The deep beauty of the Uriezzo Gorges

Orridi di Uriezzo, Valle Antigorio, Piemonte - Uriezzo Gorges, Antigorio Valley, Piedmont

Once upon a time, the Toce glaciers gave birth to torrents so aggressive they cut into the earth.

Then, after the last Ice Age ended approximately 12,000 years ago, the huge body of ice in the Antigorio Valley, in Piedmont’s Ossola Valley, started to withdraw. Its numerous torrents gradually dried up, exposing the deep canyons that are now known as the Uriezzo Gorges.

Today we are left with these wonderful geological scars: cavities, deep tunnels, meanders with walls grooved by time, caverns with fantastic Gothic names, like the so-called Giants’ Pots.

A show of lights and shadows that lets the imagination soar.

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November 11, 2014

The deep beauty of the Uriezzo Gorges

Premia (VCO), Antigorio Valley