Municipality ofAngrogna

The Angrogna Valley, which takes its name from the homonymous stream, a Celtic toponym whose meaning is “running water”, is a secondary valley of the Val Pellice.

Divided into numerous hamlets, the valley was an important center of the Waldensian movement and is still rich in monuments and historical sites that can be visited as evidence of the events of religious conflicts between the 15th and 18th centuries. Of note, among the many elements worthy of a visit, the characteristic “Beckwith schools”, which take their name from the English colonel and then mining prospector Charles Beckwith who, at the end of the Napoleonic wars, was sent to the valleys, where he helped the Protestant co-religionists , creating such township schools. In the area there are also some small museums, which in some cases are located in the aforementioned schools.
Site of agricultural activities and breeding in the past, Angrogna was also a victim of the progressive depopulation of the mountain areas which occurred starting after the Second World War, but it is still able to offer a good tourist accommodation, including bed & breakfasts, farmhouses and other receptive structures.

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