History & Culture - Ayas

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Ayas has a very dense and rich history of traditions,

such as wood carving, breeding practices and the processing of typical products, which make us appreciate the culture of a people tied to their alpine territory, but also open to change, having always been a place of passage and encounter. 

There are numerous churches and chapels that can be visited in the villages of Ayas; particular is the influence that the successive populations have left behind; you will be fascinated...


History and Culture in Ayas

sabots esposti in un villaggio di Ayas

Val d'Ayas


The Sabots of Ayas

la pietra ollare

Val d'Ayas


The Soapstone of Saint Jacques

Pracharbon e Sasch Fendus: magia, miti e leggende

Val d'Ayas


Pracharbon and Sasch Fendus: magic, myths and legends

Vanished villages, moss-covered cyclopean boulders and the magical sounds of the forest: at the foot of Mount Zerbion a mysterious place that smacks of magic

Altitude: 1500 m

Pracharbon, 11020 Ayas AO


Val d'Ayas


Trekking to discover the Walser villages

Il villaggio nascosto di Cunéaz

Val d'Ayas

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The hidden village of Cunéaz

An ancient village rich in history: Cunéaz holds some architectural gems such as its oldest rascard, dating back to the 15th century.

Altitude: 2036 m

Fraz. Cuneaz , 11020 Ayas AO

Fiery e la Pensione Bellavista: un crocevia di storia

Val d'Ayas

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Fiery and the Pensione Bellavista: a crossroad of history

A small cluster of houses dominated by the old Pensione Bellavista, a place full of charm from which to savor an unparalleled view of the entire Ayas Valley.

Altitude: 1878 m

Fraz. Fiery, 11020 Ayas AO

Il villaggio di Resy: sull’antica via Walser

Val d'Ayas

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The village of Resy:on the ancient Walser route

A small group of houses clinging to the mountain, a millennial waypoint on the trail connecting the valleys of Gressoney, Ayas and Valtournenche

Altitude: 2066 m

Resy, 11020 Ayas (AO), 11020 Resy AO


Val d'Ayas


The widespread museum of Ayas