The municipality is composed of several hamlets and villages located mainly on the left side of the valley and scattered over a vast and sunny basin at the foot of Albergian coastline Fraiteve - Assietta - Val Troncea. The ancient name of the town, Prata Gelata, comes clearly from its somewhat harsh climate, which makes the meadows frozen for several months a year.

During some centuries Pragelato was the capital of the valley, to which it had given the name and that was part of the Dauphiné. The town was also the capital of the Escarton of upper Chisone valley, which was part of the Republic of Escartons from 1343 to 1713.

Pragelato was the protagonist of important historical events also during the religion wars, which devastated those valleys.

Today Pragelato has become an important and renowned tourist, an alpine amphitheater with great sports facilities, where people practice downhill skiing, cross-country skiing and skating in winter, and stay among striking mountains and spruce and larch forests.

Furthermore, within Pragelato territory there is the Regional Natural Park of Val Troncea, which, in addition to its rich heritage of flora and fauna, contains superb examples of Occitan architecture in Laval, Troncea and Seytes centers, and can offer attractive routes to the mines of  Bet.

Among the numerous churches, we recommend the parish one located in La Rua, which is dedicated to the Assumption of the Virgin Mary and was built at the behest of Louis XIV. A shrine dedicated to Our Lady of the Snows was recently built in "Villini" area.

Wine and food of the area are also characteristic an renown: honey, jams, distillate of herbs, flowers and roots.

The local traditional women's costume is rich and important, and it's well documented in the Museum of Costume and Traditions of the Alpine folks. 

How to reach Pragelato

By car
From the Turin bypass by taking, at Stupinigi, the National Road No. 23 of Sestriere (50 km from Turin), or the newly built controlled-access highway to Orbassano-Volvera. The Chisone Valley is also easily accessible from France through Sestriere, using the pass of Montgenevre or the Frejus motorway tunnel (50 km from Briançon);

By bus
S.A.P.A.V. bus service with many daily runs from Turin via Pinerolo and with a daily run from Briançon France - Gap - Briançon and Marseille - Grenoble;

By train
Traveling on the railway line Turin-Pinerolo, in Pinerolo you can find connections with the bus service SAPAV;

By plane
flights to Turin Caselle airport, which is located about 60 Km far from Pragelato. Bus Company S.A.P.A.V. ensures the internal connections to the Valley with more daily runs.


The Provencal alpine Occitan language

The Alpine Occitan, a variant of the Occitan language spoken in southern France that has its roots in the language of the sixteenth century troubadours was once the common linguistic matrix of the entire population of the valleys.
During the Middle Ages it was known in much of Europe, then it gradually became an oral 'dialect' and hence susceptible to many local variations.
The spreading area of this language currently affects a crown of valleys between the Piedmont plain and the Cottians and  Maritimes Alps.

Only at the end of the '50s, however, studies were conducted on the Occitan ethno-linguistic peculiarities the first movements aiming to develop interest in the Italian Occitania were founded.

A language help desk has been recently opened in the municipal offices of Pragelato.

Traditional female costume of Pragelato

The origin of this very rich and varied costume is ancient, although there is no authentic historical reference, but only iconographic and photographic documents of the Nineteenth century. It varies in preciousness and composition and becomes sumptuous or modest depending on the day and occasions. The most distinctive garment is the bonnet, which, seen from the back, has the form of an open fan and is adorned with silk and velvet ribbons.
Internally it has a core of thick paper, outside it is made of multi-coloured damask fabric of silk or cotton,  otherwise it is made of organza or canvas.

There are more kinds of bonnet: the "toque", adorned with silk and velvet ribbons, which is worn everyday: brightly coloured on holidays, black or anyway dark in mourning; the "barette, similar to the previous one, is worn only on special occasions: it is made of azure organza and it's embroidered and adorned with bobbin lace or made of linen canvas without any ornament, if used in the case of bereavement. The "barette bòse" lower and flattened, is worn by young women.

The "robbe" , a woollen or cotton dark-coloured dress. It consists of corset and skirt, with wide sleeves curled up on the shoulder and cuffs trimmed with velvet edges that increase if it's a cerimonial dress.

The shawl, called "moutsau", is worn folded diagonally and stopped behind by a pin, crossed over the chest and secured with the apron  tape. Alsot he shawl varies depending on the circumstances in which it is worn and it is usually matched to the color of the apron: it can be mad of silk, wood, cotton, with or without fringes and of different colours.
The apron, "foudìël", is made of silk or cotton, variously colored and secured at the waist with a ribbon, which in the end is covered by a polychrome tape.

The stockings are log and black, and the shoes are black too.
The golden cross, "le croû", is the most important and symbolic jewel: it can be hammered or grid-style, with the figure of Christ in relief, and mounted on a velvet ribbon that encircles the throat, adorned  by another jewel in gold or enamel, and by a brooch.

Even the young girls had a costume similar to the women's one.  A dress, an apron with short sleeves and the "barette Bòse" with bright multicoloured ribbons.

Traditional male costume of Pragelato

The male costume, by now lost and only used on rare special occasions, was very simple, with no frills or decorations: skirt of rough hemp fabric woven at home, darkl woollen double-breasted waistcoat (the most representative garment), jacket with considerable buttons; fabric or fustian trousers, often supported by a sash, sometimes reaching to the feet, sometimes only up to the calf; white woollen knee socks tied below the knees; wollen heavy wool socks; hobnailed shoes or clogs and wide-brimmed felt hat.

It was a typical clothing of the border regions frequented by the people from Pragelato during the period of seasonal work. The groom wore the scarf of the same color to that of his wife.


In Pragelato you can find this museums:

Museum of Costume and Traditions of the Alpine folks (Rivet)
Museo Costume

A first temporary and provisional setup of the museum was made in 1997, during the Alpine ski  World Cup. The following year, in August 1998, the museum was opened to the public in the old hamlet of La Ruà.

In December 2002, the Museum of Costume and Traditions of the Alpine folks re-open in the new location, especially bought and restored by the municipality, in Rivet hamlet.

In the impressive space of the more than hundred years old house, the Museum, which aims to be the point of research of the cultural identity of Pragelato and of enhancement of custom and language, collects  series of everyday objects, used at home and at work, shown in different environments: the stable, the kitchen, the bedroom, the barn, the cellar and the characteristic "croutin."

Environmenst where you can feel the past and relive scenes from everyday life of that period, the industriousness of the mountain people and their vital inclination to community life. Environments that also contain household linens, work clothes, feast clothes  as well as the entire collection of ancient and rich costumes.

The dresses and costumes of Pragelato have acquired their present features and shapes through the progressive overlap of the French-speaking Savoyard culture to the pre-existing French-speaking Escartons - Provencal - Alpine culture.

The greatest evolution takes place in the Nineteenth Century: lighter cotton fabrics, ribbons, lace and embroidery coloured and enriched the austeremountain Costume.

Particularly rich is also the range of accessories and gold jewelery: brooches, earrings and most of all, crosses.
The Museum will also be the starting point of routes directed to the charming and picturesque hamlets, with bread baking ovens, ancient fountains and sundials: real cultural itineraries to the discovery of ancient wisdom.

Museum and Ethnobotanical Trail of Val Troncea Park
Museo naturalistico Val Troncea

Around the Park headquarters, the ethnobotanical trail allows you to observe and learn to recognize 28 species of trees and shrubs which are common in the territory of Pragelato.

Inside the museum are on display panels illustrating the Park, its environment, its forests, the shapes of the landscape and finally its traditional architecture and its history.

Inside the Museum, a series of information plaques illustrate the Parik and its environments, woods, the shapes of the landscape, its traditional architecture ant its history.
At the center of the hall a large painting of the Val Troncea mountains is the backdrop to some stuffed animals.
The visit to the Museum and to the Ethnobotanical Trail is free.


On the territory there are many churches:


Chapel dedicated to Our Lady of the Snows.
The original chapel was built in 1772 with money provided by Mr. De Courten, Major of the Kolbremant regiment at the service of the House of Savoy to prove their devotion.

As this chapel was always very wet, in 1855 the inhabitants were allowed to sell it and build a new one that was founded as charitable institution in 1857 by Her Majesty Vittorio Emanuele.

Casa Alpina Don Barra (Alpine house Don Barra)

Contemporary architecture shrine of built in 1959, designed by the architect Chiappini and dedicated to Our Lady of the Snows. It contains works by the sculptor Henry Manfrini, including the Christ.

Casa Alpina G.B. Guigas (Alpine Home G.B. guigas)

Contemporary architecture chapel, located in the courtyard of the "Casa Alpina Guigas". According to a recent tradition, the Mass for the Feast of the Grange hamlet is celebrated in this simple chapel.


In 1843 Giuseppe Lantelme on behalf of all the villagers asked the Bishop of Pinerolo permission to build a chapel dedicated to the Holy Heart of Mary that was blessed in 1852. Noteworthy the Bell-gable.

Church of the Visitation

Parish Church in Sestriere hamlet.

Parish Church of St. Louis IX

The church was built at the behest of King Louis XIV of France. It was inaugurated on August 25th 1689 and dedicated to Saint Louis IX. Since then, August 25th is the patronal feast of Fenestrelle.


The original chapel was erected in 1751 at the behest of Matthew Villot native of the hamlet and dedicated to the Nativity of the Virgin Mary. In 1797, the family, fearing that the chapel went to ruin, offered it to the people of the hamlet. In 1803 the chapel was rebuilt at the expense of the inhabitants. It was closed to the cult from 1845 to 1873 due to the humidity that made it unhealthy. Noteworthy the imposing Bell-gable.

Grand Puy

The church, dedicated to St. John the Baptist, was commissioned by Carlo Emanuele III (1739).

The fire that destroyed almost the entire village on January 20th, 1924, only damaged part of the church roof, above the apse.
The new roof (1991) was built thanks to the participation of the Pragelato municipality. The church has a nice porch in front of the entrance.

The interior decorations by Vecchiato dates back to 1995 the stained glass windows depicting religious scenes are distinctive.

The most valuable object is the icon of St. John the Baptist (1739) painted by Botto painter, placed above the altar.
The church also contains a relic of St. John Bosco. In 1993 an electric clock was placed on the bell tower at the behest of the inhabitants.

La Ruà

The church of the Assumption of the Virgin dates back to the late Seventeenth Century and it was desired by the Sun King.
The remaining parts of the original building are the reredos of the high altar corresponding to the design by Debordes, the complex two levels tabernacle similar to those of Grenoble and dedicated to St. Francis de Sales, the baptismal font, the stoup and the confessional with the lilies of France.
Noteworthy the icon in the main altar by Du Pour (1700) and two more icons in the side altars painted by Alessandro Vacca.
The parish church dedicated to "St. Mary of the Assumption" served at the beginning all the upper Pragelato Valley.
The current paintings of the church was carried out in 1902 on the initiative of the parish priest, Father Samuel.
The bell tower, built in 1837, is equipped with three bells, the clock tower was built in 1906 deals thanks to the villagers' offers.

the current church windows, depicting the holy Sacraments, have been built recently (1968).
The altar oriented towards the people is a work by Mr. Guido Ronchail, wood sculptor, and represents the Last Supper (1980).


The church of St. James the Greater (San Giacomo Maggiore) was built in 1686 by commend of King Louis XIV, to allow the new converts to the Catholic religion to profess their cult. It was made a parrish curch in 1698.

In 1711 and in 1755 the Church and the curial house were swept away by an avalanche but were rebuilt in 1758 according to the design by engineer Garilliet from Pinerolo at the expense of King Carlo Emanuele III.
In 1944 the church and the curial house were severely damaged by a fire set by the Germans to destroy the partisans' waste, and restored in 1948-1949 by the Civil Engineering Department.

Parish church of St. Edward

The Church of St. Edward, in Sestriere, was commissioned by Giovanni Agnelli, the founder of Fiat company, in memory of his son Edoardo, who died in a tragic plane crash in 1935.
The church was designed by Vittorio Bonadè-Booty in pseudo-Romanesque style and built in diorite gneiss. It has a massive bronze portal by Arturo Dazzi.

in the interior you will find a crucifix and Our Lady of Sorrows sculpted in marble by Edoardo Rubino, a statue of St. Edward in red porphyry, a Way of the Cross in gilded bronze by Francesco Messina and a statue of Mary with open arms by Tonino Scuccimarra.

Souchères Basses

The church dedicated to the Holy Name of Mary was founded in 1735. Worth noting two valuable sundials by Zarbula (Nineteenth Century)


The ancient church of San Lorenzo already existed  in 1494 and it was dedicated  prior to St. Mary of Graces and later to Our Lady of the Visitation.
From about 1560 to 1685 it was used as a Waldensian Temple.
In 1688 it was rebuilt at the behest of Louis XIV and dedicated to St. Lowrence.
Between 1790 and 1800 the vault was built.
In 1842 the bell tower was raised according to the design by the architect Bianchi of Fenestrelle Military Fortifications.
In 1889, at the behest of the parish  Giovanni Battista Lantelme, the interior of the church with  frescoes by Gennaro and a decoration by Felli was restored.
Inside the church it is possible to see an emblem of the Dolphins of Vienne.

The following works are original: the portal and the pulpit, an icon by Du Four, now without retablo, one stoup, the baptismal font, the tabernacle by the sculptor Bertet, the choir and a painting on canvas depicting  St. James the Greater (1763) signed N.L.M.


It was built in 1753 by the villagers with the help of Carlo Emanuele III and it was dedicated to the Nativity of St. John the Baptist. Deteriorated over the years, it was replaced in 1854 by a new chapel designed by architect John B.Carlin from Oulx, commissioner of the fortifications.

Sporting activities

It is possible to carry out various sporting activities, including:


La via alle miniere  [The way to the mines]
Val Troncea - Pragelato

Troncea 1915 m - Colle dell'Arcano 2781 m - Piano del Bel - Colle del Bel 2786 m - Miniere della "Stazione di Monte " 2623 m - Troncea 1915 m.

Reached with the roadway starting from Traverse, the small Troncea village, you have to leave your car in the car park. From there walk along the paved mule track (EPT 320) of "Colle del Bet"  (Bet Col) that, until 1902 (the year of construction of the cableway that connected the mines to the Tuccia Foundry, near Laval), was used for the transport of mineral by mule.
You will right away venture into a gorgeous larch forest and, after eight steep hairpin turn, you'll reach a clearing at the foot of Roccia Courba where the arboreal vegetation ends.
The wide trail climbs up a fairly steep ridge until you come to a small ruin that was an ancient kiln ("Forni di San Martino", at La Salette,  2,320 m) in which the mineral was freed from the sulfur slag in order to be lightened for transport.
At this point turn around the building and proceed, following a narrow path in the small valley that culminates with the "Colle dell'Arcano" [Arcanum  Col].
Here there is the convergence of two major paths coming respectively from the "Col du Pis" [Pis col] through the "Col du Bissone" [Bissone Col] (EPT 215), and from Balsiglia through the valley of Massello (EPT 217).
Take the trail that goes down spiral to the morain placed below the col on which you find yourself and keep it until the end of the stony ground, losing about 150 m of altitude.
Then you'll find on the right another trail that, instead of going down into the valley, follows the corrugated ridge of the "P.del Bet"  passing a green plateau strewn with interesting mountain rocks, clearly remains from the ice age.This stretch winds among  the imposing mounts Albergian (3047 m), Pelvo di Massello (2803 m) and  Ghinivert (3037 m), offering a top notch panorama especially when you flank some beautiful glacial lakes (Lakes of Bet) distinctive for their intense blue colour.

Not far away, a short ramp leads to "Colle del Bet", on which you can still see the ruins of a stone building that was the starting station of the cableway used to transport the the mineral.Also from this pass you can enjoy a beautiful view of the groups Rognosa of Sestriere, Ecrins and Mont Cenis, and exceptionally, in the distance, in sunny days,  the mounts White, Rosa and Gran Paradiso emerge.From here a clear trail (EPT320 already followed up to "Forni di San Martino") leads to the underlying moraine, where there were the mining sites  known as "Stazione di monte" (Summit Station).From the mine, following the miners' mule track that you've already walked partially, you can come back rapidly  to the "Forni di San Martino" and, from here, to Troncea, along the already described way.

Travel time:
 4,40 hours

Mountain Bike

The Val Troncea (Troncea Valley)
Departure and arrival: : Pragelato 1530 m

From Pragelato, follow the dirt road that, once crossed the Chisone river, grange climbs to Gemignan granges (1854 m). Here you'll take a trail towards Joussaud and Laval at the gates of the Val Troncea Natural Park.

In the Park, the access to mountain bikes is regulated. Go down the first stretch of the dirt road towards Traverses and Pragelato.

Sci di fondo

Unspoiled nature, silence ... immersed in the beauty of the Natural Val Troncea Park, the trail winds along the valley floor, offering the opportunity to experience fully the mountain.
Cross-country skiing enthusiasts can choose among seven routes, with different mileages, which venture into landscapes of touching beauty and landscapes, in some cases belonging to the natural Val Troncea park :
1° ring 2 Km ,
2° ring 3 Km,
3° ring 5 Km,
4° ring 7.5 Km,
5° ring 8 Km,
6° ring 10 Km,
7° ring 15 Km.

Racchette da neve

ITINERARY N.1: Pragelato, Gran Puy, Pragelato

Place of departure: Pragelato

Acess by car: take the State road 23 from Pinerolo to reach Pragelato where you can leave your car near the bar 'Il Baretto'.

The route starts from the Pragelato village, following the direction to the Grand Puy, which is located just in front of the bar 'Il Baretto'.

You can go by car to the edge of the pine forest, located at the back of the new settlements (about 250-300 m long) and before a little bridge.
if there's no snow you can continue driving for about 3 kilometers  until you reach the fourth hairpin turn, where you'll find on the left a comfortable forest road that leads to a broad plateau (about 2000m above sea level) above the Grand Puy, from where you can come back to the roadway leading to the point of departure.

- Altitude gap: 450 m
Travel time: 2 hours
Difficulty: easy
- Recommended period: December - March


ITINERARY n° 2: Pragelato, Gran Puy, Alpe Giarasson, Pragelato

Place of departure: Pragelato

Acess by car: take the State road 23 from Pinerolo to reach Pragelato where you can leave your car in the main square.

This itinerary, a little 'more challenging, starts from the Town Hall little square in Pragelato.

From the centre of Ruà hamlet, turn right near the old oven, right after turn left and take the mule track that leads to the Grand Puy. Here you'll take the trail n. 2 of the "Ciaspole" (snowshoes) until you reach a broad plateau at about 2000m of altitude.
Turn left and follow the forest trail marked with the N. 1 "Ciaspole" (Snowshoes) until you meet and follow the detour to the right, that leads to Alpe Giarasson (2124m) reachable by the path n ° 2 of the 'Snowshoes'.
To come back follow the same route of the ascent until you'll meet the forest trail coming from the plateau. Cross it and continue on the path n.2  up to the Gran Puy.  From here retrace the path used for the climb.
Note: if you consider too hard or challenging this whole itinerary, you may reach the Grand Puy hamlet, which offers a beautiful scenery, and come back by the same route of the climb.

Altitude gap: 700 m
Travel time: 3-4 hours
Difficulty: easy
Recommended period: December - April


ITINERARY n.3: Pragelato, Fraisse, Pragelato

Place of departure: Pragelato

Acess by car: take the State road 23 from Pinerolo to reach Pragelato where you can leave your car near Kinka village.

The route starts nearby the kinka village and the riding stables. 

Cross the Chisone brook , then turn left and take the road that goes up considerably towards Fraisse. After about 15 minutes you will reach a fork from which two roads branch off. Take the one on the left and continue downhill passing on the right the Souchères Basses hamlet.

After a long plateau on the valley floor you'll reach Fraisse.
For the return retraces plateau on the valley floor up to a few hundred meters from Souchères Basses, follow the sign for the trail '3' that turns  to the right, develops the way through the Souchères Basses village, then reconnects 'upstream '  with the route used for the outward.

- Altitude gap: 700 m
Travel time: 3 hours
Difficulty: easy
Recommended period: December - April


ITINERARY n. 3/b Pragelato, Prà da Mont, Pragelato

Place of departure: Pragelato

Acess by car: take the State road 23 from Pinerolo to reach Pragelato where you can leave your car near Kinka village.

The route starts nearby the kinka village and the riding stables. 

Cross the Chisone brook , then turn left and take the road that goes up considerably towards Fraisse.

After about 15 minutes you will reach a fork from which two roads branch off. Turn right uphill and follow the beautiful forest road, passing the characteristic site where a beautiful source properly equipped by the forest service  'triumphs' and head towards Prà da Mont (the bergerie are reachable in 45 minutes walking) through a beautiful larch forest, in the presence of the mount Albergian.
To come back, you can retrace the same itinerary of the outward or leave this route and follow the trail n. 3 which develops on the left side of the plateau of the bergerie.
Once you have reached the fork, near the end of the slope, turn right still following the trail n. 3 to reach the place of departure.

Altitude gap: 800 m
Travel time: 3 hours and half / 4 hours
Difficulty: easy
Recommended period: December - April


ITINERARY n. 4: Pragelato, Rif, Allevè, Grange, Pragelato

Place of departure: Pragelato

Acess by car: take the State road 23 from Pinerolo to reach Pragelato and leave your car near the bar "Il Baretto".

Follow the route to the Gran Puy and the indication "Ciaspole 4" (Snowshoes 4) that are located in front of the bar and head to the pine forest behind the last houses of the village from where, on the left, the uphill itinerary with indication n. 4 starts.

The route develops first through largeand steep slopes and then ventures into a beautiful wooded area to reach the ruined Rif hamlet.

From the last house of the hamlet, head towards the left and follow carefully the direction '4 ', which through some rather steep slopes leads to the forest road that is located upstream of the Rif.

From here, the trail becomes flat and downhill until you reach the beautiful hamlet Allevè village.

From the center of the village (fountain), take the trail "Ciaspole 4" (Snowshoes 4) slightly on the left direction "Grange di Pragelato" where the route ends. After a few minutes of paved road you will reach the point of departure.

  - Altitude gap: 450 m
  - Travel time: 3 / 4 hours
  - Difficulty: easy
  - Recommended period: December - March




Falling rocks

 It occurs especially where the rock is crumbly and especially in the high mountains, in the hottest days or during the hottest hours of the day.
It 's always a very dangerous phenomenon, both in case of sporadic falls of small stones and in case of large landslides.

To prevent this: avoid to cross the gullies during the hottest hours and don't stand at the base of the rock faces.


 Recommendations: avoid snowshoe hiking immediately after a precipitation with more than 30 cm of fresh snow, or keep away from the slopes potentially subject to avalanches walking on the ridges rather than in the valley.
keep yourself away from the slopes exceeding 28 degrees avoiding to pass at their base or, even worse, to cross them diagonally.

Before leaving for a snowshoe excursion  it is necessary to ask for information by calling the number +39 011 3185555 or by going to the Pragelato Tourist Office (Tel. +39 0122 78844)

Avalanche danger Rating

  1.  Weak local danger of avalanches and slab: on steep slopes, under the ridges and leeward.
  2. Middle local danger of avalanches and slab: choose not challenging trips; avoid the slopes of snow piled by the wind.
  3. General danger of avalanches: avoid all steep slopes and the off-piste.
  4. Great general danger of avalanches: don't hike
  5. Catastrophic situation
Scuole di sci discesa - fondo

Scuola sci Pragelato

Via Wembach Hahn 10060 Pragelato (TO)
Tel 0122.78960

The instructors of this school have acquired the specialization in the teaching of snowboarding and of downhill and cross-country skiing techniques for disabled people.


Sci club Valchisone (cross-country skiing and telemark)

Via Roharbach hamlet Plan
Tel. 0122.741107

Local products and dishes

List of local products with recipes:

Cagliette - Calhëtte


Ancient dish of our cuisine, its composition varies from town to town. It is prepared with simple ingredients such as potatoes and onions.

In some areas they are prepared with prevalence of meat, in other with prevalence of potatoes.
Once they were made with the buckwheat flour (granét).
The name of this dish comes from the particular shape of the dumplings, that resemble the spindle which was used once to spin the wool.

Recipe from upper Val Chisone


Preparation time: 15 minutes for kneading, 1 hour for cooking

  • 12 potatoes grown in Pragelato
  • 1 onion
  • 100 g of bacon
  • 2 eggs
  • A bit of flour
  • Some crumbled breadsticks


Grate about 12 potatoes and squeeze them in a dishcloth until the complete elimination of the starch.  Add the sautéèd onion and bacon, 2 eggs and a bit of flour.
Add to the mix the crumbled bread sticks.
Using the spoon, make some little balls, cover them in flour and boil them in salted water for about 1 h. Serve the Calhëtta hot and combined with some game.

Gofri (Waffles)

The gofri  is a special 'wafer' typical of the upper Chisone Valley that is prepared on the spot especially during the village feasts.

It's tradition to cook them on cast iron plates (the "gofriere") heated directly on the fire. You can fill the gofri with jam, honey, chocolate, ham, salami or cheese, according to your preference.


For 20 gofri

  • 1 kg of flour every 2 liters of water
  • a little salt
  • 1 sachet of brewer's yeast or baking powder
  • lard to grease the pan.


The recipes are numerous and sometimes hide some secrets. This is one of the possible secrets  gathered in upper Chisone Valley.

Prepare a batter with flour, water, salt and yeast and let it rise at least 3 hours. In order to prevent the mixture to adhere to the plate, you need to grease it with some lard.

Pour about a ladle of batter on the hot cast iron  plate turning it over quickly and remove the wafer after a few minutes.

“Glôre” of potatoes

Glôre a talhioun

For 4 people

  • 1 kg of potatoes
  • ¼ l of milk
  • Half an onion finely chopped
  • few spoons of liquid cream (optional), a bay leaf, salt.


Peel the potatoes, wash them carefully, dry them and cut them into little slices with a thickness of about  1/2 cm.

Prepare on the bottom of the baking tray a layer of potatoes, then sprinkle a bit 'of onion, a layer of sliced ​​potatoes again, onion again and potatoes again.
Wet profusely with the milk, salt, insert, if desired, a bay leaf and finish with the cream.

Bake in preheated oven at 180 degrees for about 40 minutes. The surface must be well browned and you'll taste an excellent glôre a talhioun, that accompanies deliciously roasts, stews and meats usually cooked with sauce.


Glôre grattà
For 4 people

  •  1 kg potatoes (preferably yellow potatoes, which does not become dark when grated)
  • 1/2 l of whole milk 
  • 1/2 onion finely chopped 
  • 1/2 hg of bacon, chopped into small pieces 
  • oil 
  • 1 whole egg 
  • salt


Peel the potatoes, wash them carefully, dry them.

Sauté the onion in the oil adding the bacon chopped very fine only in the end the.
While sautéing the onion, grate the potatoes with a special grater with rather large holes (mind your fingers!), add the egg previously beaten, salt, the sautéed onions with bacon and mix adding some milk.
Place the mixture into the baking tray. The mixture should be fairly liquid because it tends to dry out during cooking.
The cooking time is about 1 hour in a preheated oven at 220 degrees.
The food should be well browned at the time of removal from the oven.


The "CONSORZIO APICOLTORI PRAGELATO" (Beekeepers Consortium in Pragelato, Phone 3480084355) aims to promote and defend the honey of Pragelato.

The Association also deals with the production and sale of Pragelato's honey.
The consortium that manages it brings together about fifteen local beekeepers who produce a great wildflower honey.
Honey is a precious product, nutritious, and energizing: once it was consumed together with butter, as a natural and stimulant starter, in the milk, or as an ingredient in desserts.
In our valleys honey has a long tradition and it is quite renown. he first news about it date back to the Eighteenth Century. The best known is the "millefiori di Pragelato" (wild flowers honey of Pragelato).



For 4 people - Preparation time: 15 minutes for kneading, 1 hour for coking

  • 8 potatoes grown in Pragelato
  • 1 l of milk
  • 100 g of bacon
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 onion
  • 3 hg of flour


Grate the potatoes and drain them to eliminate the starch.
Sauté onions and bacon in a pan for 10 minutes. Add milk, to eggs, the flour and the sautéed onions to the grated potatoes, mix until you get a good mixture, which should not be too solid.
Fry in boiling oil the dough in spoonfuls to form small pancakes.
Serving the 'pilot' golden brown and accompanied with bacon or ham.