The sheerest part of the sea leads over the so-called Neri landslides. Here the waves pass from the light green color of the Mortola to the deeper blue of the Formiche rocks. After a stretch of dense vegetation, the fascinating and precarious Torre delle Barbici finally appears, a majestic testimony of past eras, marked by assaults, corsairs and occupations.
The area is frequented by mouflons and there is also a noisy colony of Mediterranean herring gulls. From the tower it is possible to reach the sea (via an unmarked path) so you can have a swim just below. During the spring, the Illyrian sea lily and the asphodel bloom in the Teglia (or "Teja").