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Cesana Torinese, Province of Torino, Piedmont

It is situated in the beautiful Alta Val Susa, 88 Km far from Turin, and is part of teh skiing itinerary called the "Via Lattea" (=Milkway).

Info

  • Altitude: 1354 m a.s.l
  • Surface area: sq km
  • Population: about 1000 inhabitants
  • Zip/postal code: 10054
  • Dialing Area Code: +39 0122
  • Patron Saint: St. Giovanni Battista, celebrated on 24th June
  • Frazioni & Localities: Bousson, Champlas Seguin, Colle Bercia, Désèrtes, Fénils, Mollierès, Pra Claud, Rhuilles, Sagnalonga, San Sicario Alto, San Sicario Borgo, Solomiac, Thures

What to see

  • The church of Maternità di Maria
  • The church of Madonna della Neve, with a portal in the late-gothic style in carved stone with the coats of arms showing the lilies of France.
  • The church of San Giovanni Battista, that preserves the shape of the previous 11th century church; the front portal is very interesting, with the coats of arms of the French Dolphins dated 1518 and inside there is a wonderful 18th century ceiling in carved wood.
  • The church of San Giuliano
  • The church of Santa Maria Maddalena
  • The church of Santa Margherita
  • The Casa delle Lapidi, a mysterious building whose original function is unclear, probably an ancient monastery of Novalesa.

Events

    Cesana Torinese was one of the sites involved in the 2006 Winter Olympics Games, hosting the following events: Biathlon, Bobsleigh, Luge, Skeleton.

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