Col San Giovanni

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Col San Giovanni
Panorama from punta Sourela
Panorama from punta Sourela
Col San Giovanni is located in Italy
Col San Giovanni
Col San Giovanni
Location of Col San Giovanni in Italy
Coordinates: 45°12′56″N 7°22′38″E / 45.21556°N 7.37722°E / 45.21556; 7.37722Coordinates: 45°12′56″N 7°22′38″E / 45.21556°N 7.37722°E / 45.21556; 7.37722
Country Italy
Region Piedmont
ProvinceTurin (TO)
Elevation1,118 m (3,668 ft)
 • Total55
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
Dialing code(+39) 0123

Col San Giovanni is a frazione (and a parish) of the municipality of Viù, in Piedmont, northern Italy.


In former times the village was named Collis ad sancti Joannis or Collo di San Giovanni.[3]


Church tower

Col San Giovanni was first mentioned in a document signed in 1011 by Landolfo, archbishop of Turin.[3]

Since 1927 it was a separate comune (municipality).[4]

Relevant buildings[edit]

The local church was built from 1614 on the site of a previous one and it was renovated in 1922 to allow the transit of a new road. Its bell tower is the oldest of the Lanzo Valleys and was built at the end of the 11th century.[4]


  1. ^ Carta Tecnica Regionale raster 1:10.000 (vers.3.0), published by Regione Piemonte - 2007
  2. ^ 14 °Censimento generale della popolazione e delle abitazioni, Istat on-line data: (accessed in February 2014)
  3. ^ a b Goffredo Casalis (1856). Dizionario geografico-storico-statistico-commerciale degli Stati di S. M. il Re di Sardegna. 5. Torino: Maspero. pp. 333–336.
  4. ^ a b CHIESA PARROCCHIALE DI SAN GIOVANNI BATTISTA (fraz. Col San Giovanni), page on Archived 2014-02-21 at the Wayback Machine (accessed on February 2014)

External links[edit]

Media related to Col San Giovanni at Wikimedia Commons