Località Belvedere, 11025 Gressoney-Saint-Jean AO, Italy
About Castel Savoia
The Savoy Castle is a villa nineteenth-century style eclectic located in Gressoney-Saint-Jean, in Valle d'Aosta. The building, while bearing the name of "castle", is actually a large three-story villa in an eclectic style, characterized by five neo-Gothic towers. The mixture of styles was an explicit request of the sovereign, who personally participated in the progress of the work with particular assiduity.
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Testa Grigia is a rocky prominence above the Theodul Pass, located on the border between Italy and Switzerland. It overlooks the Plateau Rosa section of the Theodul Glacier on its east side. It is usually climbed from the Gressoney side, where the climb presents no technical difficulties, as the route is assisted by a fixed rope. The summit offers a fine balcony view of Monte Rosa and the Matterhorn.
The lake Gabiet is a reservoir of Valle d'Aosta. The basin is located in the Lys valley above Gressoney-La-Trinité at an altitude of 2,373 m asl and feeds the Gressoney-La-Trinité hydroelectric plant and allows the generation of 11 MW, with a production of 14.5 GWh / year. The dam that made up the lake, made by a massive gravity dam, was built between 1919 and 1922. The lake can be reached via the gondola that goes from Stafal to just below the lake.
The Col de Joux is an alpine pass located in the Aosta Valley in the municipality of Saint-Vincent. The pass was in the past very popular, and in particular, it was used by the Valsesian emigrants on their way to Savoy and France who, through the Val Vogna , the Valdobbia and Ranzola hills reached the Col de Joux to continue then passing the city of Aosta and climbing to the Piccolo San Bernardo hill.
The Bätt pass is a pass in the Pennine Alps at an altitude of 2,727 meters in the Aosta Valley, between the Ayas valley and the Lys valley. This pass is commonly called col de Bettaforcaz, Frenchization of the word Bättfòrkò, meaning precisely col du Bätt in the titsch of Gressoney-La-Trinité. But it should be noted that the toponym Col de Bettaforcaz is in fact a repetition.
The Val Vogna is a downstream side of Valsesia, in the territory of the fraction Riva Valdobbia. It extends for 14 km and can be reached from the hamlet of Riva via a small asphalted road which after a few bends reaches the hamlet of Cà di Janzo. From here the road continues slightly uphill to the hamlet of Sant'Antonio.
The step of Salati is a mountain pass that constitutes the natural border between the Valsesia and the valley of Lys, respectively, in Piedmont and Valle d'Aosta. The pass opens between the Corno del Camoscio and the Stolemberg. It is reached by two important and modern cableways, a cableway coming from Gressoney-La-Trinité and a funifor from Alagna, included in the extensive Monterosaski ski area, one of the largest in Italy.
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