The Lanzo Valleys
Cradle of Turin alpinism culture, the three valleys of Lanzo – Val Grande di Lanzo, Val d’Ala e Valle di Viù – offer a host of opportunities to any kind of visitor without losing any of the montains wild and rugged charm. Lanzo is the first centre of these valleys. The places of greatest interest include the Civic Tower of Aymone di Challant and Ponte del diavolo (Devil’s bridge) on the river Stura. Built in 1378, in the shape of a donkey’s back, it connected the Lanzo valleys with Turin. The legend has it that the devil in person built the bridge in return for the soul of the first traveller who would have crossed it.
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