Ceresole Reale is a comune (municipality) in the Province of Turin in the Italian region Piedmont, located about 50 kilometres (31 mi) northwest of Turin in the Orco Valley, on the border with France.
Ceresole Reale borders the following municipalities: Bonneval-sur-Arc (France), Groscavallo, Noasca, Rhêmes-Notre-Dame, Val-d'Isère (France), and Valsavarenche. The communal territory is home to the Gran Paradiso National Park visitors center. The main structure is the large dam, built in 1925–31 by A.E.M. (Turin's electrical authority): this formed the Lago di Ceresole (lake of Ceresole), which is not the town's main tourist attraction.
The location is famous for being the location of the ending cliffhanger scene in the 1969 film The Italian Job, where the Bedford VAL coach skids off the road and hangs, with a load of gold.
- ^ All demographics and other statistics: Italian statistical institute Istat.