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Claviere

For the French politician, see Étienne Clavière.

Template:Infobox Italian comune Claviere is a comune (municipality) in the Province of Turin in the Italian region Piedmont, located about Script error: No such module "convert". west of Turin, on 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.

History

Claviere (known as Clavieres until the early 19th century) was already known in Roman times due to its strategical position near the Monginevro Pass. 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.

Resorts

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

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