The village of witches, as Triora is otherwise known, a village in Valle Argentina where ancient legends tell of a bloody witch trial in 1588, which culminated in a number of young girls and a boy being burnt at the stake, all of which is documented in the Museo Etnografico e della Stregoneria (Ethnographic and Witchcraft Museum).

The dilapidated houses, stone arches and vaults invoke a magical atmosphere that never ceases to surprise, with slate portals and bas-reliefs dating from between the 12th and 18th centuries.

Triora’s traditional dark, rustic bread, made with strong wheat flour and bran, is one of the 37 breads of Italy. The 112-metre high, Ponte di Loreto, which crosses the Argentina river, is simply breathtaking.