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Sestriere

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Sestriere is an alpine village in Italy, a comune (municipality) of the Metropolitan City of Turin. It is situated in Val Susa, 17km from the French border. Its name derives from Latin: ad petram sistrariam, that is at sixty Roman miles from Turin.GeographySestriere has 929 inhabitants and is located on the pass that links Val Chisone and Val Susa, at 2035m above mean sea level The village is completely surrounded by mountains, which have been exploited to build one of the biggest ski resorts in Italy. The main mountains around Sestriere are: Monte Fraiteve 2701m in the north-east, Monte Sises 2658m, Punta Rognosa di Sestriere 3280m and Monte Motta 2850m in the south-east. Sestriere is divided into several smaller hamlets: Sestriere Colle, on the pass top, Sestriere Borgata, in Val Chisone, Champlas du Col and Champlas Janvier, in Val Susa.HistoryFormerly, the pass belonged to the municipality of Cesana, but from the 18 October 1934 the area was unified with the hamlet of Borgata to create the new municipality of Sestriere. The ski resorts at Sestriere were built in the 1930s by Giovanni Agnelli and have been further developed after the Second World War by his nephew Giovanni Nasi.
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