Parco Naturale del Gran Bosco di Salbertrand

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The Park Facilities

Baite Arguel
Baite Arguel
Visit to the ice-house
Visit to the ice-house

Guided Visits and Didactic Activities

Regional Law no. 19/2009 "Testo unico sulla tutela delle aree naturali e della biodiversità" (Unified Code on the Safeguard of Natural Areas and Biodiversity) has established the Park Authority of the Cottian Alps Protected Area and, among the establishment aims of the authority, the following are included: "the promotion of the social and sustainable use of the area, as well as the promotion of culture and environmental education; the promotion of didactic activities and the support to every kind of school and university on the environmental issues and on education to sustainability…"

To this aim, with PDF Extraordinary Commissioner Decree no 34 of 14th May 2012, the management methods of the various facilities offered by the new Authority with the relative fees have been defined:

  • didactic services: guided visits for school groups, classroom meetings, projections and conferences at the Schools, teacher support
  • social services: guided tours with recreational purposes addressed to scouts, parish groups, and summer centers, and guided tours for groups of people with disabilities
  • cultural and tourist services: guided tours for groups, thematic visits, thematic meetings, stand and participation at festivals and trade fairs
  • structures of the Park Authority put at disposal (conference halls, guest house Montebenedetto).


The Park Library

The library of Gran Bosco Park is situated in the Documentation Center "Spazio Escartons" next to the Park Head Offices in Via Fransuà Fontan, 1 in Salbertrand. The library consists of over 1,000 volumes mainly dedicated to Environment, Nature, History, Traditions, Local Language and Culture, as well as degree theses, magazines, videos, and the herbarium collecting all the vegetable species growing in the Park. The library is open in office times from Monday to Friday and, during the summer, also on Saturdays and Sundays.
Since 2003, the Park Authority has joined Pinerolese Library System, offering a useful and important service of cataloging and online integration of the volumes.

The catalog of the publications is accessible from the web site

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