San Giacomo is situated at the fork in the river where the Moncolomb and Barra valleys meet at a height of 1,213m. It was chosen by the Savoia family to build a hunting lodge. Today the buildings, surrounded by a wonderful mature beech forest, are used for summer camps. San Giacomo is the departure point for a number of itineraries, among which the beautiful and easy walk (about 1 hour) leading to Piano del Rasur. It follows an old military road which winds through the wood to reach a open pasture where you can enjoy a spectacular view over the glaciers of Mount Gelàs group. The itinerary offers almost always the opportunity to sight chamois and marmots.
Location: San Giacomo di Entracque (CN) Region: Piedmont