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Famous for its fairytale castle, this small village in the Aosta Valley is a renowned summer and winter holiday resort, located at the foot of Monte Rosa, in the Lys Valley. It has a good number of ski lifts and slopes and the most important area is that of the Weissmatten, returning to the Monterosa Ski area.
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Events

from
saturday
25
july, 2020
to saturday 22 august 2020

Exhibition

sunday
6
december, 2020

Feast of St. Nicholas

from
wednesday
23
june, 2021
to thursday 24 june 2021

Patron Saint John's Day

About the village

Gressoney-Saint-Jean is a small village in the Aosta Valley, at the foot of Monte Rosa, in the Lys Valley. Renowned summer and winter holiday resort, traditionally form a single territorial entity with the village of Gressoney-La-Trinité, called Gressoney in French, Greschòney (official) or Creschnau in walser (Greschòneytitsch or more simply Titsch) and Kressenau form desueta) in german. The most trusted name of his name is Chreschen-eye, or Piana dei Crescioni. Gressoney is divided into three parts: Onderteil, the lower part, from the Trenta point (in titsch, Trentostäg) to the capital of Gressoney-Saint-Jean (Greschòney Zer Chilchu); Méttelteil, the middle part, comprising the capital of Saint-Jean (Greschòney Zer Chilchu) and the territory upstream to the village of Léschelbalmo; Oberteil, the upper part, which corresponds to the present municipality of Gressoney-La-Trinité.

Gressoney-Saint-Jean is a German language island belonging to the Walser community. The people speak an Almanian dialect, the Greschòneytitsch, or simply Titsch. The cultural and linguistic heritage of Walser in Gressoney is studied and disseminated by Walser Kulturzentrum, which also has a wealth of library. In addition to being trilingual Italian-French-German (official languages ​​of instruction for the common langoes of the Valley of the Lys), in the territory of Gressoney-Saint-Jean part of the population speaks the patois Francoprovenzale valdostano. Moreover, thanks to its geographical proximity and historical relations with the adjacent Valsesia and Canavese, the local population also knows the Piedmontese.

Gressoney-Saint-Jean is a renowned summer and winter resort. It has a good number of facilities and ski slopes. The most important area is the Weissmatten, and is part of the ski area Monterosa Ski.

The typical products of the village are the Toma of Gressoney (Presidio Slow Food) and the Chneffléné, traditional gnocchi.

Village of Gressoney-Saint-Jean
Municipality of Gressoney-Saint-Jean
Province of Aosta
Valle d'Aosta

Inhabitants: 810
Center Altitude: 1385 m s.l.m.

The Muncipality is part of: 
Paesi Bandiera Arancione

Muncipality of Gressoney-Saint-Jean
Località Villa Margherita 1 - Gressoney-Saint-Jean (AO)
Tel. 0125-355192

BY CAR

  • From Turin: A5 motorway to the Valle d'Aosta with exit at Pont-Saint-Martin, then take Regional Road 44 until reaching the destination.
  • From Milan: A4 motorway towards Turin; take the junction to Santhià towards Aosta with exit at Pont-Saint-Martin, then take the Regional Road 44 until you reach your destination.
  • From Aosta: A5 motorway towards Turin with exit at Pont-Saint-Martin or alternatively Strada Statale 26 towards Torino, until Pont-Saint-Martin, then take Strada Regionale 44 until you reach your destination.

ON THE TRAIN

  • Pont-Saint-Martin railway station

BY PLANE

  • Aosta airport

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From the blog

A typical Valle d'Aosta first course and in particular the Gressoney valley, where the Walser settled between the 12th and 13th centuries, the Chnéffléne are small dumplings made with flour, milk and eggs.They can be seasoned in various ways: with the typical Toma di Gressoney, with cream and speck or, as usual, with the white onion browned in a pan with the butter.Today we have chosen to let you discover how they are prepared with the typical Toma fondue.
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