Tag Archive for Manon Cazals

Gesso Valley

La conca del Valasco con il suo caratteristico roccione (A. Rivelli PNAM)

ROBERTA FERRARIS Hidden and surrounded by the Argentera Massif, Gesso Valley was chosen as countryside resort by the House of Savoy who acquired the hunting rights from the Councils of Entracque and Valdieri villages in the middle of 19th century.…

Pesio Valley

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ROBERTA FERRARIS The Pesio Valley is one of the most woody valleys of the Western Alps due to its proximity to the sea and to abundant rainfalls. For centuries, the local forest resources have been wisely administered by the Charterhouse…

The Quié (Kyé) area


ROBERTA FERRARIS The Occitan variant spoken in the Èllero valley indicates as «Quié (Kyé)» the 1st singular person subjective pronoun «I». Only in 1969, the linguist Corrado Grassi included this dialect spoken in some villages of the Monregalese valleys in…