Val di Susa
Val di Susa has always been the preferred connection between Turin, Piedmont and France, thanks to the alpine passes of Monginevro and Moncenisio and the Fréjus tunnel. This valley, well known among trekking lovers for the Via Francigena itinerary, is the perfect match between history, architecture, and nature which offers variegated landscapes following one another from the lakes of Avigliana at the bottom of the valley to the small villages with characteristic roofling-slated baite, the traditional huts, up the slopes of the mountains. Abbeys, forts and castles stand out against the skyline through the entire valley: from the Sacra di San Michele, to the forts of Exilles and Bramafam. The high valley in winter offers one of the best known, largest and extensive ski districts of the Alps that hosted the Winter Olympics in 2006: the Vialattea resort.