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Riserva Speciale del Sacro Monte di Belmonte

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Surface Area: 349,00 ha
Provinces: TO
Establishment: 1991
  • Mushroom (photo by RR Sacro Monte di Belmonte)
  • Sacro Monte di Belmonte Special Nature Reserve (photo by RR Sacro Monte di Belmonte)
  • Sacro Monte di Belmonte (photo by RR Sacro Monte di Belmonte)

Belmonte hill consists of a unique granitic outcrop in the local area, from the top of which you can enjoy the view over the plain from Serra d'Ivrea to the hills of Turin. Pink granite outcrops alternate with sandy gullies and forests dominated on the northern slope by deciduous chestnut trees, and on the southern slope mainly by oaks, chestnut trees, and birches. The area, including the Sanctuary known since 1197, is also characterized by interesting archaeological features. As a matter of fact, some finds dating back to the Bronze Age and others dating back to the Lombard period have been discovered in the area. There are also interesting evidences of the Roman period and the early Middle Ages.

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