Gran Paradiso National Park visitors centre - "Water and Biodiversity"
- June and September: Saturday and Sunday
- July and August: from Wednesday to Sunday
Start time of visits:
- weekdays: 9.30am – 10.45am
- weekends, holidays and Fridays in August: 9.30am – 10.45am – 2.30pm – 3.45pm
- Full: € 3
- Free: children up to 10 years, disabled and companion
Access will be possible only with a guided tour booking (included in the admission price), for a maximum of 15 people.
The meeting with the guide is in the square of the parking lot in the hamlet of Rovenaud, from which the group will leave on foot to go to the entrance of the center with a 15-20 minute walk.
For information and telephone booking: tourist secretariat of the Park – Valle d’Aosta side
Monday to Friday from 9am to 1pm and from 2pm to 6pm
The Visitors Centre Water and Biodiversity in Rovenaud is dedicated to scientific research and environmental education about the preservation of watery ecosystems and of otters.
The centre, in a well-preserved ecosystem, hosts a nice exhibition and proposes visit routes inside and outside, with videos and aquaria in order to be truly ‘immersed’ in a part of the Park where everything is connected with water.
This section of the Park hosts some otters in partial freedom. Once this species was free and present here, but today it almost disappeared because of persecutions and environmental transformations made by men.
Otters, being at the top of the food chain, is the symbol of the problems linked to the preservation of watery environments.
Thus, the visit to the centre outlines the importance of preservation and of the balance between men and environment.