Moncenisio is a municipality in the region of Piedmont, located about 60 Km west of Turin, on the border with France. In the mountains of Moncenisio you find an artificial lake, that is filled with water during summer. On the top of Mount Variselle (2150m) you can still see the remaining Fort de Variselle (constructed between 1877 and 1883). As the fortress functioned as command center, it also contained a large ammunition depot for 420 men and the mobile infantry in the area. In addition, you would also find here an infirmary, warehouses for food and baking ovens.