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Italy in Photos

Photos of Italy taken on Walks in the Cities Towns & Villages of Italia

Welcome to Italy in Photos where we will showcase the best of the fascinating village of Étroubles: – Étroubles is a small town in the Aosta Valley region of northwestern Italy, with a population of about 500 people. It is one of the most beautiful villages in Italy, thanks to its rich history, artistic heritage, and natural scenery. It was an important stop on the Via Francigena, the ancient pilgrimage route that connected Canterbury to Rome. It has a medieval watchtower, a Romanesque bell tower, and a parish church dedicated to Santa Maria Assunta. The town is also known for its open-air museum, which displays contemporary artworks by famous artists along its cobblestone streets. Étroubles is surrounded by the majestic Alps, offering stunning views and opportunities for outdoor activities. It is close to the Great St Bernard Pass, where Napoleon crossed with his army in 1800. Visitors can enjoy hiking, skiing, cycling, and relaxing in the thermal baths nearby. Étroubles is a charming destination for anyone who loves art, culture, and nature. It is a place where history and modernity coexist harmoniously, creating a unique atmosphere that will enchant you.

Étroubles, where you can admire sculptures, paintings, and installations that blend harmoniously with the ancient architecture and the natural landscape. (Photos 6-7) – Via dei Mulini is a street in Étroubles. It is named after the old water mills that used to operate along the stream that runs through the town. Via dei Mulini is part of the historical center of Étroubles, which dates back to the Roman times. The street preserves some of the original stone houses and wooden balconies that characterize the alpine architecture of the area. (Photo 11- 12) – Via des Forges, is a street in Étroubles (Photo 16) –  Strade Statali Étroubles is a road in the Aosta Valley region of Italy, connecting the town of Étroubles with the Colle del Gran San Bernardo, a mountain pass that leads to Switzerland. The road is part of the Strada Statale 27 (SS27), which is one of the main routes in the region. The road passes through scenic landscapes, with views of the Alps and the Gran San Bernardo valley. The road is also a popular destination for cyclists and hikers, who can enjoy the natural beauty and the historical sites along the way.  (Photos 19-21-22-23-24)

Rue Albert Deffeyes is a street in the town of Étroubles. The street is named after Albert Deffeyes, a French geologist and glaciologist who studied the Alps and the Aosta Valley. (Photos 25-27-28) – Piazza Emilio Chanoux is a square in the town of Étroubles and the main meeting point of the town. The square is named after Emilio Chanoux, a politician and writer who fought for the autonomy of the Aosta Valley. Admire the fountain, the statue of Emilio Chanoux, and the post office that are located in the square. The fountain is a symbol of the water resources of the region, while the statue and the post office are reminders of the historical and cultural identity of the Aosta Valley. (Photo 26)

Étroubles cuisine – It has a rich culinary tradition that reflects its Alpine and French influences. Some of the typical dishes of Étroubles cuisine are: Maison de la Polenta: This is a dish made with cornmeal cooked in water or broth, and served with cheese, butter, or meat sauce. It is a hearty and comforting dish that can be enjoyed in any season. Flat spaghetti: with swordfish and pistachios: This is a dish that combines the flavors of the sea and the mountains, with fresh swordfish fillets and crunchy pistachios on a bed of flat spaghetti. Deer goulash with rice and herbs: This is a dish that showcases the local game meat, cooked in a rich and spicy sauce with herbs and vegetables. It is served with rice and a green salad, and pairs well with a red wine from the Aosta Valley. Ricotta cheesecake with wild strawberries: This is a dessert that features the creamy and sweet ricotta cheese, baked in a crust and topped with fresh wild strawberries. It is a light and refreshing dessert.

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Photo Gallery of Walk – Centro Storico to Rue Albert Deffeyes
Approximately 1.34 km – 0.83 miles

The walk starts in Centro Storico – Chiesa parrocchiale di Santa Maria Assunta, Ruelle Millet – Ruelle des Greniers – Centro Storico – Via dei Mulini – Centro Storico – Via des Forges – Centro Storico – Strade Statali – Rue des Vergers – Strade Statali – Rue Albert Deffeyes – Piazza Emilio Chanoux – Rue Albert Deffeyes