Valsavarenche

Valsavarenche

This area is the homeland of the two founding fathers of the autonomy of the region in the post-war period: Émile Chanoux and Federico Chabod. Their endeavours are explained and illustrated in the Museum of the Resistance in Rovenaud; the parish church of Dégioz, which houses a display of sacred art, is consecrated to the Madonna del Carmine.

The Valsavarenche is the heart of the Gran Paradiso National Park: centuries-old forest, splendid, unspoilt natural landscapes, mountain huts and old royal hunting lodges, characteristic localstyle buildings in Nex and Tignet and numerous communal ovens and churches in each little hamlet. The area is also the departure point for the routes that lead up to the summit of the only wholly Italian of the four-thousanders, the Gran Paradiso! This is a veritable paradise for nature lovers and those who enjoy people-friendly, unspoilt landscapes. In winter, some beautiful circular cross country ski trails can be found at Dégioz and Pont, as well as a small area for downhill skiing.