Valle Germanasca

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Germanasca Valley
Val Germanasca
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View of the valley
Location of the valley in Piedmont, NW Italy
Location of the valley in Piedmont, NW Italy
Location Piedmont, Italy
Floor elevation 600–3,060 m (1,970–10,040 ft)
Long-axis length around 30 km (19 mi)
Geology
Type River valley
Geography
Coordinates 44°56′13″N 7°07′19″E / 44.937045°N 7.121937°E / 44.937045; 7.121937Coordinates: 44°56′13″N 7°07′19″E / 44.937045°N 7.121937°E / 44.937045; 7.121937

The Valle Germanasca is a valley in the province of Turin, Piedmont, north-western Italy run by the Germanasca stream, a right affluent of the Chisone.

The valley is a renowned summer tourist resort, its main attraction being its natural landscape. The main resort is Ghigo, a frazione of the commune of Prali. Also visited are the Talc mines of the valley, which are of its main resources and are still active.

Valle Germanasca is one the Piedmontese valleys in which the majority of the population belongs to the Waldensian Evangelical Church.

Notable summits[edit]

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

  • Gran Queyron - 3.060 m
  • Bric Ghinivert - 3.037 m
  • Monte Barifreddo - 3.028 m
  • Bric Rosso (or Monte Politri) - 3.026 m
  • Cima Frappier - 3.003 m
  • Bric Bucie - 2.998 m
  • Punta Vergia - 2.990 m
  • Bric di Mezzogiorno - 2.986 m
  • Monte Gran Mioul - 2.974 m
  • Fea Nera - 2.946 m