Rhêmes-Saint-Georges

At 1,218 metres above sea level, this is a small gathering of scattered houses, in a green basin, with a beautiful view of the surrounding mountains.
During medieval times it was owned by the Sarriod Lords of Introd.
The church of San Giorgio, to one side of the priest house, dates back to the fifteenth century and was renovated during the eighteenth century; inside, it hosts carved, wooden altars from the seventeenth century.
The economy is essentially based on agriculture and livestock related resources. As is the case in many mountain villages, the rural vocation of Rhêmes-Saint-Georges is ancient and very strong: it was, and still is, the most agricultural municipality in Valle d’Aosta.
There were plenty of zoo technics companies, many of which were small in size and some big, already dedicated to the marketing of their products. In any case, it was an economy requiring change, to guarantee the population, and especially the young people, the chance to stay in the area and offer the possibility to lead a satisfying and stimulating life.
For these reasons, a conversion process in underway to change the agricultural companies into biological companies, which is taking place over the entire Val di Rhêmes and which will quickly lead to the foundation of a line of typical, processed products marketed on site. A cheese factory will be built right in Saint-Georges for the production and maturation of cheeses, also equipped with a pleasant, modern shop.
And then there is tourism: the natural, uncontaminated environment, the location in Gran Paradiso National Park, the presence of exceptional flora and fauna, as well as the ancient, traditional architecture, offers extraordinary potential.
You can go horse riding through the district all year round, following the splendid itineraries in the surrounding woodland.
The excellent position of this small village, halfway between the bottom of the valley and the high, white summits, makes it an ideal place to spend a holiday in search of total relaxation, perhaps as a family. Of the many festivals, we would like to mention the Festival of Sant?Antonio where farming vehicles and working animals are blessed.
Once a year, in August, wild boar is the main course of a food festival of the same name.

 
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Aosta
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Mont Blanc

Gran Paradiso

Great Saint Bernard

Aosta and surroundings

Matterhorn

Monte Rosa

Central Valley

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