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Colle del Nivolet

Colle del Nivolet, 11010 Valsavarenche, Aosta Valley, Italy

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About Colle del Nivolet

The Colle Nivolet is a mountain pass located in Graian, the watershed between the Orco Valley and Valsavarenche, placed all inside the protected area of the Gran Paradiso National Park to the west of the homonymous massif, not far from the Italian- French border to the west. The road that, starting from 1580 m asl of Ceresole Reale climbs for 18.5 km up to the Nivolet hill, was built in 1931, with the main function of allowing easy access to the artificial reservoirs located at an altitude of ab



Attractions near Colle del Nivolet

Agnel Lake0.98km from Colle del Nivolet

The Lake Agnel is an artificial lake of Piedmont, located in the valley of Orco, in the municipality of Ceresole Reale, along the road from this salt to Nivolet hill, just above the lake Serru.  It is part of the complex of artificial lakes and powering various hydroelectric plants. This lake is famous in cinematography for being the location of the final scene of the 1969 film An Italian Shot.

Serrù Lake2.82km from Colle del Nivolet

Serrù Lake is a high mountain reservoir at an elevation of 2.275m above the sea level, located in the Province of Turin in the Italian region Piedmont. The lake is situated between the Aosta Valley and the Piemont region, in the heart of the Parco Nazionale Gran Paradiso. The road is very busy during summer weekends.

Rifugio Vittorio Emanuele II7.71km from Colle del Nivolet

The Vittorio Emanuele II refuge is an alpine refuge on the shores of Lake Moncorvé, located in the municipality of Valsavarenche (AO) in Valsavarenche in the Graian Alps, in the heart of the Gran Paradiso national park, at 2,732 m. The old refuge, built-in 1884 and still in use, was flanked by the current building with a parabolic roof, inaugurated in 1961. Both are dedicated to the first king of Italy Vittorio Emanuele II of Savoy, a great visitor to the area as a royal hunting reserve.

Lago di Ceresole8.67km from Colle del Nivolet

The Lake Ceresole is an artificial lake located in the Orco valley in the municipality of Ceresole Reale. The reservoir, more than 3 km long and about 700 meters wide, is formed by the dam of the Orco river and has a capacity of about 35 million cubic meters of water. Its waters feed the Rosone hydroelectric plant which has a production capacity of 70 million kWh per year. The reservoir is part of the complex of dams built in the Orco catchment area which power various hydroelectric plants.

Tresenta9.73km from 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

Rifugio Federico Chabod10.06km from Colle del Nivolet

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.

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The Aosta Valley is a mountainous autonomous region in northwestern Italy. It is bordered by Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes, France, to the west, Valais, Switzerland, to the north, and by Piedmont, Italy, to the south and east. The regional capital is Aosta.