The Municipality of Charvensod is a residential agricultural centre, located only 5 km from Aosta, in the middle of the Aosta Valley and extends vertically from the baldric path to the high road passing through its historical-rural centre of the 18th century.
Its territory extends on the orographic right of the Dora Baltea, occupying an area of 25.95 km2. The altitude is 766 meters above sea level. At the 2001 census it had 2265 inhabitants.
Currently Charvensod is going through an important transition phase, opening its doors to travellers and showing what are recognized as characteristic values:
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Charvensod has an elongated shape in the North-South direction and narrow in the other. It is located between the municipalities of Aosta (to the north), Pollein and Brissogne (to the east), Cogne (to the south) and Gressan (to the west).
The natural, hydrographic and orographic limits are as follows:
From Charvensod, thanks to its central position in relation to the Aosta Valley that the municipality enjoys, in less than an hour you can reach almost every place in the Aosta Valley, even the most distant, including:
The lower level is located at 556 m, at the confluence of the Comboé stream and the Dora Baltea. The highest, at 3559 m, is the summit of Mount Emilius.
Photography from the historical centre of Charvensod on the city of Aosta and on the Grand Combin - webcam on the hotel restaurant Monte Emilius - refresh 1 / 10 min
Geographically, several areas can be identified:
The first altitude range (approx. 550-650 m) is composed of the alluvial plain of the Dora Baltea and the alluvial cones of Félinaz, Ampaillan and La Girada.
The climate and soil conformation are quite favourable for agricultural use: cattle breeding and meadow cultivation are present, but there are also vegetable gardens, fruit trees and vineyards. This area has a high population density with the villages of Félinaz, Plan-Félinaz, Pont-Suaz and Ampaillan.
The second altitude range (650-1000 m approx.) differs for a steep slope, interrupted by the wide morainic shelf where is located ' Charvensod capoluogo '. There are not only cattle breeding and cultivated fields (forage, fruit trees and vineyards), but also the spontaneous vegetation of chestnut trees, once exploited intensively, ash, birch, oak, hazelnut and pine trees.
The third elevation band (about 1000-1400 m) consists of the area of the farmhouses ('mayens'). The agricultural activity is reduced to the cultivation of meadows forage or pasture and some small fields of potatoes. The leafy trees decrease and the coniferous forests extend, invading more and more the meadows.
The fourth altitude range (about 1400-2200 m)is that of the mountain pastures and large forests of larch, fir and, from about 1700 m, of 'arolles'. The main activities, during the summer, are the grazing and the exploitation of the wood. There are many wild animals such as fawns, wild boars, foxes, hares, beech martens, woodpeckers and jays. è quella degli alpeggi e delle grandi foreste di larici, abeti e, dai 1700 m circa, di 'arolles'. Le attività principali, durante l'estate, sono il pascolo e lo sfruttamento del legname. Numerosi sono gli animali selvatici quali cerbiatti, cinghiali, volpi, lepri, faine, picchi e ghiandaie.
The last one (about 2200-3500 m) is in the high mountains. Conifers are becoming increasingly rare and displace around 2300-2350 m to make room for short grasses, lichens and alpine flowers. It is the kingdom of mountaineers and chamois, ibex, marmots, hawks and eagles.
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