Bardonecchia (Italian: [bardoˈnekkja]; French: Bardonèche or Bardonnèche [baʁdɔnɛʃ]; Piedmontese: Bardonecia [bardʊˈnetʃa]; Occitan: Bardonescha [baɾduˈneʃə]) is an Italian town and comune located in the Metropolitan City of Turin, in the Piedmont region, in the western part of Susa Valley. It grew out of a small village with the works for the Frejus Rail Tunnel, the first crossing the Alps.

Bardonecia (Piedmontese)
Bardonescha (Occitan)
Comune di Bardonecchia
Coat of arms of Bardonecchia
Location of Bardonecchia
Bardonecchia is located in Italy
Location of Bardonecchia in Piedmont
Bardonecchia is located in Piedmont
Bardonecchia (Piedmont)
Coordinates: 45°5′N 6°42′E / 45.083°N 6.700°E / 45.083; 6.700
Metropolitan cityTurin (TO)
FrazioniBorgonovo, Bacino di Rochemolles, Gleise, Les Issard, Millaures, Prerichard, Rivaux, Rochemolles
 • MayorChiara Rossetti
 • Total132.20 km2 (51.04 sq mi)
1,312 m (4,304 ft)
 • Total3,096
 • Density23/km2 (61/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
Dialing code0122
Patron saintSt. Hippolytus
Saint dayAugust 13
WebsiteOfficial website

The town hosted the snowboarding events of the 2006 Winter Olympics.


The entrance to the railway tunnel
Location of the town shown on the map

The town, which is located about 90 km (56 mi) from Turin at the intersection of four valleys, is surrounded by mountains, including several whose peaks surpass 3,000 m (9,800 ft).

The historic center is set back and elevated (Borgo Vecchio), while the new part of town was built around the train station (Borgo Nuovo). The town has grown thanks to activities related to customs, logistics, and tourism; as a result, it has incorporated some neighboring villages and thus is one of the largest towns in the Susa Valley.

Bardonecchia is at one end of both the Fréjus Road Tunnel and the Fréjus Rail Tunnel, part of a TGV Paris to Milan connection.

The municipality of Bardonecchia contains the frazioni (subdivisions, mainly villages and hamlets) Les Arnauds, Melezet, Millaures, Le Gleise, Beaulard, Grange Horres, La Rho and Rochemolles.

Bardonecchia borders the following municipalities: Avrieux (France), Bramans (France), Exilles, Modane (France), Névache (France), Oulx.

Bardonecchia is the westernmost comune in Italy.



This article contains information from the French, Italian, and German Wikipedias.
  1. ^ "Superficie di Comuni Province e Regioni italiane al 9 ottobre 2011". Italian National Institute of Statistics. Retrieved 16 March 2019.
  2. ^ ISTAT, 31. Dezember 2013.
  3. ^ "Popolazione Residente al 1° Gennaio 2018". Italian National Institute of Statistics. Retrieved 16 March 2019.

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