The "Orridi di Uriezzo" are deep gorges "dug" into the rock by streams that once flowed from the glacier that occupied the Formazza Valley. The walls are carved by the swirling motion of water and violent waterfalls. In some places they are so closed to each other that you cannot see the sky, forming niches and grooves.
The southern gorge stretches for about 200m with depths from 20 to 30 meters. While walking through this gorge, you will meet only few steps really tight and narrow. There are also some stretches equipped with ladders, but without any particular danger and difficulty.
This is a walk of about an hour but it can last longer if you are caught by the spirit of the place and its the natural silent, looking for unusual shapes and profiles, where the viewer can imagine and find anything...
Author: Fabio Malacarne - "Share your green adventure" prize
Cover image: picture by Fabio Malacarne