Cogne Aosta Valley

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.
The protection of a natural area in continuous transformation implies the constant quest for balance between environmental protection requirements and the conscious use of natural resources.

The visitor center is made up of multimedia systems, interactive games, role play and an original "sensory space" which offers visitors the chance to appreciate the scents of nature and hear the characteristic sounds of the forest.

Parco Nazionale Gran Paradiso

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

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

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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