Riserva Naturale dei Ciciu del Villar

Riserva Naturale dei Ciciu del Villar, Villar San Costanzo: Address, Phone Number, Riserva Naturale dei Ciciu del Villar Reviews: 4.5/5

Riserva Naturale dei Ciciu del Villar

Riserva Naturale dei Ciciu del Villar
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Dec 2015 • Family
I had the opportunity to visit this spectacular park located just outside of the idyllic and historic town of Villar San Costanzo in the winter. The park is at the entrance of the Valle Maira. The ancient origins of the “Ciciu” – a word derived from the local idiom “pupazzo” or puppet – are fascinating and the visitors’ center has plenty of information on the beginnings and evolution of these monuments of nature, along with other points of interest of this natural reserve that include a walking route, hiking route, and a path with 16 outdoor exercise stations.

Of course, real and scientific explanations aside, the legends of the formations of the Ciciu of Villar make for fascinating stories as well and there are plenty to be heard here. I’ve been told the best time to visit is spring through fall when the flowers and trees are in their prime. I definitely look forward to my next visit.
Written January 15, 2016
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