Chiusella Valley

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Chiusella Valley
Val Chiusella or Valchiusella
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Some of the mountains in the NW of the valley
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Location of the valley in Piedmont, northern Italy
Location Piedmont, Italy
Floor elevation 375–2,819 m (1,230–9,249 ft)[1]
Long-axis length around 25 km (16 mi)
Geology
Type River valley
Geography
Coordinates 45°31′01″N 7°45′00″E / 45.517°N 7.75°E / 45.517; 7.75Coordinates: 45°31′01″N 7°45′00″E / 45.517°N 7.75°E / 45.517; 7.75

The Chiusella valley (in Italian Valle Chiusella or, simply, Valchiusella) is a valley in the Province of Turin (Piedmont, Italy).

Etymology[edit]

Valchiusella takes its name from Chiusella, a right-hand tributary of the Dora Baltea which flows through the valley.

Geography[edit]

The valley strarts in the Graian Alps from the rough mountains where it meets with Aosta and Soana valleys and initially encompasses an almost unpopulated area used as pasturage during the summer. After Traversella the valley widens and becomes an hilly area punctuated with several small towns and villages.

The municipalities of the valley[edit]

The Val Chiusella is divided among the municipalities of:

Notable summits[edit]

Among the summits which surround the valley (all belonging to the Graian Alps) there are:

  • Monfandì - 2.819 m
  • Monte Giavino - 2.766 m
  • Monte Marzo - 2.756 m
  • Punta Liamau - 2.734 m
  • Punta Mariasco - 2.412 m
  • Monte Gregorio - 1955 m
  • Cima Bossola - 1.510 m

See also[edit]

Notes and references[edit]

  1. ^ Carta Tecnica Regionale raster 1:10.000 (vers.3.0) of Regione Piemonte - 2007

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