Undoubtedly one of the most interesting megalithic sites in Piedmont, Muro del Diavolo (the Devil’s Wall) in Arvenolo, Crodo, in Antigorio Valley, dates back to the protohistoric era and was built entirely using dry stone walling.
The size of the wall is truly remarkable: it is about 20 metres (66 ft) long, 6.3 metres (21 ft) high and 13 metres (43 ft) deep. Lightly worked stone blocks were used for its construction, forming a terrace, which probably contained other structures that have since been lost.
The dimensions and weights of the stones still in place today along the Devil’s Wall are truly incredible: the largest stones arranged horizontally are up to 6 metres (20 ft) long, with an estimated weight of more than 10 tonnes.
Archaeological finds from the Iron Age and Roman times testify ancient visitors to the Devil’s Wall in Arvenolo and its panoramic positions leads us to believe that it may have been a place of worship.
To get there, leave your car in Crego, a hamlet of Premia, and follow the road to Aleccio. After a 30-minute walk in the woods you’ll reach a clearing: the imposing wall is on the left of the path.