For centuries the last shelter for wayfarers before the pass
Limonetto in the past
Welcome to 'Il Gä', the ancient village along the Roman road of the
Colle di Tenda, campsite of the Saracens during their occupation.
The Limonetto roots date back to the Roman Empire. From the Middle Ages
this land has become a way of passage for armies, pilgrims and famous
people, including a Pope..
The 70s and the mass tourism
Thanks to Don Francesco Brondello, the 'entrepreneur priest', in the 70s
the ski area of Limonetto has become one of the most important ski
areas in the Province and a popular tourist resort both in summer and
Several buildings were built at that time, which fortunately did not
damage the small historic village with its narrow streets..
The 'new deal' for the future
many little ski lifts have been slowly replaced by a single modern
chairlift and now Limonetto looks confidently to the future: hiking,
ski-touring, snowshoeing, in a wonderful natural environment on the
border with the 'Alpi Marittime' park.
The marginalization is turning into an added value, the old village is
now living a 'second life' with many renovating projects..
a four season paradise
Enjoy our mountains in summer and winter
Limonetto: among three parks
The Maritime and Ligurian Alps
The fortress of Colle di Tenda
A land rich in history
The old 'Via del Sale'
The dirt road from the Alps to the sea
Alpine ski: the Riserva Bianca
70 km of groomed ski slopes
Ski touring and snowshoes
Open spaces and wild nature
Trekking routes in Limonetto
GTA, Via Alpina, GR52a and local trails
INFORMATION AND USEFUL LINKS
Limonetto, hamlet 5 km from Limone Piemonte (CN) - 12015
The community page
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Click 'like' to stay updated.
Join the community with your suggestions and your criticisms.
ASSOCIAZIONE PRO LIMONETTO
The new group of young people who has taken over the Pro Loco Limonetto
needs the help of all.
Follow the Facebook page, be updated on the events program, but also
interact with your ideas; you participate in creating your holiday!
Tourist Office and City Administration
The life of Limonetto is tied with Limone Piemonte, as regards the administration of the territory.
Here you find all the institutional information and the tourist office.
Shops, bars and restaurants
A town will stay alive if its inhabitants will keep it alive ..... bars,
restaurants, small businesses are essential to life, without their
service the town would die.
Sometimes even a coffee or buying something helps these people who are
keeping open with great difficulty what it is a real service
WEATHER FORECAST AND WEBCAM
On-line weather station
Detailed forecast for Limonetto and Europe, with the main webcams in the
area; this is one of the oldest private weather stations, in operation
A HOUSE IN LIMONETTO
Buy your chalet in our village
Far from the hustle and bustle of Limone, surrounded by nature, with a small pedestrianized historical centre, Limonetto is the ideal place for a real estate investment..
WHERE TO SLEEP
A holiday in Limonetto to discover our mountains
OVERNIGHT STAY IN LIMONETTO
Different solutions for your holiday (by Arrucador)
BED AND BREAKFAST L'ABRIC
A private room in the historic centre (by Arrucador)
ASK INFORMATION ABOUT REAL ESTATE, ACCOMODATION, OUTDOOR, OTHER SERVICES
AMONG REGIONAL AND NATIONAL PARKS
Limonetto: your best starting point to discover the Maritime Alps
Limonetto is beside the Maritime Alps Park
and the French Mercantour National Park, and the dirt road called 'Via
del Sale' leads to the Marguareis Park; Click on the logo to go to the
parks official sites.
These are wonderful protected areas that have been chosen to be part of a
greater project: the nomination for UNESCO World Heritage Site.
A convenient access road, public parking lots at the start of the trails
and rail service to Limone (Cuneo-Ventimiglia and Cuneo-Nice);
Limonetto is a favorite starting point to discover the parks!
THE IMPRESSIVE SAVOY FORTRESSES
A defensive bulwark of the Kingdom of Italy
The six fortresses overlooking the Roya Valley never had a baptism
of fire, being already obsolete at the time when they were built.
Until the Second World War they have been primarily used as barracks.
After decades you can still visit the most superficial part of the
structures, and a range of communication tunnels. Access to the Colle di
Tenda in summer is guaranteed by a paved road.
If you wish to make a visit to the fortifications, you can get
detailed information and maps at the newsstand or at the bar in
Limonetto; write us if you need more information.
THE OLD DIRT ROAD CALLED 'VIA DEL SALE'
Way through the centuries for merchants, pilgrims, soldiers.
With an international project the road has been repaired and made
safe; vehicle access is allowed, but with a toll and some rules of
conduct. However, you can freely access with MTB, on horseback and on
foot. The track leads you for tens of kilometers in the high mountains
at an average altitude of over 2,000 meters, in a dry environment with
very little water; at the Colle dei Signori the Rifugio Don Barbera is
open for the summer season, with overnight service and restaurant.
On-line rules: Strada ex-militare Limone-Monesi.
Useful information for bikers : MTB Via del Sale.
Complete maps and documentation made by Piergiorgio Martino, can be
purchased at the newsstand and at the Limonetto 'Bar dal Ga', or you can
ALPINE SKIING, THE 'RISERVA BIANCA' RESORT
Dozens of kilometers of groomed ski-runs and many free-ride tracks
The ski resort of Limone Piemonte, in the area of Colle di Tenda, is
accessible from three different access points: Limone Piemonte,
Limonetto and Quota 1400; in Limonetto are the most comfortable and
spacious parking lots, including a public garage.
The slopes have different levels of difficulty to suit both beginners
and experienced skiers. and there are many free ride excursions for
In the image of this page you can see the ski slopes of Limonetto, situated in the valley of San Lorenzo.
Ski touring, ski mountaineering and snowshoeing have grown in
popularity. It has been adopted by skiers looking for new snow, by
alpinists, and by those seeking to avoid the high costs of traditional
alpine skiing at resorts.
Limonetto has always been a popular area for ski touring (Rocca
dell'Abisso and the Giosolette), but today it is becoming also an
important starting point for pleasant walks with snowshoes, less
demanding and suitable for beginners.
Itineraries and maps can be purchased at the
kiosk and the bar in Limonetto or you can email us to get information
online. IMPORTANT: Do not forget to check the avalanche forecast before
venturing out into unattended areas! AVALANCHE WARNING REGIONE PIEMONTE.
MOUNTAINS IN THE SUMMER - WELLNESS AND NATURE
Limonetto: at the crossroads of the great hiking trails
We have three important international trails passing by: GTA (Grande
Traversata delle Alpi from the swiss border to the sea, link: GTA PIEMONTE
), GR52A (French trekking trail from Limonetto to the sea) and the Via
Alpina (An european project from Slovenia to Monaco Monte-Carlo, link: VIA ALPINA).
But our mountains have also short and easy trails for day trips, you can
go by yourself or with our official hiking guide (Paola Manna -
The map created by Piergiorgio Martino is very accurate and can be
purchased at the newsstand and at the bar in Limonetto,
but can also downloaded from this page: TRAILS MAP