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Rifugio Vittorio Emanuele II

Localita Moncorve, 11010 Valsavarenche AO, Italy

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About Rifugio Vittorio Emanuele II

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.



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Gran Paradiso massif2.78km from Rifugio Vittorio Emanuele II

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.

Gran Paradiso2.96km from Rifugio Vittorio Emanuele II

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.

Tresenta2.99km from Rifugio Vittorio Emanuele II

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 Chabod3.14km from Rifugio Vittorio Emanuele II

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.

Parco Nazionale Gran Paradiso7.47km from Rifugio Vittorio Emanuele II

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.

Colle del Nivolet7.71km from Rifugio Vittorio Emanuele II

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

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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.