Valle Grana

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Grana Valley
Valle Grana
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The lowest part of the valley
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Location of the valley in Piedmont, NW Italy
Floor elevation600–2,647 m (1,969–8,684 ft)
Lengtharound 25 km (16 mi) west east
Geology
TypeRiver valley
Geography
LocationProvince of Cuneo, Piedmont, Italy
Coordinates44°24′36″N 7°18′00″E / 44.41000°N 7.30000°E / 44.41000; 7.30000Coordinates: 44°24′36″N 7°18′00″E / 44.41000°N 7.30000°E / 44.41000; 7.30000

The Valle Grana is a valley in the province of Cuneo, Piedmont, northern Italy.

Etymology[edit]

The valley takes its name form the Grana stream, a left-hand tributary of the Maira which flows through the valley.

Geography[edit]

It is located between the Val Maira from the north and the Valle Stura di Demonte on the south. Starting from Caraglio, in the plain, it has a length of some 24 km until the Colle Fauniera (also known as Colle dei Morti), at 2,511 m.

Other comuni in the valley include Valgrana, Monterosso Grana, Pradleves and Castelmagno. In the latter's territory is the Sanctuary of San Magno, a notable religious building at 1,761 m of altitude. The highest peak is the Monte Tibert (2,647 m).

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