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Nestled in the Alps, Moncenisio is among the enchanting places of the Susa Valley. Historically known by the name of Ferrera, it has always been linked to the transits on the Via Francigena and Colle del Moncensio, it has been constantly at the center of historical events and enterprises: from the passage of Napoleon, to the construction of high altitude entrenches, to the dam of Moncenisio to the construction of the Fell alpine railway.
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A look at Moncenisio
A look at Moncenisio

About the village

Hung to the Mont-Cenis pass, the village appears as suspended, almost 1500 a.s.l. on Val Cenischia. Historically known as Ferrera, it has always been linked to the transit on the Via Francigena and the Mont-Cenis, was constantly at the center of events and historical enterprises: by the passage of Napoleon, the construction of trinceramenti at high altitude, the dam of the Moncenisio on the construction of the railway alpina of Fell.

To witness and document the past of this village at the service of the hill was born in 2003 the Ecomuseum the Lands at the Border, one of 25 ecomuseums recognized by the Region of Piedmont: it evokes an important past whose testimonies are still visible in the landscape of Ferrera, thanks a visit to the ecomuseum path.

The ancient Town Hall is the starting point for the experiences of the knowledge of the territory and meeting place of the Community with the municipal library, the Documentation Center of the lands at the border and space for conferences and exhibitions. The second floor is entirely dedicated to the theme of the Community through the exhibition of objects that provide a glimpse into the daily life of a recent past tied to the crafts of the mountain: the processing of milk, hay, the banks of the old school, the traditional costume of male and female. A section is also devoted to the fauna and flora that still live in this band of mountain area in the woods that surround the Moncenisio: ibex, wild boars, foxes, hares, squirrels and many other animals in nature find their habitat.

The ecomuseale path of Moncenisio continues through the old mill, the oven and wash, meeting places in the Community and in the christmas season come alive with a historic crib, and continues at the chapel of San Giuseppe (XVIII century) that encloses the precious tables of the Via Crucis made from the most important contemporary artists from Piedmont coordinated by painter Lia Laterza: Tino Aime, Gabriel Girardi, Vinicio Perugia, Fernando Eandi just to name a few.

In April the patronal feast dedicated to San Giorgio Martyr still sees women in traditional costume accompany the procession with the statue of the patron saint (23 April).

Village of Moncenisio
Municipality of Moncenisio

Metropolitan City of Turin
Piedmont Region

Population: 30
Altitude centre: 1461 m s.l.m.

the Municipality is part of:
Unione Montana dell'Alta Valle Susa

Municipality
Piazza Chiavanna 1 - Tel. +39 0122 653222

BY CAR

  • Take the A32 Torino-Bardonecchia-Frejus highway; exit Susa. Continue on State Road 24 of Montgenèvre to Susa, then State Road 25 of Moncenisio

ON THE TRAIN

  • Susa station

BY PLANE

  • Caselle International Airport

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Events

friday
23
april, 2021

Patronal Feast of San Giorgio Martyr

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