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Ronco Canavese, Province of Torino, Piedmont, Italy

Province of Torino
This small commune is situated very high in the middle of the Soana Valley, along the left bank of the Soana stream, a tributary of the Orco River, in an area of dense pine forests, beech, larch trees, pine, spruce and fir trees.

The commune includes over 30 hamlets, and is a lively tourist area and starting point for itineraries into the Gran Paradiso National Park, among the earliest natural parks established in Italy.

Info

  • Altitude: 956 m a.s.l
  • Population: about 400 inhabitants
  • Zip/postal code: 10080
  • Phone Area Code: 0124
  • Patron Saint: St. Giusto, celebrated on the last Sunday in July .

What to see

  • The Vallone di Guaria, which connects the Valle Soana with Ribordone and Orco valleys;
  • The church of San Giusto, with an altarpiece depicting the Virgin Mary in Egypt;
  • in the hamlet of Servino the "rascards": old barns, typical of the Aosta Valley, with the upper floor in wood and the lower in stone;
  • in Tor, an interesting medieval fortress;
  • The old forge of Ronco, which worked copper until the 1950s. The building is particularly impressive, and is currently undergoing renovation as an example of industrial archeology;
  • The Vallone di Forzo, included in 1979 in the Gran Paradiso National Park, Within this valley side can be made simply walk at a time of pretty villages, with the climbing site of Torre Lavina (3308 mt), and the Ciardoney Glacier.

Events

  • during Carnival, parades with characters in folk costumes.

Provinces of Piedmont