Olivetta San Michele
This is an Italian - French border town in the middle of mountains
You can take a stroll along “Via dei Frantoi” paths and enjoy the local Rossese
The municipality of Olivetta San Michele together with its two villages of Olivetta on the River Bevera and San Michele on the Colle di Tenda road lies amidst olive groves and vineyards on the border with France and the nature conservation park in the Maritime Alps.
This area was a fiefdom of the Count of Ventimiglia and the bishop of Grasse, and the village of Olivetta was until 1862 the main centre in the Pema valley (this name referred to the position of the village on a rock cliff which was later renamed Piena). The traffic on the Salt Street could be monitored from the castle. The various villages (among them also Piene and Libri) still belonged to France until 1947.