An authentic and wild alpine valley rich in natural heritage and traditions
Scopri la Valle Grana
The Valle Grana territory is an almost intact environmental niche, where ancient history and uncontaminated nature are intertwined with the traditions of the Occitan-Provençal culture and gastronomic excellence. Paths and mule tracks accompany you from the alluvial plain at the
bottom of the valley, through the narrow gorges of the torrent, up to the boundless prairies of the high ridge surrounding the Sanctuary of San Magno, a GTA stop-off point.
In less than 25 linear kilometres, the variety of environment and climate create a perfect place for fruit-growing, livestock breeding and sheep-farming: culinary specialties continue to mark the economy of these lands, such as the prized King of cheeses already popular in the 12 th century: the
Castelmagno cheese PDO (Protected Designation of Origin)
Let the beauty of the Grana Valley captivate you.
Artistic and architectural beauties of millenary churches and chapels hidden in the woods are
scattered in all the eight municipalities that shape the territory. From Hans Clemer's painting cycle in the parish church of Bernezzo, to Pietro da Saluzzo's frescoes in Monterosso Grana, to the small distinctive signs of the industrial revolution such as the Spinning Wheel in Caraglio, Porta di Valle.
There are paths that can tell stories to both adults and children, transporting you to the mountain civilisation of the past. Amateur roads and some of the most difficult climbs, such as Colle Fauniera, where the statue dedicated to Marco Pantani, a cyclist who performed a remarkable feat here in 1998. All of this is waiting for you to enjoy!