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Greschòney Zer Chilchu  (Walser)
Comune di Gressoney-Saint-Jean
Commune de Gressoney-Saint-Jean
Gemeinde Gressoney-Saint-Jean
The Savoy castle in Gressoney-St. Jean
The Savoy castle in Gressoney-St. Jean
Coat of arms of Gressoney-Saint-Jean
Coat of arms
Location of Gressoney-Saint-Jean
Gressoney-Saint-Jean is located in Italy
Location of Gressoney-Saint-Jean in Italy
Gressoney-Saint-Jean is located in Aosta Valley
Gressoney-Saint-Jean (Aosta Valley)
Coordinates: 45°47?N 07°49?E / 45.783°N 7.817°E / 45.783; 7.817Coordinates: 45°47?N 07°49?E / 45.783°N 7.817°E / 45.783; 7.817
RegionAosta Valley
FrazioniBieltschòcke (Bieltschucken), Bode, Chaschtal, Dresal, Loomatto (Loomatten), Méttelteil (Mittelteil), Mettie (Mettien), Noversch, Òbre Biel (Ober Biel), Òbre Champsil (Ober Champsil), Òbro Verdebio (Ober Verdebien), Ònderteil (Unterteil), Òndre Biel (Unter Biel), Òndre Champsil (Unter Champsil), Òndro Verdebio (Unter Verdebien), Perletoa, Predeloasch, Stobene, Trentostäg (Trentosbrück), Tschemenoal (Chemonal), Tschoarde, Tschossil, Woald (Wald)
 o Total69 km2 (27 sq mi)
(December 31, 2004)[2]
 o Total790
 o Density11/km2 (30/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 o Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
Dialing code0125
WebsiteOfficial website
The Church of St John

Gressoney-Saint-Jean (Gressoney Walser: Greschòney Zer Chilchu; Francoprovençal: Gressonèy-Sèn-Dzan; German: Kressenau Sankt Johann) is a town and comune in the Aosta Valley region of north-western Italy.


The town is situated in a valley formed by the torrent Lys which is fed by the Lys glacier.

History, Walser culture and language

Kindergarten and elementary school in Gressoney.
Memorial plaque of the 1868 flood written in German and Italian. The plaque shows the high water mark which the river Lys reached on August 17.

Though Gressoney-Saint-Jean and Gressoney-La-Trinité form 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.

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:

Walser German German English

Endsche Attò
das béscht em Hémmel,
dass héilege sígge Dín Noame.
Chéeme Dín Herrschaft.

Vater unser
der Du bist im Himmel,
geheiligt werde Dein Name.
Dein Reich komme.

Our Father
in heaven,
hallowed be your name.
Your kingdom come,

Points of interest


  1. ^ "Superficie di Comuni Province e Regioni italiane al 9 ottobre 2011". Istat. Retrieved 2019.
  2. ^ "Popolazione Residente al 1° Gennaio 2018". Istat. Retrieved 2019.
  3. ^ "Das Vaterunser auf Walserisch (Greschòney)" (in Walser). Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung. 2006. Retrieved .

External links

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