Val di Susa in Italy is in the heart of the Italian Alps and is the longest valley in Italy at over 50kms long. It lies in an east-west direction between the Graian Alps to the north, and the Cottian Alps to the south. It has 7 peaks over 3000m in altitude, the highest being Pointe de Ronce at 3612m. France is to the west of the valley, and the suburban areas of the religious city of Turin (Torino in Italian) lie to the east. It is easily accessible via the Frejus Tunnel from France, the TGV high-speed train from Paris Gare de Lyon, or plane to Turin Caselle or Milan Melpensa airports; both of which can be accessed by good public transport services.
Val di Susa is a tourism hotspot with lots of attractions, historical places and every type of adventurous pastime imaginable. Its principle town is Susa which the valley is named after, and the mouth of the valley finishes at Avigliana where their are two large lakes for watersports. The valley is host to a collection of leading skiing resorts including Bardonecchia, Sestriere and Sauze d’Oulx, and has good connections with the French skiing resorts of Montgenevre, La Grave and Les Deux Alpes. At the base of the valley is the City of Torino: home to the Turin Shroud and an abundance of attractions including The Mole Antonelliana, the Royal Palaces of Turin, The Cathedral, The National Cinema Museum and the Egyptian Museum, the largest collection of Egyptian artifacts outside Cairo in Egypt itself. It is also home to Juventus, the leading football team in Italy.