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19th Century Ice House

Cold as an economic resource

The building, characterized by thick stone walls, buried and covered with trees to shade it, represents the last example of still intact 19th century ice house in Piedmont.
The ice produced during the winter in the nearby artificial small lake was preserved until the summer, when it was loaded on carts, covered with wet jute bags, and transported to the markets of Turin and Briançon.
This seasonal job (complementary to the agricultural activity), made the ice extraction and preservation activity an important economic resource for the mountain residents.

Location: Salbertrand (TO) Region: Piedmont
(8797)Salbertrand ice-house
Salbertrand ice-house
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