Gran Paradiso, a 4,000 m mountain, made in Italy
Never has a name been so spot on. Gran Paradiso, the Italian giant and keeper of the National Park by the same name, is a true spectacle of Nature. A mountain entirely situated on Italian land, providing views of the sea from a height of 4,061 metres.
The peak's Valle de Cogne slope is truly terrifying: a colossal rockface with a drop of approximately 700 m, emerging from a glacier, the name of which is in itself indicative: Tribolazione (Tribulation)! The mountain is "easier" to climb from the "Vittorio Emanuele" Refuge. The Refuge, which is reached via an easy track commencing from the village of Pont di Valsavarenche, is a good starting point for reaching the peak.
But these are challenges that only expert professional can conquer. Everyone else can experience the privilege of walking along the Park's footpaths and admire this monument of nature in all its majestic beauty. Cogne and Valnontey and Valsavarenche are the best points for admiring the mountain and the Park's flora and fauna.