With its 71,043 hectares, the Gran Paradiso National Park is the oldest Italian national park, established in 1922 and is located between Valle d’Aosta and Piedmont up to 4,061 meters of the summit of Gran Paradiso.
It was founded in the early 1900s to safeguard the alpine ibex, the symbol of the park.
As for the flora, it starts from the woods in the valley floor where spruces, larches, white firs and stone pines are born up to the alpine pastures that bloom in spring and finally climbing the vegetation leaves room for glaciers and rocks.
Within the Gran Paradiso National Park, you can choose many different excursions and itineraries.
The Gran Paradiso National Park is a perfect travel destination in every season: its beauty changes as the climate changes.
The Lillaz waterfalls are formed by some rocky jumps through which flow the abundant waters of the Urtier stream, which have dug deep ravines between the sheer rocks.
The walk to the falls is a very popular route especially in summer, while in winter the waterfalls are a destination for ice climbing enthusiasts.