Saturday, 15 December 2012

Gressoney-La-Trinité-Italy | Alpine Gem Beneath the Majestic Monte Rosa.

Gressoney-La-Trinité is a fantastic resort of Italy, an Alpine Gem beneath the Majestic Monte Rosa one of the giants of the Alps, the second peak of that wonderful mountainous chain just behind the iconic Mont Blanc.

Situated in a stupendous valley with the same name also called Alta Valle del Lys, the High Valley of the river Lys which descends from that superb height in the beautiful Val D´Aosta region, the Aosta Valley a marvellous Italian Alpine territory enclosed within France, Switzerland and Piedmont, a wonderful destination born to donate dreams and fantastic stays all year.

Located approximately at 85, 0 kilometres from the capital of the region, the beautiful Aosta, notorious centre for its rich historic Roman patrimony and at 103, 0 kilometres from the third Italian centre the splendid Turin, former and first Italian Capital during the times of the Kingdom of the reign of the Savoy House, Gressoney-La-Trinité is considered by many people one of the pearls of that enchanting land. 

Every corner around the municipal boundaries of that splendid mountain resort is a fairytale marvel and all that beneath the charming and imposing silhouette of that towering peak which with its 4634, 0 metres is just like the Protector of a paradise dominating picturesque villages and hamlets scattered along fabulous Alpine scenery.

Thanks to its very well preserved natural and architectonic environment due to a great and clever plan of conservation managed by the local and regional Institutions that site has kept its divine image despite a constant increasing tourist demand.

The beauty of that valley is also highlighted by its uncontaminated atmosphere which also placed that town as relevant climatic destination and a further beauty is a large presence of stunning vegetation formed by large pine and fir virgin forests which give it a further charming appeal. 

Highly suggested place for those who love the high mountain and all the activities linked to mountaineering, Gressoney-La-Trinité is an Eden for Alpine Ski and winter sports and a Mecca for trekkers who can find there a multitude of itineraries and routes enjoying full days with great excursions including g visiting other nearest valleys and including a paradise for cycling.

That resort is in addition a heaven for photographers who will enjoy wild images combined with that unmistakable beautiful Walser architecture simply outstanding and also greatly suggested for who love nature, art, history and for all people who want to have relaxing times in a sweet and enchanting heaven. 

Excellent accommodations among them very stylish and comfortable chalets next to a gastronomy simply great which offer a varied range of recipes prepared with fresh and delectable ingredients are other fabulous features which conquer a visitor in a while.

A further detail which delights the visitors is represented by the kind and polite locals who with a high sense of hospitality are always ready to suggest the best during your stay, so proud if you want to discover a land which is a mine of extraordinary surprises and an endless treasure rich of infinite gems and also thanks to that the tourists feeling themselves very welcome.

Relevant and very interesting is also the history of that Alpine municipality which after the Roman colonisation according historic documentations was populated since the 11th century by a small group of descendants of the Alemanni, an ancient Germanic tribe originally coming from the valley of the Upper Rhein.

That population well known for its several battles long time before with the Imperial Rome which colonised that region founding different centres among them Aosta was defeated by the Franks after a long period characterised by numerous clashes to establish also in that territory a domain of the Sacred Roman Empire which gave origin to the succession of the Carolingian dynasties ruling that land.

In the Middle Ages along all the Alpine chain there were often displacements of people from a valley to another, many settlers were assimilated in other ethnic groups or moved to other territories including some of them to the original motherland.

Others remained accepting the new political system of the rulers living as ordinary vassals as in the case of those settlers of Gressoney-La-Trinité, but in a territory pretty depopulated.

Those former inhabitants were mainly farmers, devoted to agriculture and pastures with some small trades with the nearest settlements located in other neighbouring valleys such as the Val D´Ayas and Valsesia, two lands which always had important links with the Lys Valley.

Some former paths were developed in the area of the Salati Pass and Monte Mologna towards Piedmont and at the foot of the Colle Pinter and the Colle Bettaforca connecting by those passes those valleys with chances of transit despite to reach some villages and hamlets was not in that period very easy . 

Much more difficult was to establish trails leading Switzerland for the presence of high mountainous walls part the of Monte Rosa group such as the Monte Castore and the Lyskamm which were practically insurmountable in medieval times.

In the 13th century the local lords organised a traditional feudalistic system and they started to be active trying to populate a territory practically desert.

Those aristocrats needed labour in particular dedicated to agriculture and breeding and they decided to invite the Walser a Germanic population group coming from the Bernese Oberland in the current Switzerland.

That people replaced and assimilated in a short time the Alemanni originally linked to them having the same ancestors and they started to create other villages in different geographical areas.

You can find some of them in Val d´Aosta but also in Piedmont in the current Valsesia, in part of the Haute Savoy in France, in Switzerland and in addition that people also reached the Principality of Liechtenstein and Austria. (I wrote a post about Bosco Gurin and Davos Swiss Walser settlements and Silbertal in Austria in the case you are interested)

The name Walser is the simple denomination of inhabitants living in a valley deriving from the word Walliser and those settlers took with them all their traditions, culture, folklore, architecture, gastronomy and including the language which was very similar to those of the predecessors.

In medieval era they also obtained autonomy and freedom and they could use their own language without impediments and to build their typical wooden houses and the picturesque Stadel.

They are those typical two story buildings with a basement highlighted by magnificent timber balconies, sloping roofs and windows with refined lines and developed over those traditional shape mushroom pillars which are another special architectonic feature of those enchanting constructions.

Those structures in many cases became a trendy inspiration to build some magnificent Alpine chalets and stylish houses for their fine layout and appeal and today in the resort you can admire some superb examples of that kind of architecture.

The local history continued very linked to the Duchy of Savoy, future Kings of Piedmont and Sardinia and first Sovereigns of the new Italy.

The name of the town for sound is of clear French heritage and that Francophone denomination derives from the French word Cresson meaning watercress for the reason that such kind of vegetable is pretty common in that territory and from that it changed with local influences into Gresson while the second word is of Religious origin linked to the holy Trinity.

That centre for proximity and cultural links related to secular trades and rulers kept strong relationships with the nearest France and the Aosta Valley is well known to be a bilingual with Italian and French, both official languages.

That centre is also called in Walser Greschoney or Creschnau Dritfaltigkeit and in German Kressnau Dreitfaltigkeit due to also to the strong Germanic rooted culture present in that valley.

Another German version of the name is Kressnau bei den Dächern which means Gressoney next to the roofs while in Greschóneytitsch the local Titsch Walser language is Creschnau bei Tachen.

All those influences and linguistic features generated that the resort is historically and culturally a multilingual municipality. Despite its tiny size, you can find there locals who fluently speak Italian, French, the Titsch and many also German closely linked to the previous which is part of the linguistic group called Highest Alemannic.

 Many inhabitants are very fluent in German due to those historic links with the Greschóneytitsch, the construction of phrases very similar with the use of the auxiliary verbs haben and sein to be and have and including in the use of the dative, genitive and accusative and many other morphological affinities.

There are differences in phonetic, accent, particular expressions and words due to a language which independently grew with local influences and uses of determined words but having the same grammatical roots.

Furthermore many people in the area also speaks the Patois Vâldotain very common in Val D´Aosta, a Romance Occitan language which is a sort of old French also spoken in Piedmont and in France mainly in Haute Savoie and also in that case people who speak Patois are pretty fluent in French. (In the case you are interested about that I wrote a post about Rhêmes Notre Dame)

It is always very interesting to know those interesting details during a visit and a stay to know a culture which helps to enter much more in a beautiful local reality which also created the history of a land.

The centre of the resort is arranged along the Regional Road SR 44 on the shore of the river Lys, pretty small but with very interesting sites and you can start from one of its landmarks, the iconic Walser Huis Muzeum.

It is the Ethnographic Walser Museum hosted inside a typical rural house characterised by a stoned roof and highlighted by a splendid wooden loggia with marked architectonic details on its façade reflecting the true architecture developed by that population. 

The interior is a representation of a traditional environment explaining the visitors the utility of the rooms and containing interesting documents and objects regarding the chronological history of the community.

All the main aspects are illustrated in that site trying to transmit the cultural soul since the former settlers and visiting that exhibition is definitely a splendid occasion to know more something extremely rooted in Gressoney-La-Trinité since the Middle Ages.

That museum will perfectly introduce you also with the chance to admire utensils, tools, handcraft and decorations and many wooden items which are really authentic artistic masterpieces. 

The Walser for a long tradition inherited by their ancestors are excellent carvers and engravers in particular using timber. They create several kinds of objects as simple spoons but also ashtrays, decorated boxes, frames, sculptures of animals and different subjects depicting nature and many other great things.

That community is very proud and very close to the cultural heritage which is a symbol to defend and to have a museum to show that identity is something to preserve transmitting it to the next generations and obviously it is also an instrument to show all that to tourists who are interested in their secular history.

 If you visit the Alps you will find others in Alagna Valsesia, Bosco Gurin, Triesenberg, Val Formazza and Macugnaga, including in the famous Swiss resort of Davos.

Those inhabitants also gave a name to the valley calling it Kramertal which means Valley of Trade or Valley of the Merchants.

That denomination because since a long time ago that geographical point was an important commercial meeting place in which traders from the nearest Swiss and French valleys from Switzerland, France but also some coming from Southern Germany met each other with exchange of goods in particular fabric.

Other denominations were given to identify specific area such as Oberteil which corresponds to the Northern side of the valley while the southern is called Unterteil.

To keep alive the contacts with the other communities present in different areas of the Alps, the Walser communities organise festivals and feasts with typical cuisine, handcrafts expositions and other cultural events celebrated in different sites in which that culture is present.

If you are interested to know more about all that there is another splendid representation of houses and a museum in Alagna Valsesia in the region of Piedmont on the other side of the Monte Rosa where you will discover many other interesting things and also that exhibition is highly interesting and it is located at the entrance of the municipality.

Other local attractions are Pourhus consisting in an interesting Eco Museum called also Casa del Paese or Thedy Hus the house of the town.

Next to that great exhibition you can see the local Parish Church erected in the early 18th century dedicated to the Holy Trinity

It is a typical example of Alpine Religious building painted in a light ochre tonality with a sober but charming high facade with two arched windows of Romanesque inspiration on the front side above a rectangular doorway.

You will notice in addition a fresco beneath the scenic gable roof and fine outlines with a perfect balance of all the architectonic elements in the layout and next to that construction lays the local cemetery.

The Church consists in a nave and the interior is arranged on a Latin cross plan and the highlights are a splendid Baroque altarpiece and a beautiful chandelier forged in gold, silver and copper placed in the centre of the central nave.

Next to the main body of that Sacred structure is situated a high bell tower developed on a square plan, it is over 30,0 metres high characterised by a circular white watch while the charming belfry is surmounted by an attractive onion dome.

If you want to enjoy a very relaxing walk in one of the neighbourhoods I suggest Orsia a place splendid characterised by a splendid promenade also called by many people Giro dell´Anello, the ring tour, for its circular shape very similar to a ring. 

That very appealing itinerary along the river Lys is great because it is just beneath the majestic peak of Monte Rosa, a place in which you can admire in all its splendour the beauty of that Alpine giant and its spectacular glacier over you. 

That scenic view is simply fantastic and the trail is flanked by uncontaminated virgin forests, captivating wooden houses scattered all around, a site very recommended at early evening for its fabulous sunsets with special lights and reflections as protagonists and also characterised by that salubrious fresh breeze of the Alps accompanied by those pleasant and unforgettable images you can stay to contemplate for hours.

On its southern side once you ended that pleasant and relaxing stroll perpendicular to the main road leading to Gressoney Saint Jean you can take a street with an ascent and on its right side you will see a group of charming wooden houses in the middle of a large verdant pasture.

Once there if you want to continue for other 10/15 minutes walking you can reach the top of a picturesque high plateau you can admire a couple of very old Alpine constructions, a fantastic view of the valley and the picturesque and scenic course of the Lyss river.

That prestigious resort mainly lives of tourism all year and it is one of the best Winter Sports destinations in the entire region with a long and great tradition about Alpine Ski.

The local family Bieler gave the Italian Alpine Ski National Team excellent champions such as Franco and Wanda Bieler who competed in the Alpine Ski World Cup in the 70s and including the unforgettable Leonardo David was from Gressoney.

All they started their brilliant careers on the slopes of their beloved town and thanks to the presence of such champions, the fame and popularity of that place grew up with prestigious Ski Schools and also shops specialised in winter sports equipments increasing furthermore the tourist promotion with names of prestige and well known also internationally.

The resort offers over 220, 0 kilometres of slopes; it is part of the iconic Monterosa Ski Complex which also includes the resorts of Alagna, Brusson, Champoluc and Champorcher. (I wrote a post about the latter splendid place if you are interested splendid place) 

All that forms a modern and stunning network also providing 44 ski lifts including funiculars and chairlifts and 11 of them are situated in Gressoney-La-Trinité, among them the superb and emblematic ascents to Lake Gabiet, Punta Indren and Punta Jolanda spectacular places to visit also in summer and considered jewels not only for the magnificent pistes but also for their fascinating scenery.

That huge space is simply fantastic for the organisation of the tracks; there is the great opportunity for all people to start to ski with easy blue tracks for the beginners along slopes of low difficulty taking lessons by great Masters who represent the local Ski Schools who also teach snowboarding and other specialities.

Absolutely great are the 26 red slopes for people with an intermediate level who want to improve their skills and the longest is among that group of pistes is called Pistone Betta with a stunning length of approximately 5,500 metres.

Another one very suggested is Salati 1 which is over 4,600 metres long and worth a mention for their excellent development also Jolanda, Alpe Ricka and Ski Weg Marmotte.

All those tracks are very suitable for intermediate skiers with some points pretty steep, in some of them there are some interesting changes of gradient moving from gently undulated spaces to steep sections. 

For masters and experienced skiers with high coefficient of difficulty there are three Black slopes which are simply great such as Mos, Jolanda 1 and Nera. They are very challenging pistes with great, superb sharp and large curves and immediately after them start very steep straights all they considered very technique, ideal for spectacular giant slaloms or Super G. 

Apart the classical Alpine Ski that outstanding area also offers the chance to enjoy freestyle and snowboard with its Snowboard Park considered one of the best in the entire region and Italy.

The Snowboard Cross another trendy activity always more loved by many people is practised on the stunning slopes of Bettaforca and that site in its kind it is certainly another emblematic symbol of the resort.

Excellent is also the service of over 400 snow machines placed all around Monterosa Ski Complex serving the tracks always with fresh snow which is immediately prepared in the best way.

Gressoney-La-Trinité is very sensitive also for children with wonderful spaces such as Baby Snow Park Stafal and another one called Baby Snow Park Colletesand, both great sites in which adults can enjoy pleasant days with their children having fun and spending very lovely times.

On the other side of the Monte Rosa in the Valsesia, a stupendous valley of Piedmont, apart the mentioned Alagna, you can visit Macugnaga which is also a great resort I suggest you if you love skiing and also the nearest Ayas Valley is a superb place, all that is undoubtedly a great incentive if you love winter sports changing place and tracks in a very short time.

The resort thanks to all that gained an important National and International reputation also hosting important competitions very well known also abroad, a destination very appreciated for the organisation in every aspect, from the preparation of the slopes to the excellent services in terms of incoming, information and also the very high level of accommodations it offers.  

The town is not only Alpine Ski and it offers a multitude of opportunities to enjoy several other outdoor activities all year such as trekking, hiking and climbing. 

Many are the unforgettable excursions with also the chance to practise cycling on road, mountain bike and all linked to many opportunities to admire in addition a relevant historic and natural patrimony.

A splendid excursion to enjoy in the surrounding of the resort is that one to the Lake Gabiet, a magnificent Alpine waters basin surrounded by towering peaks situated at 2373, 0 metres of altitude. 

There is a path from Gressoney-La-Trinité and also a funicular service transporting the visitors to admire that wonderful lake, a blue paradise of waters located in picturesque scenery.

That site is simply spectacular created by a dam developed between 1919 and 1922 which formed that beautiful basin of approximately 12, 0 square kilometres and once there you will have the fantastic views of the scenic Castore, Lyskamm and Breithorn peaks and near that waters basin there is also a Refuge.

If you want to reach that place there are different itineraries starting from Stafal, Orsia and also immediately off the centre of the municipality and you will take approximately two hours and half.

Punta Jolanda is another fantastic place; it is a stupendous Alpine headland at 2218, 0 metres of altitude, a very special site and ideal point to admire from the summit all the Lys Valley. 

You can reach that iconic site by chairlift and once there you can enjoy the local Refuge with a great restaurant in a traditional Alpine cottage and in the case you are spending your holidays on snow there is a special snow cat service.

Fantastic is also the excursion leading to Capanna Gnifetti, a distinctive site with a hut refuge under  Monte Rosa glacier at 3647,0 metres, that refuge provides accommodation and it has a considerable historic value because it was inaugurated in 1876 and in the course of its long history it was enlarged and modernised.

From there start the ascent to the Monte Rosa reaching the peaks of its group with its emblematic central peaks such as the Lyskamm and the Dufour but also others equally stunning such as the Zumstein, Parrot . Ludwgshohe, Corno Grigio, Balmenhorn and in about four hours from that refuge you can reach the famous Regina Margherita Observatory located at 4554, 0 metres of altitude.

Other superb excursions I suggest you is another one leading to Bivacco Rifugio Gastaldi at 2610, 0 metres, the last stretch is very wild and once on the top you can have a spectacular view of the Testa Grigia peak and the basins of the small Alpine lakes of Netscho and a panoramic towards a corner of the Lake Gabiet dam. 

A further one if you love trekking and the Alps is reaching the Rifugio Quintino Sella al Felik at 3585, 0 metres of altitude. Also that refuge has a historic value, the first timber hut was established in 1885.

 The path leading to that summit path is wonderful touching apart the valley of Gressoney-La Trinité also the Ayas Valley and it is indicated for all people who from there want to the reach the vertical wall of the Castore peak or the Western side of the Lyskamm and very scenic is its position beneath a large Alpine spectacular wall. 

Those three trails are simply wonderful because you start from stupendous verdant high verdant plateaus and after the 2000, 0 metres of altitude the environment has a total transformation becoming rugged with superb views of high peaks flanking you and the vegetation disappear, rocks and the glaciers of several Alpine heights all around the paths.

The nearest Val D´Ayas is another recommended place to visit. It is a very wild valley, loved by climbers boasting magnificent landscapes, packed by pine forests, highly appreciated by trekkers who can have the chance to walk along a myriad of tracks.

From there you can reach places simply outstanding where the Alps are protagonists with paths leading at the foot of majestic mountains as the Rothorn, the mentioned Testa Grigia, the Chasten, Mont Nery, all giant of those ravishing mountains and the list of other marvellous paths is endless.

For who is passionate about cycling many are the chances to enjoy fantastic itineraries and along a classical fabulous route which from the resort leads to the centre of Gaby crossing the sister Gressoney-Saint-Jean and the small municipality of Issime flanking towering mounts you will meet challenging ascents and fabulous landscapes with the Alpine mountainous chain always next to the cyclist as a faithful friend. 

In those centres in their immediate interior start a multitude of trails perfect for enthusiast mountain bikers who can find there a heaven spending days across forests and high mountainous plateau packed by stunning dirt and nixed routes.

Gaby is a very small centre but very attractive at the foot of the Mount Néry which with its 3075,0 metres dominates that tiny place characterised by a charming municipal square.

 In a neighbourhood called Voury at approximately 2, 0 kilometres of the municipal centre, I suggest you to visit Notre-Dame-de Grâce de Vourry, a beautiful sanctuary dedicated to the Virgin of the Grace and highlighted by stunning frescoes depicting a Via Crucis, depicting all the Stations of the Cross.

If you love art and history I recommend you to stop in Gressoney-Saint-Jean, once there you can admire the beautiful Savoy Castle, elevated between the late 19th century and ended in the early 20th century for desire of the Queen Margaret. It is a splendid manor characterised by its scenic towers and a very high stoned wall and around it you can visit a magnificent Botanic Garden.

Another historic attraction is the Chiesa di San Giovanni Battista, the Parish Church, elevated in 1515 with a splendid nave flanked by granite columns leading to a beautiful marble altar. 

That Religious building contains a relevant organ which was donated to the Savoy Royalty in the 19th century and it is completed by a museum containing different objects and items of sacred art and a wonderful stoned bell tower of Lombard inspiration with slots.

The gastronomy of the Region Val D´Aosta is another spectacular highlight, a complete and delicious cuisine rich of different flavours with different influences from the nearest Piedmont, France and also Switzerland and it will enchant you. 

One of the typical plates is the famous Fondue Valdotaine prepared with Fontina cheese, pepper, eggs, butter, flour and milk, served very hot and accompanied by Crostini bread.
The Polenta Valdostana is another great speciality consisting in that notorious yellow recipe covered by melted cheese and fresh butter.

Very appreciated is the delicious Dzambon, a superb cured ham containing salt, garlic, pepper, rosemary, sage, laurel, thyme and juniper. It is often present in starters but also in snacks on toasted bread or filling rye bread slices and served in varied appetiser.

Very famed is also the Boudin a local pork sausage flavoured by spices served in an assorted starters but also baked or boiled. 

Do not miss to try the Motsetta; it is another regional pride consisting in a sort of chamois ham prepared with a specific addition of aromatic herbs, laurel, garlic, sage and rosemary and it is a product pretty salty and rich of flavour. 

A very energetic plate is certainly the Zuppa Valdostana, a soup consisting in bread, meat stock, Fontina and Toma another traditional cheese of the region, butter and salt. 

French influence is very is present with the typical Carbonade Valdotaine very similar to that so famous made in that country. The preparation of that kind of recipe has many affinities to that delight prepared on the other side of the Alps using with beef meat, lard, cinnamon, garlic, cloves, eggs, flour, pepper and adding during the preparation a good quantity of red wine to flavour all.

As in France also in the Aosta Valley there is an ample preparation of Crepes very similar to the French. You can find many in different styles such as salty or sweet, adding jam, chocolate, or other ingredients and the iconic Crepe a la Valdotainne is generally prepared with Fontina and ham and you can taste also a local Tariflette containing a notable quantity of cheese.

Another speciality pretty notorious is the traditional Fricandeau which consists in meat cubes cooked with salt, onion, rosemary adding white wine and it can be accompanied by vegetables or including combined with polenta. With that kind of meat is also prepared the iconic Cotoletta alla Valdostana, a large cutlet, fried with butter and eggs. 

Also fish is present in the local gastronomy. The delicious Truit avec Beurre is baked trout with salt and butter while a variant is the delectable Truit au Blau in which that kind of fish is boiled and then flavoured with olive oil, herbs, lemon and it can be accompanied by mixed salads or potatoes.

For who is a lover of sweet flavours very appreciated are the Chiechené a sort of frittelle similar to Buñuelos and the local forests are rich of  blueberries, blackberries and wild berries often used for homemade cakes and also jam. 

The Torcetti and Tegole are homemade biscuits really tastefully and you will find there desserts and bakery products with a strong affinity to the French Savoy tradition as Blanc-Manger, very typical is also the Flantse, a kind of bread which in its preparation includes  butter, walnuts, nuts, raisins and fruit.

About cheeses, Aosta Valley is an authentic paradise. Apart the mentioned emblematic and eternally present Fontina, the Toma of Gressoney is a typical and emblematic local dairy product of high quality.

That kind of delight can be served as appetisers and snacks but it is also excellent combined with other ingredients or melted in other plates such as Polenta, included in the local Fondue or simply great in sauces flavouring exquisite Risotti or Pasta.

You will find in that land also a great choice of fine wines ready to satisfy your tastes with excellent Pinot Noir and Gris but also supreme Chardonnay, Nus, Torrette, Donnas, Fumin, Riesling and Chambave among others.

That region apart the Alps has a vast territory occupied by hills, ideal places to cultivate divine robust grapes. Aosta Valley has very mild springs and summers and autumn is not too cold and in those hilly territories there is a sort of benign micro climate which permits a relevant harvest also due to the protection of the Alps.

Very appreciated are the smooth red wines boasting a great texture, extremely palatable, with a pure colour, you will also find fine, dry and classy white wines and including a great sweet Moscato. 

All they give the visitor the chance to taste a wide variety of selected products and in addition many of them are very versatile, some of them are absolutely perfect to combine red and white meats while others are very suggested for fish and seafood and including some are excellent for cooking.

Other typical regional drinks are the famed Genepy which is a traditional liquor made by herbs, a spirit very popular also in the French Haute Savoie and a further one is the Grampapole considered a social drink consisting in Grappa mixed with honey.

Turin Caselle International Airport is situated at a distance of 113, 0 kilometres and in less than two hours in normal conditions of traffic you can reach the resort by A5 Motorway until the town Pont Saint Martin. Once there you have to take the Regional Road SR 44 and via Gaby you will reach that shining gem in a very comfortable way.

Gressoney-La-Trinité is a fantastic place to enjoy holidays all year, a great destination for all people who love tourism and great sites, a magnificent heaven beneath the charming silhouette of the superb and majestic Monte Rosa and simply that name is something immediately inviting.

That resort is something unique and simply the view of that big giant over you during your stay day and night with that enchanting glacier and its summit eternally covered by snow will transmit you the sublime fascination of the Alps with unforgettable sensations and a pleasure to remember forever. 

Francesco Mari

Recommended Hotels in Gressoney-La-Trinité

Hotel De Gletscher
Hotel Romantik Jolanda Sport
Residence Obereil
Hotel Ellex
Hotel Lo Scoiattolo
Hotel Nordend
Hotel Dufour

Recommended Restaurants in Gressoney-La-Trinité

Ristorante Oberteil
Ristorante Capanna Carla
Ristorante Punta Jolanda
Ristorante Anderbatt

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