Of Ligurian derivation, the name (originally Pilia) means "barren grassy upland" and is a perfect description of the location! This medieval town in the hinterland behind Nice is in an exceptional position, perched wildly above the deep Faquin Ravine and surrounded by mountainous slopes planted with green olive groves. Wander among its stairways and vaulted passages to discover its Salt Tax Offices, and the 12C-13C church, flanked by an elegantly pointed Lombard steeple.
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