The Gesso and Stura River Park
was founded by the Piedmont Region headquarters in February 2007. The town of Cuneo
had already started working on the redevelopment of the area in 2003 and since 2005 has held several promotional activities.
The original idea of the River Park, however, has to be attributed to the citizens of Cuneo, which urged since 1979, with letters and petitions, the municipal authorities to exploit the river area.
With the approval by the Regional Council of Piedmont of the Regional Law No. 16 of 3rd August 2011, the Park has grown, including some regions in the municipalities of Borgo San Dalmazzo, Vignolo, Cervasca, Castelletto Stura, Centallo, Roccavione, Roccasparvera, Montanera and Sant'Albano. From January 2012, the Park has 10 municipalities, covering an area of 4500 ha, 60 km of river and a population of over 90,000 inhabitants, representing more and more a hinge connecting the highlands and lowlands.
The main purpose of the Park is to combine environmental conservation and protection of biodiversity, with the development of the region, exploiting the potential of the area. Its touristic value, the widespread availability and the different opportunities of fruition are the strengths of our Park.