Attractions to explore nearby 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.
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.
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.
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 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 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.
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
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.
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.
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 Grivola is a mountain of the Gran Paradiso massif, in Graian, high 3,969 m above sea level. It is located along the divide between Valsavarenche and Val di Cogne in Valle d'Aosta between the villages of Cogne, Valsavarenche, and Aymavilles. It is the third-highest in the Gran Paradiso massif. A nice trekking destination and also this peak offers the best panoramic views of this area.