• Torille - Lake Villa

Torille - Lake Villa

Resorts: Verrès

The lake is hidden in a hollow on the left slope of Valle della Dora surrounded by the woods of Roverella and Castagno; it provides some splendid views over the Mont Avic Regional Park and towards Mount Zerbion.
The wetlands around Lake Villa is the only place in Val d’Aosta where water lilies are found and there are also numerous other highly interesting species of flora and fauna. This site is protected as a Regional Nature Reserve.

Technical Information

Route

You go northwards through Torille in the municipality of Verrès and take the mule track which starts behind the houses in the wood and leads to the clearing in Nache. You go past the houses and continue straight on again along the path going through the wood. You then bear left and come to the grassy glade of Col di Nache, where you turn right along a mainly flat path which leads you to the shores of the lake.

Duration going there

1h25

Length

2.535 m

Recommended times

from 01/05 to 31/10

Difficulties

E - Excursionist

Difference in level

446 m

See also

Parks and reserves
Lake Villa

Lake Villa nature reserve

Challand-Saint-Victor

The Lake Villa nature reserve was established in 1982 and covers 25 hectares at altitudes between 810 and 980 meters.

Environment: low mountain lake-marsh basin characterised by a clear contrast between the marshy lake area and surrounding dry area. …

Note - this information is not directly connected to the Cammino Balteo path but it is part of the Aosta Valley tourist offer.