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The old mines

The history of the Liconi, Colonna and Costa del Pino magnetite mines on the slopes of Mount Creya dates right back to Salassi and Roman times and continued up to 1979, the year in which the mines were officially closed. 

Even today you can still see the remains of the cableway used to transport materials, the one that took passengers from Cogne to Colonna and several buildings. In fact there was a shop, library and even a cinema for the miners.
You can visit the remains of these buildings on reaching the old miners' village after a pleasant walk of about two-and-a-half hours.