Some recent findings have helped to identify a vast settlement at the top of Mount Lieto (1016 m. a.s.l.), which is composed of several wide plateaus. Forms and decorations of the numerous pottery finds, still showing the influence of the Recent Bronze Age, suggest that the settlement must be placed at an early stage of the Final Bronze Age. The village, perched at the top of the mountain, sheltered a community mainly devoted to sheep farming and held a strategic position controlling the pastures.
Between the IIIrd and IInd century b.C., the mountain top was again occupied by a Ligurian village. Among the findings, together with locally produced vases, we also see black glazed ceramics and amphorae, material which was acquired by commerce with the neighbouring Etruscan populations. In particular, the fragment of a black glazed cup carries, etched on it, the beginning of an inscription in Etruscan characters (mi = I). The presence of millstones, grindstones and loom weights, as well as spindles, bears witness to the female arts of cooking, spinning and weaving.