On the right, mountain slope of the Dora, in a wide basin in the flatland of Aosta, which is a few kilometres away, at 626 metres above sea level Gressan is a delightful village spread out over a slightly raised landscape set among vast orchards. This district was already inhabited during the Roman era, as confirmed by some inscriptions that were discovered and subsequently brought to the Archaeological Museum in Aosta.
There is the interesting little church of Sainte-Marie-Madeleine de Villa, surrounded by orchard greenery: it has a spire and a two-floor bell-tower decorated with a mullioned window in Romanesque style.
This is one of the most important pieces of architecture in the valley. A goldsmith produced crucifix dating from the XII century, in golden copper and set with precious stones, originally belonged to this church. It is now preserved in the Aosta Cathedral Museum.
The particularly vast land within the municipality includes an important tourist resort called Pila, located 1,800 metres above sea level.
The first Sunday of October hosts the exhibition that celebrates the apple harvest; a competition is organised for the occasion where exhibitors bring along their apples: a judging panel then assesses the apples based on appearance, wholesomeness and size, based on their variety. The best cider and boxed presentation of this delicious fruit also receive prizes.
The historic monuments worth a mention, however still not open to visitors, are Tour de Villa Castle and Torre de la Plantaz.
A5 Km.8 (uscita di Aosta est) - A5 Km. 5 (uscita di Aosta ovest)
Strada Statale 26 fino ad Aosta, quindi SR 20 di Gressan
Stazione di Aosta a 4 Km
Linea urbana n. 5 JovenÃ§an - Gressan - Aosta