Maira Valley

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
  (Redirected from Valle Maira)
Jump to: navigation, search
Maira Valley
Val Maira, Valle Macra
Alta Val Maira.jpg
The highest part of the valley
Vallemairaposizione it.png
Location of the valley in Piedmont, NW Italy
Location Italy
Floor elevation 500 - 3.412m
Long-axis length around 45km
Geology
Type River valley

Maira Valley (in Italian Val Maira or Valle Macra) is a valley in south-west of Piedmont in the Province of Cuneo, Italy.

Etymology[edit]

The valley takes its name from the river Maira, a right-hand tributary of the Po which flows through the valley.

Geography[edit]

The municipalities of the valley are Busca, Villar San Costanzo, Dronero, Roccabruna, Cartignano, San Damiano Macra, Macra, Celle di Macra, Stroppo, Elva, Canosio, Marmora, Prazzo and Acceglio.[1]

Notable summits[edit]

Among the notable summits which surround the valley (all of them belonging to the Cottian Alps) there are:

  • Monte Oronaye - 3100 m
  • Buc de Nubiera - 3215 m
  • Brec de Chambeyron - 3412 m
  • Tête de la Frema - 3143 m
  • Monte Chersogno - 3.026 m
  • Pelvo d'Elva - 3.064 m
  • Rocca la Marchisa - 3072 m
  • Monte Maniglia - 3177 m
  • Rocca la Meja - 2.831 m

Notes and references[edit]

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

Related articles[edit]

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 44°30′07″N 7°08′16″E / 44.50194°N 7.13778°E / 44.50194; 7.13778