"A very lovely little town" Tende by blumia

Tende Travel Guide: 14 reviews and 76 photos

Tende and other little place there are centers for excursions into the Marcantour, best for hiking but jeep tours are also available.


Tende was a fortified town guarding an important pass into the Piemont. It´s a very lovely little Italian-style medieval mountain town, with houses grouped tightly together on the flank of the mountain. Buildings are typically medieval houses ans alpine architecture, with narrow streets, vaulted passages and sculpted door lintels. The houses are roofed in lauze, a local varient of slate, and are often dark in the shadow of the mountains. There are many houses of the 15th century.
The line of mountains along the Franco-Italian border include over 20 peaks higher than 2000m. 10 km north of town is the Col de Tende.

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  • In a nutshell:Very impressive!!!!
  • Last visit to Tende: Aug 2006
  • Intro Updated May 9, 2016
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  • tini58de's Profile Photo
    Apr 22, 2007 at 4:46 AM

    Was für ein verstecktes Stückchen Erde - thanks for a fine little page! Dir einen sonnigen Rest-Sonntag noch!!!

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