The Walser people
a journey into the past of valsesia
Discover the history of the Walser people: culture and centuries-old traditions handed down from generation to generation.
THE WALSER PEOPLE IN VALSESIA
A PLUNGE INTO THE PAST
CENTURIES-OLD CULTURE AND TRADITIONS
The Walser culture is handed down orally from generation to generation through tales and legends, and is still celebrated with pride. Events related to the memory of the Walser people are deeply felt in the Sesia Valleys. The Rosario Fiorito, revived in 1982 by the parish priest of Alagna, is certainly among the most characteristic. This historical procession takes place along the alpine paths every first Sunday in October, and also becomes a moment for generations to meet and be united. On the other hand, the Walsertreffen, the traditional festival of the Walser people, takes place every three years, and involves the meeting of all Walser communities in the Alps, hosted in turn in a different colony. The last time they were hosted in Valsesia was in 2007 in Alagna.
HIGHLIGHTS AND MUST-SEE places
Art and culture, ancient traditions, excellent food and wine, and countless outdoor activities.