Attractions to explore nearby Fenestrelle
The fort of Fenestrelle is Europe’s biggest fortified structure and the largest walled construction after the Great Wall of China. A stone colossus that extends for about five kilometers along the hills of the Val Chisone and covers a height difference of almost 700 meters. Fenestrelle Fortress was intended to serve as an impenetrable barrier for Italy in the eighteenth century. It is now one of the major attractions in this area which attracts a lot of tourists.
Colle delle Finestre is a high mountain pass at an elevation of 2.178m (7,145ft) above the sea level, located in the Alps, in the Italian region of Piemonte, Italy, linking Susa Valley and Cisone Valley. It's one of the highest asphalted roads of the Alps. The road is usually open from the first of June till September 30. The maximum grade is 14% and along its 18,6 km, there no less than 55 hairpins.
The Val Chisone is one of the Occitan valleys of western Piedmont, situated in the Cottian Alps of north-west Italy. Traditionally, the valley's entrances are considered the towns of Pinerolo and Sestriere. It is bounded by the Val di Susa to the north and east, the Val Sanguine to the north, the Val Pellice to the south, while eastwards is the plain of the Po Valley. The valley is crossed by the torrent from which it takes its name, the Chisone. The valley has a main branch, the Valle Germanasc