On foot

Path of the Anchovies

Path of the Anchovies

The route, of evident historical and cultural interest, offers an overview of the places of origin of the “anchoiers”, the sellers of preserved fish in Celle di Macra, whose activity has strongly characterized this territory since the second half of the nineteenth century.

For a long time the anchovy-making trade was practiced seasonally, but after the war it became an activity that was no longer itinerant, marking the transition from seasonal to permanent emigration.

In the hamlets located along the itinerary you will find the homes of families of anchovies who still currently practice the trade on the markets, but who still continue to maintain a strong link with their native land.


  • Ascent: 360 m
  • Distance: 6.6 km
  • Region: Celle di Macra
  • Difficulty: Easy, Family-friendly

Mountain sports are potentially dangerous activities and must be undertaken with the right equipment and preparation. We invite you to consult the weather and avalanche bulletin before embarking on an excursion and/or contact a guide for assistance. The Valle Maira Tourist Consortium declines any responsibility in relation to the advice and itineraries shown here, which must be evaluated personally according to the weather conditions and snow cover.