Cogne Aosta Valley

Dentelles de Cogne

The tradition of the hand-made lace date back around 1665. Contrary to other French or Belgian lace-traditions, there aren’t any cartoons; patterns are handed down from mother to daughter.

Today in Cogne there are still 130 lace-women, gathered in a cooperative society, and they produce every years about 3000 metres of precious lace, known for its aesthetic, but also functional, excellence. 

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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Giardino botanico

The Giardino Alpino Paradisia is a truly unique garden, hovering at 1700 m above sea level in the Grand Paradiso National Park.

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Cascate di Lillaz

The Lillaz waterfalls are only an easy 10-minute walk from the hamlet of Lillaz (part of Cogne municipality) and are by far the most attractive ones in Valle d'Aosta. These waterfalls, which ice over in winter but are very powerful in summer, are fed by the abundant waters of the Urtier torrent and cover a drop of 150 metres in three long rocky falls. There are also splendid views over the Valleile valley, dominated by its own and the Sengie glaciers.

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