Introducing The Milky Way
Snow-laden slopes draw a steady stream of skiers to the Milky Way (Via Lattea), two parallel valleys just west of Turin. The more northern of the two, Valle di Susa, meanders past a moody abbey, the old Celtic town of Susa and pretty mountain villages. Its southern counterpart, the Valle di Chisone, is pure ski resort territory. The valleys hosted many events at the 2006 Winter Olympics – including alpine skiing, freestyle skiing and bobsleigh – and facilities and infrastructure are state-of-the-art.