Val di Susa

This territory extends from the outskirts of Turin and crosses the entire valley as far as the Alpine passes with France. Noted for the Via Francigena route, the valley is rich in history, architecture, and variegated landscapes both in the valley bottom and in the small villages that climb up the slopes of the hills first and those of the mountains later. Abbeys, forts and castles tower above the high ground along the entire valley: from the Sacra di San Michele, to the forts of Exilles and Bramafan. The high valley in winter offers one of the best known, largest and extensive ski districts of the Alps which hosted the Winter Olympics in 2006.