Avigliana is a town of approximately 10,000 inhabitants located about 25 km from Turin in the Susa valley in Piedmont in northern Italy. It is best known for two maar lakes, Lago Grande and Lago Piccolo. It is located on the highway going from Turin to Frejus (France). Location Region Piedmont Province Turin Area – Total – Water 130 km² (50 mi²) ##.# km² (#.# mi²) #.##% Population – Total (2002) – Density 857,433 6,596/km² Time zone CET: UTC+1 Latitude Longitude 45°04′ N 7°40′ E1. ... Piedmont is a region of northwestern Italy. ...
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The future of the Laghi di Avigliana depends on the environmental recovery and requalification strategies used by man: the establishment of the Park is at the same time a challenge and a hope.
Protected by the ridges of Montecapretto and of the Pezzulano, with the ruins of the castle, the town of Avigliana has developed throughout the centuries as a "border" town, and today many medieval monuments can be admired along its suggestive roads.
Probably the glacial events led to the formation of four lake basins, among which the peatbog of Trana and the current wetland of the Mareschi which were soon covered by the detritus coming down from the surrounding hills.
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