Alagna Valsesia

Alagna Valsesia (Walser German: Im Land, Piedmontese: Alagna, Valsesiano: Lagna) is a comune and small village high in the Valsesia alpine valley in the province of Vercelli, Piedmont, Italy. It was originally settled by Walser. It is located at the upper tip of Val Grande, in Piedmont Region of Italy, at an altitude of 1,191 m just south of the Monte Rosa 4638m (the second tallest peak in the Alps); it is a tourist site for mountaineering and winter sports, and is internationally known for the freeride off-piste skiing. Since December 2005 a new cable car connects Alagna with Gressoney through the Passo dei Salati.

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