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Trausella, Province of Torino, Piedmont, Italy

Province of Torino
A small town situated in the Val Chiusella, Trausella rises at the center of a small alluvial plain on the right bank of the river Chiusella, surrounded by mountains and meadows of once rich forage cultivations, which once allowed the making of a typical cheese.

The houses are the typical Canavese constructions with arches, balconies with wooden lobbies, stone walls, "lose" roofs made in wood and tiles in the lose or Luserna stone.

Info

  • Altitude: 654 m a.s.l
  • Population: about 130 inhabitants
  • Zip/postal code: 10080
  • Phone Area Code: 0125
  • Patron Saint: St. Grato
  • Frazioni & Localities: Cantoncello, Buse, Musern

History

The name comes form the Latin Trans Ellam. The 1891 census reported 900 residents, then wars, migrations to South America in search of fortune, especially to Guatemala, Brazil and Argentina, or transfer to work at the Olivetti company in Ivrea reduced the population to under 150 trausellesi.

What to see

  • The hamlet of Cantoncello at 1,177 feet, is a fine example of alpine village built entirely from local stone dating back to the 17th century.

Provinces of Piedmont