Parc Ela, Winter 2019. Photo/foto: TES.

Parc Ela

Giovanni Segantini (1858-1899) made the landscape of Parc Ele (canton of Graubünden) famous at the end of the 19th century. He found the light and the mountains that inspired him in Savognin.

The two valleys Albula and Surses (Oberhalbstein), form the Parc Ela of 21  communes and around 6 000 people.

Savognin, Bergün, Tiefencastel, Riom-Parsonz, Filisur, Bivio, Lenz, Tinizong and Alvaneu are the largest municipalities. The languages are Romansh (Surmeiran),  German and Italian in some villages. The most important mountain passes are the Albula, Septimer and Julier.

(Source: H. Gredig (Hrsg), Parc Ela. Ein Wegweiser zu Natur un Kultur im Albulatal und Surses, Bern, 2009).