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Comune di Claviere
Coat of arms of Claviere
Coat of arms
Claviere is located in Italy
Location of Claviere in Italy
Coordinates: 44°56′N 6°45′E / 44.933°N 6.750°E / 44.933; 6.750Coordinates: 44°56′N 6°45′E / 44.933°N 6.750°E / 44.933; 6.750
Country Italy
Region Piedmont
Metropolitan city Turin (TO)
 • Mayor Franco Capra
 • Total 2.7 km2 (1.0 sq mi)
Elevation 1,760 m (5,770 ft)
Population (Dec. 2004)[1]
 • Total 176
 • Density 65/km2 (170/sq mi)
Demonym(s) Clavieresi
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 10050
Dialing code 0122
Website Official website

Claviere is a municipality in the Metropolitan City of Turin in the Italian region of Piedmont, located about 80 kilometres (50 miles) west of the centre of Turin, near the border with France. Claviere is a small, but well equipped skiing village. The snow season lasts from December to April. The parish church has a Gothic-style portal.


Claviere (known as Clavières until the early 19th century) was already known in Roman times due to its strategical position near the Col de Montgenèvre. In 1713, it was acquired by the Kingdom of Sardinia after the Peace of Utrecht. Claviere was mostly destroyed during World War II. After the conflict, the boundary between France and Italy was moved so that it divided the village in two. The previous frontier was restored in 1974.


Claviere is a part of the Via Lattea (Milky Way) ski area in Italy, where the 2006 Winter Olympics were held. Resorts linked include:


  1. ^ All demographics and other statistics: Italian statistical institute Istat.

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