|Comune di Bardonecchia|
|Frazioni||Lez Arnaus, Melezet, Millaures, Rochemolles|
|• Mayor||Francesco Avato|
|• Total||132.1 km2 (51.0 sq mi)|
|Elevation||1,312 m (4,304 ft)|
|Population (31 December 2006)|
|• Density||23/km2 (60/sq mi)|
|Time zone||CET (UTC+1)|
|• Summer (DST)||CEST (UTC+2)|
|Patron saint||St. Hippolytus|
|Saint day||August 13|
Bardonecchia (French: Bardonèche or Bardonnèche; Occitan: Bardonecha) is an Italian town and comune located in the Province 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 railway Frejus tunnel, the first crossing the Alps. The town hosted the snowboarding events of the 2006 Winter Olympics.
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.
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 is the westernmost comune in Italy.
- 2006 Winter Olympics official report. Volume 3. pp. 59–60.
- This article contains information from the French, Italian, and German Wikipedias.