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Claviere

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According to several historians the name derives from Latin word "Clavis" (key). A small mountain village in the province of Turin, located at more than 1700 meters above sea level, in Alta Val of Susa, Claviere is dominated by the massive of Chaberton, near the Italian-French border. The local economy is primarily dedicated to tourism and is popular in both Summer and Winter seasons. It offers a long sequence of facilities such as tennis courts, golf courses, an Olympic size swimming pool, a ring for cross country, five chairlifts, a ski lift, a ski jump, an ice skating track and beautiful hiking trails.
This village is located close to the Pass of Montgenevro, a crucial crossway between Alps for the transportion of goods, already known at the times of Hannibal and the Romans. In the first half of the XVIII century with the Peace Treaty of Utrecht it was ceded to the Savoy, together with Bardonecchia and other towns in the Val di Susa. The road was enlarged in the early XIX century by Napoleon and the better communication conditions allowed a significant development in the town. In the XX century it became one of the largest ski resorts. Its border location, during the Second World War, meant that it was practically the center of the conflict between Italy and France, suffering, therefore, enormous difficulties. Divided in two, by the border provisions in the Treaty of Paris in 1947, it was reunified in 1974 and annexed to the Italian territory.

Attractions:

- the Cathedral which features a Gothic portal dating from the XV century.
- the Church of the Visitation of Holy Mary.
- the chapel of San Gervasio.
- most of the other buildings of historical and artistic interest were destroyed during the conflict of World War II.

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