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Dominating the medieval village of San Giorio di Susa is its castle, built by the feudal lords Bertrandi in the 11th century. During the patronal feast, which takes place in April in honor of San Giorgio martire, the Spade of the Swords of Spadonari is celebrated and on this occasion it is traditional to pack the canestrelli, thin and flavored waffle biscuits cooked on special irons that each family passes on generation to generation.
  • Village in the mountain
  • Village with park
San Giorio  | Valle Susa Tesori
San Giorio
Valle Susa Tesori
San Giorio  | Edoardo Schiari
San Giorio
Edoardo Schiari
San Giorio  | Valle Susa Tesori
San Giorio
Valle Susa Tesori
San Giorio  | Marco Barone/shutterstock
San Giorio
Marco Barone/shutterstock
San Giorio  | Valle Susa Tesori
San Giorio
Valle Susa Tesori
San Giorio  | Franco Borrelli
San Giorio
Franco Borrelli
San Giorio  | Franco Borrelli
San Giorio
Franco Borrelli
San Giorio  | Valle Susa Tesori
San Giorio
Valle Susa Tesori
San Giorio  | Edoardo Schiari
San Giorio
Edoardo Schiari
A look at San Giorio di Susa
A look at San Giorio di Susa

About the village

the family Bertrandi Montmelian in Moriana received in the XIII century the rights on San Giorio together with Bruzolo, Chianocco and Villar Focchiardo. Dominant stands out on the Borgo Castello (XI century) that the Bertrandi did expand for military requirements with the construction of the male square (originally high 27 meters) and the lower castle, leaned on the walls of Ricetto, probably with residential function. Heavily damaged by the troops of Marshal Catinat in 1691, it retains to ruin the lower castle, while the upper castle was the object of reconstructions and restorations by half of the Twentieth Century. The first private dwelling, is now the seat of a local.

Just downstream of the castle in the area included by the Ricetto significant is the presence of a fort (XII century), an integral part of the architectural complex of the parish house, has a beautiful window with a mullioned window and a crowning achievement of ghibelline battlements. The parish church of San Giorgio Martire (XII century) was rebuilt to its present forms in 1836, while the bell tower remains in memory of the romanesque style previous, as some bases of the column and the so-called Porta degli Orti. The parish church houses the altarpiece, painted by Bartolomeo Giuliano of 1852; the polychrome stained-glass window above the Orchestra, made in the Holy Year 1950 with the theme of San Giorgio that pierces the Dragon and free the girl. San Giorgio triumphant among the angels is, instead, represented by Morgari in the fresco on the vault of the central nave of the Church.

Adjacent to the parish church stands on a rocky outcrop the Chapel of San Lorenzo, said del Conte, willed by Lorenzetto Bertrandi in 1328. The cycle of frescoes of the interior assigned to maestro di San Giorio is one of the complex of the fourteenth century the richest of the Susa Valley: between the particularities are signals the depiction of the contrast of the three living and the three deaths. Restored in 2000, offers visitors a glimpse of history, art and medieval religiosity. A large part of the mountain area of San Giorio is rich in woods of chestnut from fruit, where you cultivate the famous chestnut which are exalted in October in the gastronomic festival of the Feast of the Brown.

The territory at high altitudes of San Giorio is instead included in the Natural Park of the Orsiera Rocciavrè, between meadows, forests of fir Bianchi, small lakes and ponds of great naturalistic importance. Passing by the homes of Passet you can climb to the Alpe Mustione at an altitude of 1670 m, go to the 2231 m of the hill of the wind and venturing in the climb to the tip of Costabruna and Monte Pian Real; always passing Mustione you reach the Alpe del plan of mares to 2054 m; here you can opt for the ascent to the tip of the Villano (2643 m) and Punta Pian Paris at 2738 m, or for the ascent to the 2735 m of Malanotte tip up to go to the 2801 m of the tip display cabinet, the highest peak on the municipal territory.

Many hamlets still inhabited among which Pognant, City and jacks, where the ancient chapel houses a fresco dating back to the sixteenth century. From Tickets departs a memory path that leads to the place of the swearing in of the anti-fascist Garda and crosses the ancient quarries of gneiss that with Borgone and Villar Focchiardo were activities of protoindustriali area. Rich and varied then the heritage of votive pillars, fountains and lavatories, spread all over the territory of the municipality.

The patronal feast of 23 April in honor of St George the Martyr is famous for the dance of the Swords of Spadonari that repeat the gestures of an ancient pagan rite for the fertility of the earth, while from 1929 is staged at the castle the abolition of the feudal lord, historical legendary - the fight between the population and the local feudal lord. In the occasion of the patronal feast is tradition package the canestrelli, thin and flavored biscuits in the wafer cooked on special Ferri that each family handed down from generation to generation.

Village of San Giorio di Susa
Municipality of San Giorio di Susa

Metropolitan City of Turin
Piedmont Region

Population: 1.015 (808 in the village)
Altitude centre: 420 m s.l.m.

the Municipality is part of:
Unione Montana Valle Susa

Protected natural areas:
Orsiera-Rocciavrè Natural Park

Municipality
Piazza Cinque Martiri 1 - Tel. +39 0122 49666

BY CAR

  • From Turin: take the North ring road to the A32 motorway in the direction of Bardonecchia / Frejus. Exit at the Chianocco junction;
  • From Bardonecchia: take the A32 motorway towards Turin with the exit at Chianocco, then continue on State Road 24 towards Turin until you reach your destination.

ON THE TRAIN

  • Turin Porta Nuova station
  • Bardonecchia station

BY PLANE

  • Turin Caselle International Airport

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Events

wednesday
23
june, 2021

Patronal Feast of San Giorgio Martyr

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