Valle del Gran San Bernardo
Valle del Gran San Bernardo, 11010 Gignod AO, Italy
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The Gran San Bernardo Valley is a side valley of the Aosta Valley. It takes its name from the Gran San Bernardo hill, where the valley ends. The Gran San Bernardo Valley detaches from the central valley of the Dora Baltea at the height of Aosta and climbs up to the Gran San Bernardo hill which separates it from the Valais. The Valpelline branches off from the Gran San Bernardo Valley at Gignod. Over the centuries the valley has been a great communication route with the nearby Valais.
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The Valpelline is a side valley of Valle d'Aosta. It takes its name from one of the towns in the valley: Valpelline. It branches off from the Gran San Bernardo Valley at Gignod and climbs up to Colle Collon which separates it from Valais. It is located at the foot of the Grand Combin mountain, although the summit of the latter is entirely in Switzerland because the borderline passes south of the mountain.
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