Culture

Culture

Parco Nazionale Gran Paradiso

Gran Paradiso National Parc

A world to discover. The birth of the Gran Paradiso National Park dates back to the 1922. The Italian State, accepting the donation of the royal hunting reserve by Vittorio Emanuele III, established the national Park, entrusting the administration of these territories to a Royal Commission. The creation of a protected area is strongly linked to the safeguarding of the animal symbol of the Park, the Alpine Ibex, of which, after the WW II, only 416 specimens had survived in the whole world and all of them within the territory of the Park.

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Il Folklore

Il Folklore

Cogne Valley has always been famous for its lively festive occasions, where dancing and singing are accompanied by accordions and the beat of drums.

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La chiesa Parrocchiale di Sant’Orso

Sant'Orso parish church

Historical records mention that the entire community contributed to building their church in 1202, probably on the same site as the present one.

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La Maison Gerard Dayné

La Maison Gerard Dayné

The “Maison Gérard-Dayné” , museum, is situated on the boundaries of the historical village of Cogne.

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Les dentelles de Cogne

Dentelles de Cogne

The tradition of the hand-made lace date back around 1665.

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Le antiche miniere

The old mines

The history of the Liconi, Colonna and Costa del Pino magnetite mines on the slopes of Mount Creya dates right back to Salassi and Roman times and continued up to 1979, the year in which the mines were officially closed.

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Il centro Visitatori Parco Nazionale del Gran Paradiso

The Gran Paradiso National Park visitor center

The Visitor Centre in Cogne is presented to visitors as a research laboratory in which to study and understand the natural events and learn more about the environment.

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