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A village "between the waters"


Entracque (G. Bernardi/PNAM).

population: 852
altitude: 904 m above sea level.

An Alpine village and modern resort: the two sides of the same village. In the Gesso della Barra valley, lying in the sun in a glacial cirque between the waters of three streams, Entracque offers a wealth of experiences. From strolls around the old part of the village, to relaxing hikes around the outlying hamlets, to a number of outdoor sports: downhill skiing, cross-country skiing, snow shoes, ski mountaineering, climbing, the via ferrata, fishing...
The cross-country ski centre in Entracque, with its 30 km of tracks, is the most important in the province of Cuneo. The highest mountains in the Maritime Alps surround the village, all there to be discovered on foot or MTB.
Well worth a visit is Uomini e Lupi visitor centre on the edge of the picturesque town hall square!
This is a village of ancient traditions both religious and not, and there are some unmissable dates. In September there is the Potato fair, a typical local product. Only once every five years in Easter week, the traditional Parlate take place (the last was 2015), a dramatic re-evocation of the Passion of Christ, with processions, recitations and festivities.
Entracque's economic fortune is written in its name and is linked to the abundance of water in this area: between the 1960s and 1980s just above the village two large hydroelectric reservoirs were built. The guided visit to the Luigi Einaudi underground power station is an interesting opportunity for both schools and curious tourists.

what to see
the parish church of Sant’Antonino with its museum, the thirty fountains around the village, the Bealetto sanctuary, the confraternity of Santa Croce, the “Uomini e Lupi” wolf enclosure, the Luigi Einaudi power station visitor centre, and the Reina gorges

in winter: cross-country skiing, downhill skiing, ski mountaineering and hikes with snow shoes.
in summer: tennis, soccer, horse riding, fishing, bowls; excursions on foot or by MTB; mountaineering and climbing.

useful numbers and addresses
contacts: tourist office 0171 978616 - fax 0171 978977

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