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The Leumann Village (original pronunciation: Vilage Leumann in Piedmont language), or simply Leumann, is a working-class district built at the end of the nineteenth century in Collegno, just outside Turin.

The Village was conceived in 1875 by entrepreneur Napoleon Leumann, who decided to establish a company for the processing of cotton, benefiting from the facilities offered by the capital of Piemonte, after the controversial transfer of the capital to Rome. At the time, in fact, the Municipality of Turin provided land at convenient prices, with the aim of acquiring a new role for the city that compensated for not being the capital any longer.

The Leumann cotton mill differed from other industries, in that work, family, leisure time, social and welfare institutions were connected to each other, creating a socially civil and functional context. The complex, in Art Nouveau style, was built on a land of over 60,000 square metres with about sixty buildings divided into 120 housing units.

Unfortunately, in the early seventies the crisis that hit the textile industry led to the closure of the village. The facilities are currently owned by the municipality of Collegno, which provides for its protection. You can take guided tours of the village, to discover the history and secrets of this very fascinating place.

Villaggio Leumann
Corso Francia
10093 Collegno TO