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Orrido di Chianocco, Turin

Orrido di Chianocco - Turin, Italy
Orrido di Chianocco
Via San Rocco 2, Bussoleno, Italy 10053Map
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+39 0122 4 7064

Chianocco gorge is a spectacular natural phenomenon created by the mountain torrent Preb├ęc in the calcareous rock. The two, almost vertical, walls are tens of metres high. During the summer, when the torrent is low, it is possible to walk up the river bed, a wonderful experience. The Orrido di Chianocco covers 26 hectares and protects the only area in Piedmont in which the ilex (or holm-oak) grows wild; this tree generally prefers warm/hot climates. Here it grows on the walls of the gorge where the raven also nests. A warning to walkers: although the bottom of the gorge has a narrow path, it is best to avoid it in the event of heavy rain or if there is the possibility of a thunderstorm to avoid risks associated with a sudden rise in river water. Call for more details.

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