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The Valle Po (literally "Po valley") is a valley of the
Cottian Alps The Cottian Alps (; french: Alpes Cottiennes ; it, Alpi Cozie ) are a mountain range in the southwestern part of the Alps. They form the border between France (Hautes-Alpes and Savoie) and Italy (Piedmont). The Fréjus Road Tunnel and Fréjus Rai ...
in the
province of Cuneo Cuneo (Italian Italian may refer to: * Anything of, from, or related to the country and nation of Italy ** Italians, an ethnic group or simply a citizen of the Italian Republic ** Italian language, a Romance language *** Regional Italian, regiona ...
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Piedmont it, Piemontese , population_note = , population_blank1_title = , population_blank1 = , demographics_type1 = , demographics1_footnotes = , demographics1_title1 = , demographics1_info1 = , demographics1_title2 ...

Piedmont
, northern
Italy Italy ( it, Italia ), officially the Italian Republic ( it, Repubblica Italiana, links=no ), is a country consisting of a peninsula delimited by the Alps The Alps ; german: Alpen ; it, Alpi ; rm, Alps; sl, Alpe ) are the highest ...

Italy
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Geography

The valley gives rise to the longest river in Italy, the Po, before it enters the
Pianura Padana The Po Valley, Po Plain, Plain of the Po, or Padan Plain ( it, Pianura Padana , or ''Val Padana'') is a major geographical feature of Northern Italy Northern Italy ( it, Italia settentrionale, it, Nord Italia, label=none, it, Alta Italia, ...
(or Plain of the Po). It has a length of some 32 km, from
Saluzzo Saluzzo (; pms, Salusse ; french: link=no, Saluces ; oc, link=no, Saluças ) is a town and former principality in the province of Cuneo, in the Piedmont region, Italy. The city of Saluzzo is built on a hill overlooking a vast, well-cultivated ...
to
Crissolo Crissolo (Vivaro-Alpine dialect, Vivaro-Alpine: ''Criçòl'', French: Crusol) is a ''comune'' (municipality) in the Province of Cuneo in the Italy, Italian region Piedmont, located about southwest of Turin and about northwest of Cuneo, on the bor ...
, and is home to the
Monviso Monte Viso or Monviso (; oc, Vísol; Piedmontese Piedmontese (autonym: or , in it, piemontese) is a language spoken by some 700,000 people mostly in Piedmont it, Piemontese , population_note = , population_blank1_title = , p ...

Monviso
mountain. It is bounded by the
Val Pellice The Pellice (in Piedmontese ''Pélis'') is a Italy, Italian torrent (stream), torrent, which runs through the Metropolitan City of Turin. It is a tributary of the Po (river), Po River, into which it flows near Villafranca Piemonte. Geography The ...
,
Valle Varaita Varaita Valley (in Italian language, Italian ''Valle Varaita'') is a valley in south-west of Piedmont, in the Province of Cuneo - Italy. Etymology It takes its name from the Varaita, a right-hand tributary of the Po (river), Po which flows through ...
and the Valle del Guil. The head of the valley is located at the Traversette pass (''Colle delle Traversette'') (2950 m above sea level). The valley descends through the King's plain (''Pian del Re'') (2020 m), where the Po river has its source.


See also

*Occitan Valleys {{coord, 44.6628, N, 7.29615, E, source:kolossus-dewiki, display=title Valleys of the Alps, Po Valleys of Piedmont, Po