the municipality of Finale Ligure.
Renowned for its valuable viticultural agricultural area, they also hold significance in pastoralism. The expansive grassy meadows, popular for spring picnics, have been frequented by shepherds from the Maritime Alps since ancient times.
The abundance of caves, especially the enchanting “Arma delle Fate” and the captivating “Grotta dell’Arma,” whispers tales of ancient human habitation in this region.
During the Roman era, the Aemilia Scauri road was constructed, later undergoing enhancements for safety. Renamed Julia Augusta, known today as Val Ponci due to the remains of five magnificent Roman bridges, three of which are still in use.
The Church of San Giacomo served as the Sunday gathering spot for farming families that still populate Le Manie, animating the various beloved trattorias cherished by both locals and visitors.
Le Manie serves as a vibrant green haven, easily accessible to food and wine enthusiasts due to its short distance from the sea. Many trattorias and agriturismi offer the finest in local cuisine.
The entire region is crisscrossed by an extensive network of trails catering to trekking, Nordic walking, mountain biking and gravity biking enthusiasts.
To reach this splendid plateau, follow the directions from Finalpia. Numerous trails emanate from the plateau’s summit.