11 April 2019

Completion of the first walser houses

Stone and wood, the two main elements of traditional Walser architecture, come to life in the elegance and quality of the new “Baite Monte Rosa” residential. The complex is under construction at the foot of Monte Rosa, between the mountains and the uncontaminated nature of the Valsesia, in the province of Vercelli.

This is the unique setting for the “Baite Monte Rosa” development: classified buildings that reproduce the architectural style of the Walser houses, combined with the latest construction and comfortable living technologies.
The Walsers (a contraction of the German Walliser, i.e. Valais, an inhabitant of the canton of Valais) are a population of Germanic origin who inhabit in the Alpine regions around the Monte Rosa massif. During the 12th-13th century, Walser peoples from the upper Valais settled in various locations in the Alps in Italy, Switzerland, Liechtenstein and Austria.

The houses are one of the most obvious signs of the Walser settlement of the territory. These homes have stood the test of time, and their continued presence, in both village and hamlet, bears testament to the unique skills in the use of wood that have been handed down from generation to generation.

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