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|Comune di Valtournenche|
Commune de Valtournenche
|Frazioni||Barmasse, Bioley, Brengaz, Breuil-Cervinia, Busserailles, Chaloz, Châtelard, Champ l'éve, Cheneil, Cheperon, Tsignanaz (Cignana), Clou, Cré, Cré-du-Pont, Crépin, Crétaz, Duerche, Euillaz, Fontaine, La Muranche, La Vénaz, Layet, Laviel, Le Lou (Loz), Losanche, Maën, Maisonnasse, Montaz, Moulin, Mont-Mené, Mont-Perron, Pâquier (chef-lieu), Pecou, Les Perrères, Pessey, Promindoz, Saix, Servaz, Singlin, Tourtourouse, Ussin, Valmartin|
|• Total||115 km2 (44 sq mi)|
|Elevation||1,528 m (5,013 ft)|
|• Density||19/km2 (49/sq mi)|
|Time zone||UTC+1 (CET)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC+2 (CEST)|
Valtournenche (local Valdôtain: Vótornéntse) is a town and comune in the Aosta Valley region of north-western Italy, 1500m above the sea level. It is named after and covers most of the Valtournenche, a valley on the left side of the Dora Baltea, from Châtillon to the Matterhorn. Valtournenche is close to Cervinia and in winter the two towns are connected also with the ski slopes. In fact, they are part of the same ski resort with also Zermatt, Switzerland.
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The Matterhorn is a mountain of the Alps, straddling the main watershed and border between Switzerland and Italy. It is a large, near-symmetric pyramidal peak in the extended Monte Rosa area of the Pennine Alps, whose summit is 4,478 metres (14,692 ft) high, making it one of the highest summits in the Alps and Europe. The four steep faces, rising above the surrounding glaciers, face the four compass points and are split by the Hörnli, Furggen, Leone/Lion, and Zmutt ridges. The mountain overlooks the Swiss town of Zermatt, in the canton of Valais, to the north-east and the Italian town of Breuil-Cervinia in the Aosta Valley to the south. Just east of the Matterhorn is Theodul Pass, the main passage between the two valleys on its north and south sides, and a trade route since the Roman Era.
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