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A valley of great emotions

The Val Grande National Park is located in the heart of the Verbano Cusio Ossola province, extending between steep crests and solitary peaks, and is part of the Sesia-Val Grande Geopark, a larger area of geological interest that has become part of the Global Geoparks Network, sponsored by UNESCO.

It is the largest wilderness area in Italy, a wilderness close to civilization. A unique valley, where nature is slowly recovering its spaces, where endless forests, transparent waters and undisputed silences accompany our steps. A sanctuary of the environment, to be visited with absolute respect. The long story of a mountain civilization narrated by the people and the places surrounding this area between Ossola, Verbano, Val Vigezzo, Valle Intrasca and Cannobina.

Walking along the Val Grande paths, we could discover the signs left by man in the past centuries, when the valley was the destination of shepherds and woodsmen, traces of a hard and poor life that arouses interest and admiration for the ability to adapt to such an impervious and inaccessible territory. And even those who reach only the threshold of such a wild area have the opportunity to live the feelings of a wilderness area. Because the Val Grande, even before a Park, is a valley of great emotions.

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