Strona di Mosso Valley
|Strona di Mosso Valley|
|Valle Strona di Mosso or Valle di Mosso|
The highest part of the valley
|Floor elevation||250–1,626 m (820–5,335 ft)|
|Long-axis length||around 20 km (12 mi)|
The valley takes its name from Strona di Mosso, a right-hand tributary of the Cervo which flows through the valley. In the names of some of the towns and villages of the valley the term Mossso is also included, like i.e. Mosso Santa Maria, Valle Mosso or Crocemosso.
The valley strarts from the mountains where it meets with Cervo Valley and Sessera Valley; going southwards it encompasses a whide, hilly, area and ends near Cossato a little before the confluence of the Strona in the Cervo.
Besides Mosso and Valle Mosso other municipalities of the area are Cossato (a town which lies in the main valley near its exit on the Po plain) and Bioglio, Callabiana, Camandona, Crosa, Lessona, Piatto, Pettinengo, Quaregna, Ronco Biellese, Selve Marcone, Soprana, Strona, Ternengo, Trivero, Vallanzengo, Valle San Nicolao, Veglio, Zumaglia.
Among the summits which surround the valley (all belonging to the Biellese Alps) there are:
- Monticchio (1.697 m);
- Monte Marca (1.616 m);
- Rocca d'Argimonia (1.610 m);
- Monte Rubello (1.414 m);
- Monte Casto (1.138 m);
- Monte Rovella (889 m).
Notes and references
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