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Colle Sommeiller

Colle Sommeiller, 10052 Val-Cenis, France

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About Colle Sommeiller

The Colle del Sommeiller is an alpine pass of the Cottian Alp, located along the border line between Italy and France, between Punta Sommeiller and Rognosa d'Etiache , connecting the city of Bardonecchia with the municipality of Bramans , in the French department of Savoy. During the short period of practicability of the entire road on the Italian side, the international motorcycle meeting Raid Stella Alpina is organized every year on the second Sunday of July, starting from Bardonecchia and arr


Attractions near Colle Sommeiller

Mont Cenis Lake13km from Colle Sommeiller

Lake Mont Cenis, in the Savoie, on the plateau of the same name, was built on the road between Lyon and Turin, and on a site that for a long time was a point of passage between France and Italy. the lake was created in the 1960s following the construction of a hydroelectric dam. bathing is prohibited here but you can have a beautiful but demanding hike, which also includes its banks.

Mont-Cenis14.43km from Colle Sommeiller

Mont Cenis is a massif and passes in Savoie, which forms the limit between the Cottian and the Graian Alps. The Pass of the Mont-Cenis is a natural site near Val-Cenis. This place is an attraction for holidaymakers staying in the region. One of the beautiful places for a picnic and also a nice trekking destination.

Colle delle Finestre17.71km from Colle Sommeiller

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.

Rocciamelone19.6km from Colle Sommeiller

The Rocciamelone is a mountain of Graian of Rocciamelone-Charbonnel chain, high 3,538 m above sea level, located in Piedmont, on the border between Valle di Susa and Viù Valley, on whose summit the municipalities of Mompantero, Novalesa, and Usseglio converge.  One of the nice trekking destination and also a view point in this area.

Via Lattea20.15km from Colle Sommeiller

The Via Lattea consists of two parallel valleys just west of Turin that offer top-notch skiing facilities. The valleys hosted many events at the 2006 Winter Olympics, and the facilities and infrastructure remain state of the art.  it comprises the five Piedmontese resorts and additionally the French resort Montgenèvre. Altogether there is more than 400 km (250 miles) of skiable pistes,120 of them with artificial snow, and 70 lifts.

Fenestrelle20.47km from Colle Sommeiller

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.

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Piedmont is a region in northwest Italy, one of the 20 regions of the country. It borders the Liguria region to the south, the Lombardy and Emilia-Romagna regions to the east, and the Aosta Valley region to the northwest; it also borders Switzerland to the northeast and France to the west. It has an area of 25,402 km2 making it the second-largest region of Italy after Sicily and a population of 4,322,805 as of 30 June 2020. The capital of Piedmont is Turin.