Tappa 5 - Ventimiglia
Balzi Rossi Caves and the Museum of Prehistory
The Balzi Rossi derive their name from the colour of the cliffs surrounding the cave’s entrance. The area is made up of caves and crevices in which large numbers of animal remains and stone tools of the Palaeolithic Era have been preserved. Traces of the old Roman road’s route are still preserved in this site, they can be seen in the vertical section of cliff opposite the Prince’s Cave; they had been cut with ancient chisels to make way for the road. Besides a few caves, you can now also visit the recently refurbished Museum.