Alongside a spectacular nature, the Gran Paradiso park also preserves ancient traditions, such as the one linked to the processing of copper
, which was extracted since the Middle Ages in Val Soana. As evidence of this, there is now an interesting copper ecomuseum in the same area, which includes the Ronco Forge and the Alpetta Copper School.
The park is also known for religious tourism, thanks to the Sanctuary of San Besso, reachable only on foot through a two-hour path, or to the one of Pescondù. Both sanctuaries attract hundreds of faithful every year, in August, on the occasion of the patronal feasts.
Food and wine tourism is another excellent reason to visit the Gran Paradiso National Park. Fontina, one of the most famous Italian cheeses, was born in the area, but the region is also famous for cured meats, such as Mocetta, Boudin and potato salami. The wines of the Valle d'Aosta are also of excellent quality, although perhaps less famous than the Piedmontese ones.
For sweet flavors lovers Mecoulin, the bread with raisins, is definitely worth trying, while the rich local flora favors the production of a very high quality honey.