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la Casa dei Cossul, conosciuta anche come il ‘Castello di Solomiac’, tipico                                            Art and Hamlets
esempio di secentesca ‘casa fortezza’, dotata di sotterranei che si erige in
ben 4 piani fuori terra.
Sagnalonga. Località montana (1.995m) in prossimità del Monginevro.
Dotata di impianti sciistici, risulta inserita in un paesaggio puro e armoni-
co caratterizzato da esempi di recente edilizia residenziale che risalgono
alla fine della seconda guerra mondiale. Da segnalare il rifugio Gran Pace.
Thures (1.650m). Il suo nome proviene da thul che, in dialetto, significa
tiglio. Il sito abitativo che si sostanzia prevalentemente in baite caratte-
rizzate dai tipici tetti in legno o in lose, lontano dall’ideologia del grande
complesso residenziale, nel tempo si è mantenuto fedele ad un concetto
della montagna tramandato come luogo puro e vivificante adatto al risto-
ro del corpo e dello spirito.
Rhuilles. Piccola borgata alpina con caratteristiche grange limitrofa al
torrente Thuras. Negli anni ’30 fu aperto un rifugio del C.A.I. con servizio
di cantina e possibilità d’alloggio, che migliorava l’ospitalità del borgo e
favoriva l’afflusso di alpinisti e sciatori.
Thures Gorlier. Borgata montana immersa in suggestivo scenario natu-
rale, dista poco più di un chilometro da Thures.

                                                                     Dario Reteuna
                                        Cesana T.se, Bousson. Casa delle lapidi
                                        Collezione Privata.

 Cesana: notable is the Church of St. Giovanni Battista whose steeple goes back to the 11th cent. with a portal
of the 500. The inner part is divided into three naves with a coffered ceiling (18th cent.) by Françoise Roi. The bu-
ilding can boast a baptismal font (16th cent.) in Bousson marble, a rare example of renaissance art in Val Susa.
Autagne: notable is a cross made by the partisan Federico Gallice (1940’s) for his escape from the German
troops during the last war.
Bousson: (1,425m) characterised by its rustic dwellings, hosts the Parish Church (1500) enriched with a portal
in engraved stone, the small Church of Santo Spirito and what remains of the mysterious ‘Casa delle Lapidi’.
Colombières: (1,500m) plunged into a fantastic mountain peace, now inhabited only during the summer.
San Sicario: situated in a strategic position, so much that in 1708 Vittorio Amedeo II’s troops resisted and
won against the overwhelming French army led by Villars Marshal. With a recent urban development, was
recently turned into a skiing resort. The lower part preserves the features of an old mountain village. Notable
is the Church of St. Anastasio (1906) rebuilt on the ruins of the previous one, the 16thcent. ‘retable’ of which
can still be seen.
Fenils: (1,276m) characterised by its antique mountain ‘granges’, religious buildings and by an ethnographic
museum. The name Fenils derives from ‘Ad fines’ because at the time of King Cozio the inhabited area was on
the border between the Segovi and Belaci tribes. To be remembered also the Church of St. Giuliano (1490) in
gothic style. Fenils is a starting point for excursions such as the one to the Santuario della Madonna del Forno
(17th cent.) and to Mt Chaberton (3,130m) where one can see the remains of the eight towers of the ‘Batterie
dello Chaberton’ the highest fortification in Europe.
Champlas Seguin: picturesque mountain hamlet where time seems to have stood still, originally mountain
pasture, today it has a tourist settlement.
Mollierès: typical alpine village. Its name derives from the Latin word ‘molare’, small hill, and has lately been
included in a restoration project. To be noted are the Chapel of St. Antonio Abate, the old oven and an ancient
stone fountain.
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