Celle di Macra
The tradition of anchovy makers began here
Celle di Macra‘s remote location on the orographic right of the Maira river protected its 21 villages and hamlets from the passage of armies between the 16th and 17th centuries. Its architecture combines open barns separated from the houses, typical of the lower valley, and large buildings in which the barns are an integral part of the house.
Strolling along the banks of the river, it is easy to come across one of the many abandoned mills, evidence of the production of cereals, and in the Combe hamlet it is possible to see three completely recovered mills. Here, at an altitude of 1270 metres, a curious museum of anchovy makers awaits you, a trade that became widespread among its inhabitants in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Many breeders and farmers will welcome you with their products. In particular, you can meet the sturdy Merens horses, an indigenous breed from the Pyrenees, perfect for working in the fields and traversing steep trails. An ideal place for a relaxing holiday amidst nature.
A selection of the most beautiful places and unmissable destinations in the municipality of Celle di Macra.
Winter in the mountains was very hard to live in: snow covered fields and forests and survival required ingenuity. Crafts...