A pristine corner of Piedmont at the foot of Monviso waiting to be discovered
A few kilometres of motorway from Turin lies a wonderful territory formed by environments ranging from the rolling hills of the valley to the rich grasslands at a high altitude, up to the 3841 metres a.s.l. of the imposing Re di Pietra (“King of Stone”), the Monviso, from whose slopes comes the Po, the longest river in Italy.
A small strip of Piedmont that has been recognised by UNESCO as a Biosphere Reserve of Monviso, a discreet land, but of extraordinary beauty and unlike any other.
hese valleys are the ideal location for those who love the mountains and nature and especially outdoor sports: from hiking to horseback riding; from mountain biking to rock and ice climbing; from kite surfing to paragliding; from Alpine skiing to cross country skiing; from canoeing to rafting.
Among the beautiful cities of art of the plain, Saluzzo, ancient capital of the Marquisate, is the gateway to the five Alpine valleys that flow naturally from the majestic peaks towards a rich and welcoming lower valley. A vast cultural heritage, beautiful landscapes and culinary excellences are found scattered pretty much everywhere, between the towns of the plains and the Po, Varaita, Maira, Grana and Stura Valleys. A land of craftsmanship that has shaped the history of the local villages and townships, and of local products that are part of the Atlas of Flavours of Monviso and the Occitan Lands.
Five itineraries for visitors to be travelled on an ideal climb upwards, but that at the same time lend themselves to slow cross-country walks that allow for pleasant stops and testify to the existence of a common denominator, of a shared tradition that still resonates today in the sweet melodiousness of the Occitan language.
It is precisely in Occitan culture that this strip of land rediscovers ancient ties and a sense of belonging. From the medieval troubadours to modern day in a lively and colourful path that translates into a language, customs, music and dancing, symbolic of the care of the land and genuineness of the people. Multiple offers throughout an Alpine territory that is waiting to be experienced and leave you speechless.
MOVE is eager to have you as its guests and help you to discover all this and much more.
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