At the entrance to the valley of the Chalamy river, at an altitude of 523 metres, on high ground amidst chestnut trees, in a magnificent wild scenery, the town is home to the Regional Natural Park of Monte Avic.
The Park, founded in 1989, is not only home to the largest pine forest, a hook of the region and 12 lakes including the Great Lake, the largest natural basin in the whole of Valle d’Aosta, but is also the natural habitat for the golden eagle and the chough.
At the entrance to the Park, you can visit the Visitors Centre where you will find a naturalist museum, films and photographs and a multi-purpose room.
It is, therefore, a paradise for those in search of a careful, considerate approach to the land and culture that reflects it.
In the municipality, there are still some active green marble quarries and a mine from where pyrites and chalcopyrite are excavated.
In Medieval times, this town was part of the Montjovet dominion. Next to the parish church of San Francesco di Sales, dating from the XVII century, an interesting municipal museum was set up, with examples preserved of the intense mining work in the area and where a large amount of morphological-photographic documentation on the local countryside, flora and fauna is kept.
The river Chalamy is one of the “paradises” for those learning “canyoning” or sporting torrents or for a mix of various sports such as mountaineering, potholing and diving.