Thursday, January 18, 2018

Italy ~ Val Grande National Park - UNESCO ~

... Great Italian National Park nr6ツ... the largest wilderness area in the country... the perfect place to hike and enjoy the steep deep valleys, crystal-clear waters in gorges and most spectacular views... also an outdoor museum of the ancient civilization of the Alps.... with shepherd huts and shelters for Italian partisans fighting the Nazis during the WWII... a place for real nature lovers... not yet overrun by tourists... Thanks a lot Gian Luca & Raffaella!! (✿ ♥‿♥) → World Postcards
Val Grande National Park is a protected area located in Piedmont, in the north of Italy, at the border with Switzerland. It is most notable for landscapes of the High Alps and has an area of more than 15.000 ha near the Maggiore Lake. Most the park is mountainous with peaks of over 3000m and the  majority of the area is forested.

The Val Grande National Park was established in 1992 and in 1998 the area of the park was extended.
Since 2013, the National Park  along with that of the Val Sesia - has become part of the World Network of Geoparks protected by UNESCO.


 EUROPA Stamps - Palaces and Castles
(Issued 09-05-2017)

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