The Walser at the foot of the Monte Rosa

Near the Swiss border, in today’s Autonomous Region of Aosta, Walser people have lived for centuries. During the Middle Ages, several groups from the Swiss canton Valais spread out in all directions. Some of them settled in Gressoney, east of Monte Rosa. To this day, the descendants of these emigrants speak the so-called Walser „Titsch“, an Alemannic dialect. Minet visited the Walser at the foot of the Monte Rosa.

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