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About an hour’s drive from Turin, it always surprises with its landscapes made of majestic mountains, blue skies, small lakes, clear waterways, majestic monuments and little corners of paradise to be discovered


A trip to Sestriere, the bright star of the Vialattea at the center of the international scene since the 1930s, is able to give you all the comforts and entertainment of a modern winter tourist destination.

The sports offer is very remarkable, which manages to combine refined shopping and lots of entertainment, making Sestriere a very popular worldly place that keeps all its charm intact thanks to the amazing alpine scenery that surrounds it.

The two souls of Sestriere are represented by winter and summer, a time in which the city changes its face but not its propensity for tourism which is expressed all year round thanks to the travel offers in Sestriere.

At 2000m of altitude, Sestriere is one of the most renowned and popular ski resorts in Piedmont between the upper Susa Valley and the upper Chisone Valley.

Its origins date back to the first half of the 1900s when tourist-accommodation facilities were built at high altitude, so as to create a modern ski resort in a locality, the Colle del Sestriere, which connects the Susa Valley with the Chisone Valley. easily accessible from neighboring municipalities.

In 2006 the Sestriere district was the site of the Winter Olympics Games, consecrating itself as the Piedmontese homeland of alpine skiing, with the large number of slopes distributed on different slopes at high altitudes able to guarantee, together with the programmed snow, a constant snow cover for all season.

In addition to the quality and vastness of the area, there is a wide and varied tourist offer, both in the summer and in the winter, with shops, SPA, gyms, hotels and restaurants of various kinds.

In winter, Sestriere is considered a skier’s Paradise, as it allows you to ski for several days on always different and perfectly snow-covered slopes.

Among its ski slopes there are the beautiful “Kandahar” that descends from Monte Banchetta, whose track is particularly challenging, with various changes in slope, ideal for alpine skiing and snowboarding enthusiasts and the “Sises” slope, which it takes its name from the mountain of the same name and has a fairly demanding route characterized by a continuous succession of very technical passages.

On the Monti Sises, Banchetta and Fraiteve are the slopes that together make up the large Sestriere area, perfectly integrated and connected with the rest of the Vialattea.

For cross-country skiing there are several kilometers of groomed trails, such as the very sunny and panoramic ones of Monte Rotta.

Even ski mountaineering lovers will find here some respectable trips, such as the climb to Rognosa del Sestriere, a classic spring climb, or the one to Monte Banchetta at the beginning of winter or in spring, when the lifts and slopes are now closed.

In the summer season, Sestriere is a modern tourist destination offering vacationers many opportunities for recreation, with indoor swimming pools and tennis courts, an ice skating rink, a large shopping area with various shops, restaurants, pubs and discos.

Not far away it is possible, along the road that descends into the Chisone Valley, to visit the beautiful Fenestrelle fort stopping in the ancient villages that meet on the road.

And again, an 18-hole golf course, an indoor swimming pool with adjoining outdoor pool, a natural lake equipped for sport fishing make the resort enjoyable and perfect for the beautiful summer season.

For lovers of outdoor sports then, there are many possibilities for excursions on foot, both starting from the capital or in the nearby and very wild Valle Argentera, as well as taking advantage of the several tens of kilometers of the military road of Assietta for panoramic views, mountain bike excursions along the downhill trails of the recently built Bike-park.

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The Fenestrelle Fort

The Fenestrelle Fort is the largest fortified structure in Europe and the largest brick building after the Chinese Wall. A stone giant that extends for about five kilometers in the Chisone valley and covers an altitude difference of almost 700 meters.

Unique among the Piedmontese forts of the 18th century, to still present the original architecture, it was designed by the engineer Ignazio Bertola, with the function of protecting the Italian-French border, but he was never involved in military events

It is located within the Orsiera-Rocciavré Regional Natural Park and has been the symbolic monument of the Province of Turin since 1999.

More than a fort, it can be considered as a barrier. Consisting of numerous forts, (San Carlo, Tre Denti, Sant’Elmo and Valli), a powder magazine, a medieval quarter that served as a fortress, a district for the troops all connected by small and mighty gunboats united by that admirable work that makes the Forte di Fenestrelle even more unique and evocative: the covered staircase (about 4000 steps), dug in an artificial tunnel of almost two kilometers.

It is on the parade ground of Fort San Carlo that all the most representative buildings of the entire defensive complex overlook: the governor’s palace, the officers’ pavilion and the church; the long covered staircase that connects every part of the large fortress also starts from the parade ground. Inside the San Carlo Fort there are also three military quarters, the powder magazine of Sant’Ignazio, the projections, the royal door and numerous other buildings used as deposits, laboratories, infirmary and guard rooms.

The fortress in figures: – 3 km long; – 1,300,000 sq m; – 3 Forts, 7 Reduced, 28 Risers; – Covered staircase: 4000 steps; – Royal Flush: 2500 steps; – 122 years of construction; – 14 connecting bridges; – 5 internal drawbridges; – 183 lights for lighting.

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Pragelato is a tourist center of great importance in the heart of the Alta Val Chisone, connected to the Vialattea ski area via a cable car and a special slope.

Thanks to the Olympic slope and the wonderful tracks that allow you to ski in the astonishing silence and suggestive landscapes of the Val Troncea Park, Pragelato is a real cross-country skiing capital.

Summer does not have to invent anything but simply offer itself in its natural resources: trail running early in the morning or at sunset through the streets of the hamlets, hiking on the peaks, thematic trails within the Val Troncea Park.

There are also more structured sports proposals such as golf than in the suggestive Plan and Pattemouche course, at the entrance to Val Troncea, an ideal destination for having fun on a mountain bike or horseback riding.

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Sauze d’Oulx

The tourist offer of Sauze d’Oulx embraces day and night.

Here it is possible to enjoy the snow-covered slopes but also to go dancing, drinking with friends and dining in a warm and welcoming refuge.

Called “the balcony of the Alps” for its dominant position, it is the most sparkling center of the Vialattea, where fashions and trends are born.

The walks among the meadows covered with flowers, the high altitude excursions on foot or by bicycle, the picnics in the open air will make your summer holiday unforgettable as enjoying the sun and the fresh air in full relaxation or participating in a activities or many organized events.

The summer season in Sauze d’Oulx runs from mid-June to early September but, even in the months of May, September and October, the town offers fantastic excursions on foot and by bicycle in the coniferous woods or on the crests between the Valle di Susa and Chisone or by motorbike along the dense network of white and military roads that cross the Alta Val Susa.

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Point of conjunction between the Italian and French sides of the Vialattea ski area, Claviere offers an enchanting scenery of immaculate snow under the severe Chaberton massif which, with its 3131 meters, dominates the valley.

The ideal place to relax in structures created for the well-being of those who practice sports or those who have made pleasure their favorite discipline. Since 1923, Claviere’s sports offer has included a 9-hole golf course which becomes 18 thanks to the possibility of continuing the course on the Montgenèvre green.

The naturalistic itineraries, to be covered on foot or by bicycle, along the Rio Secco, the Piccola Dora and the Rio Gimont allow you to easily approach the flora and fauna of the valley floor, while the new “suspended” paths, equipped along the Gorge di San Gervasio, transform the exciting experience of the Tibetan bridge and via ferrata into a path of discovery of the alpine geological variety and the wild beauty of little-known areas.

The Claviere Tibetan Bridge is the longest suspension bridge in the world, 544 meters, at a height of about 30 meters from the ground.

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Cesana Torinese

An exclusive location in a strategic position, Cesana Torinese is one of the access points to the Vialattea, a very famous ski area that boasts 400 kilometers of trails.

The hamlets San Sicario Borgo and Champlas Seguin are typical alpine villages among woods and majestic peaks, that of San Sicario Alto, located on the edge of the ski slopes, is a convenient location for those who want to practice alpine skiing and return to the hotel on skis. at the feet.

From Cesana Torinese you can easily reach still unspoiled valleys where you can go hiking through woods and peaks with snowshoes or mountaineering skis.

There are endless possibilities for excursions on foot, by bike and on horseback even in summer, from the ascent of Mount Chaberton to excursions to the Monti della Luna and Val Thuras. Cesana Torinese is also located on the historical route of the Via Francigena.

The two roads that connect it to Colle del Sestriere are famous and have been the scene of great cycling companies during the stages of the Giro d’Italia and which host the “Cesana-Sestriere”, a competition valid for the European Historic Car Championship every year.

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Elected in 1295 capital of the possessions of the Savoy-Achaia in Piedmont, in the 16th and 17th centuries it became a fortress intended to guarantee control of Northern Italy to France; it was also used as a prison for the enemies of Louis XIV including the mysterious character known as the “Iron Mask”, who is remembered every year in a historical reenactment.

A visit to the historic center of Pinerolo revives the medieval atmosphere with its arcades, historic buildings, hidden courtyards. In the Historical Museum of the Cavalry Weapon, you can retrace the history of the Military Riding School while from the square of San Maurizio, in the upper part, you can enjoy a splendid view of the city, the Pinerolo plain and the Waldensian Valleys.

On Saturday morning one of the largest markets in Piedmont takes place; at the beginning of September, however, the prestigious Pinerolese Craft Show.

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Lively and elegant, always on the move, Turin is a city surrounded by greenery: gently leaning against the hills and embraced by the sinuous course of the Po, it owes much of its charm to the enchanting geographical position at the foot of the western Alps, watched over by peaks snowy.

The first capital of Italy invites you to discover its ancient and modern history, the palaces and museums, the parks and tree-lined avenues, the river and the hills, the historic restaurants and cafes, the long arcaded streets and the multi-ethnic neighborhoods, the large events and the many small pleasures that have always made it unique, in balance between the rational Roman urban planning, the measured splendor of the Piedmontese baroque and the originality of modern and contemporary architecture.

Turin must be discovered step by step, along streets and squares, and above all lived: for a weekend, for one or more days.

This is why there are some things absolutely “to see”, “to do”, “to taste” and “to know”.

1. Over 40 museums for an extraordinary visit.
2. The Royal Residences declared World Heritage Site by UNESCO.
3. Two thousand years of architecture and the modernity of design.
4. Important churches, places of worship and the mystery of the Holy Shroud.
5. Contemporary Art in its many forms.
6. The excellence of “Made in Turin”.
7. Shopping by day, with 18 km of arcades and thrills by night.
8. It is the capital of taste, chocolate and aperitifs.
9. It is a city of greenery, water and sports.
10. It is the city that preserves the self-portrait of Leonardo da Vinci.

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