Bersntol

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Bersntol
  • Fersental
  • Valle del Fersina
  • Valle dei Mòcheni
Bersntol palae.jpg
The Bersntol, with the village of Palai en Bersntol
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Map of Trentino with Bernstol valley marked in red
Location Autonomous Province of Trento, Italy
Geography
Coordinates 46°06′N 11°18′E / 46.100°N 11.300°E / 46.100; 11.300Coordinates: 46°06′N 11°18′E / 46.100°N 11.300°E / 46.100; 11.300
Population centers
Watercourses Fersina

The Bersntol (German: Fersental, Italian: Valle dei Fersina) is a valley in the Autonomous Province of Trento, in north-eastern Italy. The Fersina river runs through it.[1] It is also known as the Valle del Mòcheni after its inhabitants, who speak the Upper German Mòcheno language.

History[edit]

Since the 14th century the valley has been home to a Mòcheno-speaking population of Upper Germann origin,[2] and is a language island of the Mòcheno language.

The valley is part of the district of Alta Valsugana e Bersntol.

Population[edit]

The four municipalities of the valley are Vlarötz, Garait, Palai en Bersntol, and Sant'Orsola Terme. The majority of people declared themselves members of the Mòcheno linguistic group.

The Pezzata Mòchena breed of domestic goat originates in the valley.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Valle Dei Mocheni Fersental Bersntol: Storia della valle (in Italian). Ufficio turistico. Accessed June 2014.
  2. ^ a b Daniele Bigi, Alessio Zanon (2008). Atlante delle razze autoctone: Bovini, equini, ovicaprini, suini allevati in Italia (in Italian). Milan: Edagricole. ISBN 9788850652594. p. 344–45.

External links[edit]

Media related to Bersntol at Wikimedia Commons