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Borbera localizzazione.jpg
Location within the southeast Piedmont
Country Italy
Basin features
Main source Monte Chiappo, Ligurian Alps
about 1,700 m (5,600 ft)
River mouth The Scrivia at Vignole Borbera (Province of Alessandria) in the frazione Precipiano
226 m (741 ft)
Basin size 212 km2 (82 sq mi)
Physical characteristics
Length 38 km (24 mi)
  • Average rate:
    6.5 m3/s (230 cu ft/s)

The Borbera (Borbëa in Ligurian or Borbaja in Piedmontese) is a major torrente (a stream whose flow is marked by a high degree of seasonal variation) of the Province of Alessandria in the Italian region Piedmont.


It begins at an elevation of 1,700 metres (5,600 ft) on Monte Chiappo and runs a course of 38 kilometres (24 mi) before flowing into the Scrivia as its major right tributary at Vignole Borbera.

The river passes through the territories of the following communes: Cabella Ligure, Albera Ligure, Rocchetta Ligure, Cantalupo Ligure, Borghetto di Borbera, Vignole Borbera, Stazzano, Arquata Scrivia, Serravalle Scrivia.

Coordinates: 44°42′31″N 8°52′17″E / 44.7085°N 8.8714°E / 44.7085; 8.8714