Valle Stura di Demonte

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Stura di Demonte Valley
Valle Stura di Demonte
Sambuco pan da borgata serre.jpg
The valley around Sambuco
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Schematic map of the valley
Location Piedmont, Italy
Floor elevation 630–3,031 m (2,067–9,944 ft)
Long-axis direction west east
Long-axis length around 50 km (31 mi)
Geology
Type glacial and karts valley[1]
Geography
Coordinates 44°19′N 7°10′E / 44.31°N 7.17°E / 44.31; 7.17Coordinates: 44°19′N 7°10′E / 44.31°N 7.17°E / 44.31; 7.17

The Stura di Demonte Valley (in Italian Valle Stura di Demonte) is a valley in south-west of Piedmont in the Province of Cuneo, Italy.

Etymology[edit]

The valley takes its name from the river Stura di Demonte, a left-hand tributary of the Tanaro which flows through the valley.

Geography[edit]

The municipalities of the valley are Aisone, Argentera, Borgo San Dalmazzo, Demonte, Gaiola, Moiola, Pietraporzio, Rittana, Roccasparvera, Sambuco, Valloriate and Vinadio.[2]

Notable summits[edit]

Among the notable summits which surround the valley there are:

  • Monte Tenibres - 3.031 m
  • Cima di Corborant - 3.007 m
  • Becco Alto d'Ischiator - 2.996 m
  • Testa dell'Ubac - 2.991 m
  • Enciastraia - 2.955 m
  • Rocca dei Tre Vescovi - 2.867 m

Access[edit]

The valley can be reached by car/bus from the Po Plain following the strada statale[3] nr. 21 della Maddalena, which ends with the Colle della Maddalena and connects the Valle Stura di Demonte with the Ubaye Valley (France).

Notes and references[edit]

  1. ^ Presentazione della Valle Stura di Demonte, Cluudio Trova, web-page on www.vallidicuneo.net (accessed in December 2012)
  2. ^ Carta Tecnica Regionale raster 1:10.000 (vers.3.0) of Regione Piemonte - 2007
  3. ^ Strada statale = national road

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