Maira Valley

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Maira Valley
Val Maira, Valle Macra
Alta Val Maira.jpg
The highest part of the valley
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Location of the valley in Piedmont, NW Italy
Location Piedmont, Italy
Floor elevation 500–3,412 m (1,640–11,194 ft)
Long-axis direction west east
Long-axis length around 45 km (28 mi)
Type River valley
Coordinates 44°30′07″N 7°08′16″E / 44.50194°N 7.13778°E / 44.50194; 7.13778Coordinates: 44°30′07″N 7°08′16″E / 44.50194°N 7.13778°E / 44.50194; 7.13778

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


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


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 - 3026 m
  • Pelvo d'Elva - 3064 m
  • Rocca la Marchisa - 3072 m
  • Monte Maniglia - 3177 m
  • Rocca la Meja - 2831 m
  • Punta Tempesta - 2679 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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