Emarèse

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Émarèse
Comune
Comune di Émarèse
Commune d'Émarèse
Coat of arms of Émarèse
Coat of arms
Émarèse is located in Italy
Émarèse
Émarèse
Location of Émarèse in Italy
Coordinates: 45°43′N 7°42′E / 45.717°N 7.700°E / 45.717; 7.700Coordinates: 45°43′N 7°42′E / 45.717°N 7.700°E / 45.717; 7.700
Country Italy
Region Valle d'Aosta
Province / Metropolitan city none
Frazioni Fontujllun, La Saléraz, Émarèse, Érésaz, Ravet, Chassan, Settarme, Sommarèse, Longeon
Area
 • Total 10 km2 (4 sq mi)
Elevation 1,170 m (3,840 ft)
Population (31 December 2006)
 • Total 215
 • Density 22/km2 (56/sq mi)
Demonym(s) Émaresots
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 11020
Dialing code 0166
Website Official website
Parish Church and the cemetery

Émarèse is a town and comune in the Aosta Valley region of north-western Italy. It has 213 inhabitants.

Geography[edit]

The situation of the territory, located on the Northern part of Aosta Valley, favours sunlight conditions and landscape sightseeing. The elevation varies from 700 mts to 2107 mts of Testa di Comagna

The Tzecore Pass links the comune of Emarèse and the comune of Challand-Saint-Anselme.

The comune is composed by a small group of villages sitting in a wide valley overlooking Saint-Vincent, with a sunny climate that is shielded from the wind. The area was quite well-known during the mid half of 18th century because its gold and asbestos mines. It has a mainly agricultural vocation, with recent development in tourism. The landscape offers a large view to the summits of Becca di Viou and Mon Torché, to the mountain chain that from Ruèse des Bancs stretches to Emilius and Rutor, as well as Mont-Blanc. Downwards, the landscape shows the towns in the central valley and the Dora Baltea river. It is close to Colle Tzecore to Colle di Joux, at 1,640 mts above sea level. Colle di Joux offers alpine ski facilities and cross-country slopes.

Sights[edit]

  • Parish Church of San Pantaleone, acknowledged since 1176, from 1373 merged with the church of St. Germain of the municipality of Montjovet, then separeted in 1747 by the bishop Mons. Pierre François de Sales. The reconstruction, between 1882 and 1883, also raised the bell-tower. It hosts two wooden altars: one of the Madonna with two twisted columns, probably end of 17th century, in carved wood partly gilded; the other of St. Joseph from the beginning of the 18th century, also carved and gilded, restored after 1786.
  • Chapelle de Saint-Roch, chapel exisiting before 1713, with a annexed building renewed in 1978-1979, celebrating the Holy Family.
  • Borna de ghiasa, (“the ice hole"), natural cooler site, used in the past to keep ice and for food conservation in summertime.
  • Abbé Trèves study center, located in the frazione of Erésaz, it hosts documents and objects of the priest.

Notable people[edit]

Joseph-Marie Trèves (1874-1941) Catholic priest, co-founder with Emile Chanoux of the "Jeune Vallée d'Aoste", regional and anti-fascist group.

External links[edit]

Abbé Trèves study center