Parco Nazionale Gran Paradiso
About Parco Nazionale Gran Paradiso
The Gran Paradiso National Park is the oldest national park in Italy, established on December 3, 1922, located between the Valle d'Aosta and Piedmont regions, around to the Gran Paradiso massif, managed by the Gran Paradiso National Park Authority, based in Turin. Extending over an area of 71,043.79 hectares, on mainly mountainous terrain, on the French side it borders the Vanoise National Park.
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The Gran Paradiso, highest mountain, 13,323 ft, entirely within Italy and the culminating point of the Graian Alps. It includes a large territory of high mountains, from the 800 meters of the valley bottoms to the 4,061 meters of Gran Paradiso peak. Larch and fir woodlands, wide alpine grasslands, rocks, and glaciers make up an ideal setting for the life of a rich and various wildlife and for a visit leading to the discovery of the wonderful world of the high mountains.
The Gran Paradiso Massif is a mountain massif of the Graian Alps, consisting of the Gran Paradiso and a large part of the Gran Paradiso Alps, which is located entirely in Italian territory, straddling the Valle d'Aosta and Piedmont, east of the Grande Sassière and Rutor Alps, south-west of the Emilius-Tersiva chain. The southern section extends as far as Piedmont until it reaches the Colle del Nivolet.
La Tresenta is a mountain of the Gran Paradiso massif in the Graian Alps, located along the border between Piedmont and Valle d'Aosta. The normal ascent route starts from the Vittorio Emanuele II Refuge. From the refuge, you first climb the moraine and then the Montcorvé Glacier. After the glacier, go up the north-west slope of detrital nature. From the top, you can enjoy a wide view. On one side there is the highest mass of the Gran Paradiso, on the other the elegant shape of the slightly high
The Vittorio Sella refuge is a refuge located in the municipality of Cogne, in the Val di Cogne, in the Graian Alps, at 2,584 m asl. On the site there was an ancient hunting house known as the Lauson since the nineteenth century, belonging to King Vittorio Emanuele II who went here to hunt the ibex. It is located within the Gran Paradiso national park in the Lauson basin, hence the name by which it is sometimes called.
The Federico Chabod refuge is a refuge located in the municipality of Valsavarenche, in Valsavarenche, in the Graian Alps, at 2,710 m asl. It is named after Federico Chabod historian and mountaineer of the Aosta Valley. It is located in the Côte Savolère area at the foot of the north-west face of the Gran Paradiso and within the Gran Paradiso National Park. One of the picturesque location and also you can reach here by facing several challenges.
The Paradisia alpine garden is located in Valnontey, at 1700 meters above sea level and within the Gran Paradiso national park. The garden was born in 1955 at the behest of the board of directors of the Gran Paradiso national park, with the aim of preserving and enhancing the flora of the park. The task of establishing the garden is entrusted to prof. Corti and prof. Peyronel, while the site was chosen by virtue of the favorable position that allows to the reproduction of different habitats.
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Piedmont is a region in northwest Italy, one of the 20 regions of the country. It borders the Liguria region to the south, the Lombardy and Emilia-Romagna regions to the east, and the Aosta Valley region to the northwest; it also borders Switzerland to the northeast and France to the west. It has an area of 25,402 km2 making it the second-largest region of Italy after Sicily and a population of 4,322,805 as of 30 June 2020. The capital of Piedmont is Turin.