Ceresole Reale

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Ceresole Reale
Comune di Ceresole Reale
CeresoleReale panorama estate.jpg
Coat of arms of Ceresole Reale
Coat of arms
Location of Ceresole Reale
Ceresole Reale is located in Italy
Ceresole Reale
Ceresole Reale
Location of Ceresole Reale in Italy
Ceresole Reale is located in Piedmont
Ceresole Reale
Ceresole Reale
Ceresole Reale (Piedmont)
Coordinates: 45°26′N 7°14′E / 45.433°N 7.233°E / 45.433; 7.233
Metropolitan cityTurin (TO)
 • MayorAndrea Basolo
 • Total99.82 km2 (38.54 sq mi)
1,620 m (5,310 ft)
 • Total161
 • Density1.6/km2 (4.2/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
Dialing code0124
Patron saintSt. Nicholas
WebsiteOfficial website
the town in winter

Ceresole Reale is a comune (municipality) in the Metropolitan City 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 now the town's main tourist attraction.

Ceresole was the location of the ending cliffhanger scene in the 1969 film The Italian Job.

The adjective Reale meaning 'royal' was conferred to the municipality because it hosted the royal hunting pavilions of the House of Savoy. It was therefore allowed to use the royal shield and the royal crown as the Commune's coat of arms. The only other commune that was allowed this privilege was Venaria Reale, as it hosted another hunting reserve and a royal palace of the Savoyard kings.


  1. ^ "Superficie di Comuni Province e Regioni italiane al 9 ottobre 2011". Istat. Retrieved 16 March 2019.
  2. ^ "Popolazione Residente al 1° Gennaio 2018". Istat. Retrieved 16 March 2019.
  3. ^ All demographics and other statistics: Italian statistical institute Istat.

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