Top 10 places to see in Valle Varaita

Top 10 places to see in Valle Varaita

Chainale Valle Varaita italy
Chainale Valle Varaita italy

Valle Varaita known for its stunning landscapes, charming villages, and cultural heritage.

Here are the top 10 places to see in Valle Varaita

  1. Chianale: This picturesque village (next village after Pontechianle) is often referred to as one of the most beautiful in Italy. Its traditional stone houses and scenic location make it a must-visit spot (Photo above)

  2. Pontechianale: Situated at the northern end of Valle Varaita, this village is surrounded by beautiful alpine scenery, mountains and forest and gorgeous lake with a submerged village. It's an ideal spot for outdoor activities like hiking, skiing, and mountain biking.

  3. Monte Viso: This iconic mountain, located on the border between Italy and France, offers breathtaking views and is a popular destination for hiking and mountaineering.

  4. Castello di Verzuolo: A medieval castle currently being turned into a spa, restaurant and hotel, offers a glimpse into the region's history. Surrounded by forests and more nature than you can shake a stick at.

  5. Sampeyre: This charming village is known for its traditional architecture and narrow streets. It's a great starting point for exploring the surrounding natural beauty with great bars, restaurants and bakery.

  6. Vallanta Waterfall: Located near Sampeyre, this waterfall is a hidden gem. The hike to reach it is rewarding, and the cascading waters amidst the lush greenery create a serene atmosphere.

  7. Venasca: on the doorstep of valle varita you find Venasca with its historic charm and medieval church - a great starting point for several walks which boast charming scenery of valle varaita.

  8. Rifugio Vallanta: This mountain refuge is a great place to stay for hikers exploring the area. It offers stunning views and a chance to experience the tranquillity of the mountains.

  9. Casteldelfino - Surrounded by majestic mountains and lush greenery, Casteldelfino exudes charm and tranquility. This idyllic destination offers a captivating blend of natural beauty and rich cultural heritage. Visitors can explore the narrow cobblestone streets, adorned with charming traditional houses and quaint shops.

  10. Becetto: village above Sampeyre offers a tranquil escape for nature lovers and outdoor enthusiasts. The village has a sense of timeless beauty with its traditional stone houses and a quaint central square. The surrounding landscape is a paradise for hikers, who can explore the enchanting trails that wind through dense forests and reveal breathtaking panoramic views complete with a suspension bride over looking the valley.

These are just a few highlights of Valle Varaita. The region is full of natural beauty, charming villages, and opportunities for outdoor exploration, so take your time to discover its hidden treasures.