Valle Stura di Demonte

The Stura di Demonte Valley (in Italian Valle Stura di Demonte) is a valley in south-west of Piedmont in the Province of Cuneo, Italy.

Stura di Demonte Valley
Valle Stura di Demonte
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The valley around Sambuco
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Schematic map of the valley
Floor elevation630–3,031 m (2,067–9,944 ft)
Lengtharound 50 km (31 mi) west east
Geology
Typeglacial and karts valley[1]
Geography
LocationPiedmont, Italy
Coordinates44°19′N 7°10′E / 44.31°N 7.17°E / 44.31; 7.17Coordinates: 44°19′N 7°10′E / 44.31°N 7.17°E / 44.31; 7.17

EtymologyEdit

The valley takes its name from the river Stura di Demonte, a left-hand tributary of the Tanaro which flows through the valley.

GeographyEdit

The municipalities of the valley are Aisone, Argentera, Borgo San Dalmazzo, Demonte, Gaiola, Moiola, Pietraporzio, Rittana, Roccasparvera, Sambuco, Valloriate and Vinadio.[2]

Notable summitsEdit

Among the notable summits which surround the valley there are:

  • Monte Tenibres - 3.031 m
  • Cima di Corborant - 3.007 m
  • Becco Alto d'Ischiator - 2.996 m
  • Testa dell'Ubac - 2.991 m
  • Enciastraia - 2.955 m
  • Rocca dei Tre Vescovi - 2.867 m

AccessEdit

The valley can be reached by car/bus from the Po Plain following the strada statale[3] nr. 21 della Maddalena, which ends with the Colle della Maddalena and connects the Valle Stura di Demonte with the Ubaye Valley (France).

Notes and referencesEdit

  1. ^ Presentazione della Valle Stura di Demonte, Cluudio Trova, web-page on www.vallidicuneo.net (accessed in December 2012)
  2. ^ Carta Tecnica Regionale raster 1:10.000 (vers.3.0) of Regione Piemonte - 2007
  3. ^ Strada statale = national road

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