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Events and Pratical Information


Ostana organizes several community initiatives all over the year: singing groups, literary and video contests, photographic exhibitions, environmental improvement projects, excursions with snowshoes, picnics, common bread preparation and cooking sessions, meetings for the members of the Alpine troops.




Scheduled programme:

February                     UNESCO International Mother Language Day

June                            Ostana Price - Literary Price in Mother Language

                                   Presentation of the Annual notebook of the "I Rënéis" Association

                                   Literary Price "Your Mountain, Your Emotions"

August                        Environmental Voluntary Camp in collaboration with Legambiente

                                   "Piemonte DocuMenteur Filmfest"

                                   Meeting for the former members of the Alpine troops

                                   Folk and traditional dancing nights

September                  Chantar e dançar a Ostana  (a whole day in the Occitan culture: in the morning walk                                         and singing through the village hamlets, in the afternoon dance with live folk music)

December                    "Chapalo-chapalo" Hunting the witches throughout the Ostana tradition.

See the "Momenti di Festa, Svago e Cultura" section for an up-to-date list of events.

Cultural Associations

Association Pro Loco: they organizes village happenings

Cultural Association "I Rënéis": the association runs the Municipal Ethnographic Museum of Ostana which illustrates the ancient cycle of life (work in the fields, the stables, the school, etc...) with implements, objects, reconstructions of environments and photographs captioned in Occitan and Italian. Every June, they present the annual theme notebook, edited by the association.

 The "Cantori Spontanei": a spontaneous group of people singing popular traditional songs.

The "Aire d'Ostana": a group of young musicians expressing Occitan culture 

Association "Arealpina": promotes the knowledge of social and cultural aspects of life in the Alps

School of Alpine Photography: within the Alpine Cultural Institute the school organizes courses, photographic exhibitions, conferences.


Useful Information:

How to get there

By car:

-         A6 Torino-Savona motorway, Marene exit, SS662 state road towards Savigliano, Saluzzo, Revello, Ostana.

-         - A55 Torino-Pinerolo motorway, Pinerolo exit direction for Bricherasio, Bagnolo Piemonte, Barge, paesana, Ostana.

By train:

Railways line Torino (Porta Nuova)-Cuneo or Savona-?? To Savigliano. Then bus to Paesana, then bus to Ostana (to loc. Bivio, 1500 metres away from the village).

Distances in km

Torino 75, Cuneo 68, Pinerolo 40, Saluzzo 33.




From 895 mt at the Moulin di Villo up to  2426 m of the Col da Guiaço. The most populated hamlets lay between 1100 and 1400 mt.  

Tourist Information

Town Hall: Piazza Caduti per la Libertà 49 (tel: +39017594915)

Tourist Office Comunità Montana Vallipo-Bronda-Infernotto: Via S.Croce 4, Paesana (tel: +39017594273)


Where to stay

Rural Hotel and Restaurant "La Galabèrna", loc. Villo (tel. 345 5973406 - 0175 940310)

Agritourism "A nostro mizoun (A cà nòsta)" loc. Durandin (tel. 339 7616431)

Holidays Home "Lou Batënt", loc. Ruà (tel. 3356761014)

Holidays Home "Residence Monviso", (tel. 335.6968360, tel. 335.7418586)

Rooms for rent "Aglaia", loc. Crouç (tel. 33918763655)

Baita Miridò, loc. Miridò (tel. 3337707471)

Bed&Breakfast "44", Via Roma 44, loc. Villo (tel. 3472461812)

Links of Interest

Association "I Rënéis": www.reneis.org, e-mail: info@reneis.org , Tel.: 0175 945063 - 0175 94220 - 0175 987234 - 347 8779273 - 333 7499962

Aire d'Ostana : occitan music group www.airedostana.it

Alliance in the Alps: a network of alpine municipalities strive to develop their alpine living environment in a sustainable way. www.alpenallianz.org

Chambra d'òc : association concerning the Occitan culture www.chambradoc.it

Cinelabio : Piemonte DocuMenteur Filmfest www.cinelabio.eu/index.html

Global Mountain : Cuneo alpine guide association including the Italian school of mountaineering, ski touring and rock climbing www.globalmountain.it

Alpine Guides of Monviso : www.alps.it

IAM : Institute of Architecture Montana within the Department of Architectural and Industrial Design of Politecnico of Turin www.polito.it/iam

The Most Beautiful Villages in Italy: the charme of hidden Italy www.borghitalia.it

Piemonte Cultura : Cultural association for the regional territory of Piedmont  www.piemontecultura.net

UNCEM : National Association of Montane Municipalities, Communities and Institutes www.uncem.piemonte.it



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