|Comune di Gressoney-La-Trinité|
Commune de Gressoney-La-Trinité
Centre of the town
|• Total||65 km2 (25 sq mi)|
|Elevation||1,635 m (5,364 ft)|
|Population (31 December 2006)|
|• Density||4.7/km2 (12/sq mi)|
|Time zone||UTC+1 (CET)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC+2 (CEST)|
Gressoney-La-Trinité (Gressoney Walser: Greschòney Drifaltigkeit or Creschnau Drifaltigkeit; Arpitan: Gressonèy-La-Trinità) is a town and comune in the Val de Gressoney, part of the Aosta Valley region of northwestern Italy.
The area was settled by the Walser people from the Valais who left behind characteristic "Walser houses", or Stadel, buildings made of wood and stone sitting on short mushroom-shaped pillars. Historically Gressoney-Saint-Jean and Gressoney-La-Trinité have been two separate comunes.
From 1928 until 1946, the two were united into one commune, officially named Gressoney, which from 1939 onward was Italianized as Gressonei. After WWII, the two former communes were reconstituted.
Walser culture and language
Gressoney-La-Trinité and Gressoney-Saint-Jean form a Walser German cultural unity known as Greschòney or Kreschnau in Greschoneytitsch (or simply Titsch), the local Walser German dialect, or Kressenau in German, still spoken as of 2011.
An example of Greschòneytitsch:
- www.gressoneyonline.it Official tourism information
- www.tourmonterosa.com Tour Monte Rosa - Matterhorn
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