Like an open hand

Gesso

Seen from above, the valley resembles an open hand: the branches of Gesso streams fan out towards Valdieri and dive into the crystal heart of the Maritime Alps. Leaving the valley, the landscape is wild and full of contrasts, with steep walls, ample pastures, and ponds embedded in the rocks and small stubborn glaciers, the most southern of the Alps. Inhabited since prehistoric times, as evidenced by the prehistoric necropolis of Valdieri, the mountains of the Gesso Valley were once hunting grounds reserved for the King of the House of Savoy: today an open paradise to all, where the chamois and the ibex can live undisturbed.

A demanding environment, where plants, animals and even people have adapted. Within the typically alpine species of endemic plants and animals, stands the cultural heritage of the valley, valued by the Ecomuseum of rye. Examples are the Carnical Alpine Bear of Valdier rye and the summer festivals of rye and of lavender.


Entracque

» Altitude: 904m. / People: 852

Sights

The Parish Church of Sant’Antonino with its accompanying museum, the thirty fountains of the country, the Bealetto Sanctuary, the Santa Croce confraternity, the “Men and Wolves” Wildlife Center, the Luigi Einaudi hydroelectric pumping system, the Reina gorge

Sports

winter: cross country skiing, alpine skiing, ski touring, snowshoeing
summer: tennis, football, horseback riding, fishing, bowling; hiking and mountain biking; mountaineering and climbing.

Information

Contact: Tourist Office 0171 978616 - fax 0171 978977
email: info@entracque.org - website: www.entracque.org


Roaschia

» Altitude: 822m. / People: 155

Sights

The Parish Church of San Dalmazzo, the sundials and the frescoes in the street, the source of the Dragonera, the Grottoes of the Bandit, rye straw village roofs.

Sports

winter: hiking with snowshoes, cross country skiing.
summer: hiking and mountain biking, rock climbing.

Information

contact: Comune di Roaschia 0171 758119 - fax 0171 758188
email: comune.roaschia.cn@cert.legalmail.it
website: www.comune.roaschia.cn.it/


Valdieri

» Altitude: 904m. / People: 937

Sights

The Parish Church of San Martino, the town’s fountains, Lovera house, the Sanctuary of Madonna del Colletto, Protohistoric Necropolis, Museum of the Necropolis at the Museum of Resistance and the Territory, the Museum of traditional crafts and the Museum of Andonno Ethnography, the Ecomuseum of Rye, the culture path of Lo viol di tàit of Sant'Anna di Valdieri, the hunting lodges, the spas and the “Valderia” botanical garden at the Spa

Sports

winter: cross country skiing, alpine skiing, ski touring, hiking with snowshoes
summer: hiking and climbing (Andonno), fishing, hiking and mountain biking.

Information

Comune di Valdieri ph. +39 0171.97109 - Fax +39 0171.97149
valdieri@ruparpiemonte.it - http://www.comune.valdieri.cn.it


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