Italy in Photos
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Welcome to Italy in Photos and an immersive visual journey through the facinating town of Introd: – Introd is a small town in the Aosta Valley region of Italy, which is known for its alpine landscapes, castles, and wildlife. Introd is located at the entrance of the Valsavarenche valley, where the Gran Paradiso National Park is situated. The town has a population of about 600 inhabitants, and it preserves its rural and mountainous character. Introd is a perfect destination for nature lovers, history buffs, and culture enthusiasts. One of the main attractions of Introd is the Parc Animalier d’Introd, a wildlife park that hosts several species of alpine animals, such as ibexes, chamois, marmots, deer, lynxes, wolves, and bears. The park offers guided tours and educational activities for visitors of all ages, who can observe and learn about the animals in their natural habitat. The park also has a museum, a playground, and a picnic area. – Another highlight of Introd is the Maison Bruil, a historical house that showcases the traditional rural life of the Aosta Valley. The house was built in the 17th century, and it consists of several rooms that display the original furniture, tools, and objects used by the local farmers. The house also has a cellar, where visitors can taste and buy typical products such as cheese, honey, wine, and liqueurs. – Introd is also home to the Castello di Introd:- The Castello di Introd was built in the 12th century, but underwent several renovations and expansions over the centuries. The castle now belongs to Count and Countess Caracciolo of Brienza, who have loaned it to the Introd municipality for cultural purposes. The castle has a beautiful courtyard, a chapel, a library, and several rooms decorated with frescoes and paintings. Introd is not only rich in history and nature, but also in culture and gastronomy. The town hosts several events and festivals throughout the year, such as the Festa di San Nicola, the patron saint of Introd, on December 6th; – the Festa della Transumanza, a celebration of the seasonal migration of cattle from the mountains to the plains, on June 24th; – and the Festa del Pane Nero, a festival dedicated to the local bread made with rye flour, on August 15th. Our collection of captivating photographs transports you to the heart of Intod, preserving its unique essence in every image. Italy in Photos – a gateway to unravelling the wonders of Italy, one breathtaking image at a time.
The Strada Regionale 23, is the main road through the town of introd. (Photos 1-2-3-4-5-6-10-11-12-22-23-24) – Località Plan D’Introd is an area within the town of Introd. (Photos – 7-8-9-13-14-17-18-19-21) – Ponte Nuovo di Introd is a remarkable stone bridge that spans over a deep gorge of the Dora di Rhêmes river in the town of Introd, in the Aosta Valley region of Italy. It was built during the First World War, thanks to the initiative of two local representatives, Jean Bruil and Giuseppe Rattone, who donated the funds for this ambitious project. The construction began on July 5, 1915 and ended about a year later. The bridge has a wooden scaffolding of 8 meters wide and 34 meters long, made of whole tree trunks. The stones used for the bridge were extracted from the nearby village of Norat. The bridge is a masterpiece of architecture and engineering, as it stands over a chasm of more than 80 meters deep, where half a century earlier George Brunet, a very original inhabitant of Introd, had wished for a bridge. The bridge connects the main village of Introd with the lower hamlets and offers a spectacular view of the valley and the mountains. It is also a historical and cultural attraction, as it bears an inscription that commemorates its donors and builders. (Photo 13 was taken from the bridge) – The Chiesa parrocchiale della Conversione di San Paolo (Parish Church of the Conversion of Saint Paul) is a historical church located in Introd, a small town in the Aosta Valley region of Italy. The church was founded in the 12th century but underwent several renovations and expansions over the centuries. The current appearance of the church dates back to 1904, when the nave was extended, and the facade was attached to the nearby parish house. The church has a Latin cross plan, with a wooden altar decorated with twisted columns and vines. The altar also contains a painting attributed to Giacomo Gnifeta, depicting the conversion of Saint Paul on the road to Damascus. The church also has a remarkable golden tabernacle, shaped like a small temple, with statues of saints in niches. The church is dedicated to Saint Paul, whose miraculous conversion from a persecutor of Christians to an apostle of Christ is celebrated on January 25th. (Photos 14-15-16) – The Castello di Introd is a medieval castle located in Introd, a small town in the Aosta Valley region of Italy. The castle was built in the 12th century but underwent several renovations and expansions over the centuries. The castle now belongs to Count and Countess Caracciolo of Brienza, who have loaned it to the Introd municipality for cultural purposes. The castle is managed by the Fondation Grand Paradis, which also runs the nearby Alpine Botanical Garden Paradisia. (Photo 20)
Introd Cuisine: – Introd is a small town in the Aosta Valley region of Italy, which is known for its alpine landscapes, castles, and cuisine. The cuisine of Introd is influenced by the French and Swiss cuisines, as well as the local traditions and ingredients. Some of the special dishes of Introd are: – Seuppa à la Vapelenentse: – a soup made with cabbage, fontina cheese, bread, and butter. It is a typical dish of the Aosta Valley, and it is served hot in a wooden bowl. The name of the dish means “soup in the style of Valpelline”, which is a nearby town. – Carbonada: – a stew made with beef, red wine, onions, herbs, and spices. It is usually cooked for a long time until the meat becomes tender, and the sauce thickens. It is often served with polenta or mashed potatoes. – Lardo d’Arnad: – a cured pork fatback seasoned with salt, herbs, and spices. It is produced in the village of Arnad, which has a protected designation of origin for this product. It is sliced thinly and eaten with bread or rye crackers. – Tegole valdostane: – a dessert made with almonds, sugar, butter, flour, and vanilla. They are thin and round cookies that resemble the roof tiles (tegole) of the Aosta Valley houses. They are crunchy and fragrant, and often decorated with chocolate or icing sugar.
Photo Gallery of Walk – Parcheggio, Strada Regionale 23 to Località Plan D’Introd / Strada Regionale 23
Approximately 0.99 km – 0.62 miles
The walk starts in Parcheggio, Strada Regionale 23 – Strada Regionale 23 – Località Plan DIntrod -Strada Regionale 23Ponte Nuovo di Introd – Località Plan DIntrod – Chiesa parrocchiale della Conversione di San Paolo, Località Plan DIntrod – Località Plan DIntrod – Castello di Introd, Località Plan DIntrod – Località Plan DIntrod – Strada Regionale 23