VILLAS AND APARTMENTS TO RENT IN GRESSONEY, ITALY.
Welcome to our selection of holiday homes to rent in Gressoney, Italy.
Gressoney is the name of one of the many smaller areas that make up the region of Valle d'Aosta in the Italian Alps. The Gressoney valley has been home to the Walser people since the 13th century, and many locals will speak some of this ancient language, along with Italian, while you can sample traditional Walser cuisine in restaurants throughout the two main communities, Gressoney La Trinitè and Gressoney Saint Jean. Situated at the foot of the towering Monte Rosa, the Gressoney area is well known for its excellent winter sports facilities, including 200 kilometres of ski slopes suitable for visitors of all abilities and experience.
The larger of the two villages, Gressoney Saint Jean is home to most of the tourist amenities and the liveliest apres-ski venues. There are also several interesting historical tourist attractions in the area, while in the summer months Gressoney Saint Jean is the starting point for a number of walking routes through the hills and valleys. In Gressoney Saint Jean you can still see many of the traditional Walser houses, solid structures built with stone and tree trunks, the oldest of which dates back to the 16th century.
If you prefer your buildings with more luxury, the Castel Savoia is open to visitors all year round, including its impressive botanical garden. Dating from the end of the 19th century, the building is more of an opulent country home than a defensive castle, but it still enjoys spectacular views over the rest of the Gressoney valley. Summer visitors who enjoy walking and hiking might like to challenge themselves by following one of the marked trails that depart Gressoney Saint Jean for neighbouring valleys and peaks.
The Alta Via connects Gressoney Saint Jean with Courmayeur, at the foot of Mont Blanc, and once spring arrives you can also cross the Colle della Ranzola, a high mountain pass, into Brusson, in the neighbouring Valle d‘Ayas. For an easier return journey, many of the ski lifts in the area continue to work during the summer.
As the smaller and higher of the two villages, Gressoney La Trinitè has fewer bars and restaurants, but is the starting point for many of the nursery skiing slopes and is the final stage for those looking to ascend to the more difficult 'black' runs. Here you can also see some fine examples of the traditional Walser houses, as well as the 17th century parish church. The stunning Lyskamm glacier is located just outside Gressoney La Trinitè, providing an excellent target destination for cross-country skiers in the winter and hikers in the summer.
Looking for self catering holiday accommodation in Gressoney? Then below is a selection of Apartments in Gressoney and villas in Gressoney that can be rented direct from their owners. You can either click on each listing for further details or you can use our search engine on the left if you are looking for something in particular.