Cristina Ratto

01 December 2017

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Fontainemore looks like a fairy tale village, with its ancient stone bridge linking the banks of the old hamlet, immersed in chestnut woods and flown through by the crystal clear waters of the Lys stream.

Just few kilometres from Pont Saint Martin, the gateway of the Aosta Valley, Fontainemore is a resort with strong rural characteristics: a territory dispersed with small and striking hamlets that preserve intact the typical half-timbered and half-stone buildings, frescoed chapels (up to eleven, scattered in different villages), ancient trails and mule tracks. Among the distinctive traits of the small old town centre, besides the peculiar medieval bridge over the Lys, the Parish Church of Saint Antony, built on 1494 is worth a visit.

The hamlet of Farettaz is one of the best preserved village; nearly abandoned, it consists of several groups of houses joint together by well-organized paths. The most interesting is, without doubt, the one out of which the bell tower dedicated to Saint Lawrence stands

Turism and sports in Fontainemore

“The Ecomuseum of the highlands” can be visited in Pra du Sas. Furniture and traditional objects as well as collections of tools related to the old typical crafts of the area, symbolizing the mountain life and the rural essence of Fontainemore, are displayed in its two ancient buildings. Fontainemore offers various open-air sports and recreational opportunities both in winter and summer: walking paths at heights and with snowshoes, mountain bike, alpine skiing, game fishing in the seasonal tourist reserve, rock climbing gym and trails equipped for sports exercises