Driving up the Elvo Valley towards Sordevolo, you are immediately struck by the magnificent rocky face of Mount Mucrone, a landmark for the 15 villages and 22,000 inhabitants of the area. At night a light on the cross on its peak draws your attention.
The River Elvo springs from the rocks in this area. The incredible force of the current has carved deep, narrow gorges near Sordevolo, known as the Infernone (Hell), and are linked to local legends about the devil.
Exploring fauna and flora
The gentle slopes on one side of the valley contrast with deep gorges on the other. Sordevolo is surrounded by woodland and pastures, scattered with cottages, linked by a network of paths. The chestnut is of prime importance for food and wood. In the undergrowth you can find blueberries, mushrooms, heather and ferns. In autumn, the landscape is ablaze with colours as spectacular as the spring flowers
Quiet observers can spot animals such as buzzards, grouse, eagles,boar and many others.