We are based 20 km east of Torino, in an area of densely wooded hills with rich ecology and spectacular views over the river Po plain and the Alps. The area has experienced little development and is a patchwork of woodland, small farms, vineyards and little villages with distinctive architecture and local traditions. Ancient woodlands, pristine streams, wildflower meadows and two protected areas (Parco del Po and Bosco del Vaj & Bosc Grand nature reserve) offer visitors a wide range of opportunities to explore and discover this hidden corner of Italy.
Protected area of Parco Naturale delle Alpi Marittime
This southern section of the Alpine chain is one of the last wildernesses in Europe. Its wide valleys, home to wolves, chamois, ibex, marmots and other mountain wildlife, rise to the high snow covered peaks where golden eagles and bearded vultures glide. The area is covered in beach, ash and larch forests with spectacular streams and waterfalls and lots of trails that enable visitors to hike into its remote valleys and high mountains.
We also work in Gran Paradiso National Park (Val Soana) and Valli di Lanzo, a series of long and steep sided valleys which have experienced little of the ski resort development that have modified large areas of the Alpine landscape. These valleys are great venues for hiking, rafting and exploring the range of Alpine ecosystems, experiencing their raw energy and spectacular mountain terrain.
Protected area of Parco delle Lame del Sesia (Vercelli)
This 900 hectar protected area near Vercelli is famous for its birdlife and aquatic ecosystems. The park has a selection of habitat types, open spaces and trail systems that make it an exciting place to carry out school programs. This park is only 60 km from Milano and 6 km from the exit of the autostrada A4 Milano-Torino, making it a convenient location for schools coming from Lombardia who want to enjoy day programs with us.