Among the white cliffs, caves that have guarded the tombs of princes, ancient streets where armies and riches transited, Finalese is known by archaeologists all over the world

Finale stone, white limestone with natural caves and secret hideaways, was for millennia a perfect shelter for man and an extremely favourable environmental context for good preservation of archaeological items.

The most significant is the cavern of White Sands, with the tomb of the “Young Prince”, so-called because of the rich funeral outfit that accompanied the young man into the afterlife, formed by items coming from places distant thousand of kilometres.

It is one of the biggest Palaeolithic funeral complexes in the world, preserved at the renewed Archaeological Museum in Finale, in the Santa Caterina Convent in Finalborgo, and at the Ligurian Archaeology Museum in Genoa Pegli.

Important finds have also been made in the rural necropolises of Isasco and Perti, as well as in that of the famous five bridges from the imperial age in Val Ponci, connected to the Via Iulia Augusta. This was a consular road that connected the Po Valley with Liguria and Gaul and went down to Finale.