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Gressoney Saint Jean

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Gressoney-Saint-Jean is a town and comune in the Aosta Valley region of north-western Italy.GeographyGressoney-Saint-Jean is a town and comune in the Aosta Valley region of north-western Italy It is situated in a valley formed by the small river Lys (Dora Baltea) which is fed by the Lys glacier.History, Walser culture and languageHistorically Gressoney-Saint-Jean and Gressoney-La-Trinité have been two separate comunes. They form a Walser German cultural unity known as Greschòney or Creschnau in Greschoneytitsch (or simply Titsch), the local Walser German dialect, or Kressenau in German.In 1868, the Lys flooded the village.(see image of plaque)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.An example of Greschòneytitsch:Notable people The Squinobal brothers Oreste, Arturo and Lorenzo, all of them mountain climbers, mountain guides and ski mountaineers, were born in Gressoney-Saint-Jean.
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