Italy’s highest corner of paradise
Atop the hill of the same name, between Val di Susa and Val Chisone, Sestriere, in the province of Turin, is the highest comune in Italy, at over 2,000 metres in altitude.
Surrounded by peaks exceeding 3,000 metres, Sestriere is part of the Via Lattea ski area, which includes Sauze d’Oulx, Oulx, Sansicario, Cesana, Pragelato and the French resort of Montgenevre for a total of 400 kilometres of ski area with modern ski lifts and slopes suitable for all levels of proficiency, making it the ideal destination for snow lovers.
The most famous is the Kandahar Slalom-Giovanni Alberto Agnelli, which hosts the special slalom World Cup races and, during the rest of the year, is a treat for experts and enthusiasts alike.
The perennial glaciers allow skiing in Sestriere even during summer, as well as walking, trekking, mountain biking and electric biking, climbing, rafting and many other outdoor activities.
Do you love golf? Sestriere has the highest 18-hole course in Europe, which, as the wind blows non-stop, offers the opportunity to have fun while improving your technique.
It takes less than an hour and a half to get there by car from the capital of Piedmont.
If you prefer travelling by train, the nearest station is Oulx, on the Frejus line. From there, you can reach the village in half an hour by bus.