Relaxing walks in the Gran Paradiso National Park, the first nature park in Italy, to admire and photograph the local flora and fauna, but also harder hiking trails at the foot of the only 4,000-metre summit entirely located in Italy, with breathtaking views over the surrounding mountains. There must be a reason why Popes John Paul II and Benedict XVI chose this region for their summer holidays!
You can choose between Cogne, a charming and eco-friendly holiday resort part of the Alpine Pearls circuit, Rhêmes-Notre-Dame, a small village with a familiar atmosphere, or Valsavarenche, the wildest of the three valleys of the Gran Paradiso area.
Next to the three valleys of the Park, a fourth one is a great destination for nature lovers: Valgrisenche, with its high and rugged mountains, is the kingdom of any kind of sports, from trekking to heliskiing and climbing.
And if you love traditional craftsmanship, in these valleys you will discover real treasures of textile manufacturing: the Dentellières of Cogne, keepers of the ancient art of bobbin lace, and the Tisserands of Valgrisenche, wool weavers caught between tradition and constant search for innovation.
Gran Paradiso, the perfect meeting between nature and tradition.