Novalesa

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Novalesa
Comune
Comune di Novalesa
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Novalesa is located in Italy
Novalesa
Novalesa
Location of Novalesa in Italy
Coordinates: 45°11′N 7°1′E / 45.183°N 7.017°E / 45.183; 7.017
Country Italy
Region Piedmont
Province Turin (TO)
Frazioni S. Pietro, S. Rocco, Villaretto, Ronelle, S. Anna, Borghetto, S. Maria, Fraita
Government
 • Mayor Ezio Cesare Rivetti
Area
 • Total 28.3 km2 (10.9 sq mi)
Elevation 828 m (2,717 ft)
Population (31 May 2012)
 • Total 553
 • Density 20/km2 (51/sq mi)
Demonym Novalicensi
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 10050
Dialing code 0122
Website Official website

Novalesa is a comune (municipality) in the Province of Turin in the Italian region Piedmont, located about 60 km west of Turin, on the border with France. Novalesa borders the following municipalities: Bessans (France), Lanslebourg-Mont-Cenis (France), Mompantero, Moncenisio, Usseglio, and Venaus.

Near the village is Novalesa Abbey, an Benedictine monastery founded in 726. Acting in effect as a forward position for the Franks near their border with the territory of the Lombards, the abbey was strategically placed to control the Via Francigena. The parish church constitutes a site of the Museum of Alpine Religious Art (part of the Diocesan Museum System of Susa).

Near the village there are very high waterfalls, formed by the streams coming from Rocciamelone mountain.

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