The necropolis, of which at least fifteen "a cassetta" tombs
are known, was placed on terraces along the slope, to the foot of the big south-western wall of Mount Corchia. The tombs were gathered in nuclei corresponding to family groups and covered with stone piles.
The grave goods often consists of typical Ligurian pottery, such as the ollae
used as cinerary vessels
, decorated with rich geometric patterns in an orange hue of red on the light background of the vase. Next to these, the black glazed
clay cups from northern Etruria (Volterra, Pisa) are a proof of trade with Etruscan settlements. In the men's tombs we find spearheads that have been broken or ritually bent; they are also present, though smaller, in the children's tombs. The presence of an iron axe, a sign of woodcutting, mentioned among the activities of the Ligurians by ancient sources, is of particular interest. The remarkable level of wealth reached by the community is confirmed by goods found in a woman's tomb, where, next to a cinerary urn painted in an orange hue of red and to two black glazed cups, numerous other personal ornaments had been placed: three bronze fibulae
, a belt, probably made of leather (of which a hook and a series of eighteen ornate plaquettes remain), a bronze ring with smooth setting and a rich necklace composed of thirty amber beads. A soapstone spindle
attests the task of spinning, performed at home by the women.
The necropolis is the only trace of an important settlement, otherwise unknown, that must have been abandoned by the beginning of the IInd
century a.D.: the burial place fell into disuse, probably during the most violent confrontations between Romans and Ligurians.