Gressoney-La-Trinité is the last village at the top of the valley crossed by the Lys torrent, situated at an altitude of 1627 metres in a vast basin dominated by the Lyskamm glacier of the Monte Rosa chain.
In the Middle Ages, this locality belonged to the bishops of Sion and was populated by shepherds who had previously passed through Valais territory, to whom they owe their name: the Walser, a population of Germanic origin who arrived in this area more than eight centuries ago via the Teodulo pass. Their culture is still reflected today in customs, in the traditional architecture with the typical Stadel, in the language spoken, Titsch, and in the precious traditional costume, symbol of the Walser heritage and worn by the women of Gressoney on important events, famous for its beauty and elegance.
In the municipality's main square, Piazza Tache, it is possible to visit the Walser Ecomuseum, a voyage of discovery of the Walser people, through a visit to three structures: an old rural house dating back to the 1700s, the museum house with permanent exhibitions and the Binò Alpelté hut, a small alpine pasture built in the shelter of a natural stone that functions as a roof.
Also in Piazza Tache is the Church of the Holy Trinity, built in 1671 on the foundations of a pre-existing 15th century building, where inside we can admire a splendid Baroque-style wooden altar.
Worthy of note are the chapels present in the Gressoney-La-Trinité area, evidence of the important religious faith of the Alpine communities, including that of Oagre, dedicated to the Madonna delle Nevi.
Gressoney-La-Trinité is an alpine station of international fame, known for being the gateway to alpine ascents on the Monte Rosa group. In fact, it belongs to the Monterosa Ski ski area, which, from Staffal with over 100 kilometres of slopes, is one of the most extensive and evocative in Europe, enriched by the possibility of venturing into off-piste ski mountaineering routes that reach the 4459 metres of Punta Gnifetti and Capanna Regina Margherita, the highest refuge in Europe.
In summer, also thanks to the opening of the ski lifts, it is possible to take advantage of numerous hiking itineraries to lakes, refuges or panoramic points, such as Sant'Anna and Alta Luce. Sports enthusiasts can also try their skill on the arduous Via Ferrata delle Guide or experience the thrill of mountain bike descents on the Punta Jolanda track.
The various summer and winter events with traditional local handicrafts will be an opportunity to appreciate typical wooden objects and local food products. The August market at the Alpe Sant'Anna, at an altitude of 2200 metres, is very suggestive, a not-to-be-missed event dedicated to traditions in a unique setting, literally a stone's throw from the majesty of Monte Rosa.
On 15 August, the Alpine Guides' Festival takes place, celebrated with an evocative procession through the streets of the town centre, where you will have the opportunity to admire the precious Gressoney costumes.