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Alpe Frasmatta (Alt 973mt. Msl) - Ornavasso - Pano 2

Mountain pasture Frasmatta (Alt. 973 Mt. M.s.l.) - Ornavasso.

The name of this mountain pasture, as with all of the mountain pastures of Ornavasso, is Walser origin and means 'meadow where the cattle eat'.

Walser (a contraction of the German Walliser, ie Valais, a resident of the Canton of Valais) are a people of German origin who live in the alpine regions around the massif of Monte Rosa. Define their spoken Titsch, related to Deutsch.

Underlying the Marian iconography present on a wall of one of the huts, can be seen an inscription in Latin which means 'the language divides us, the heart unites us', and that expresses the feeling of twinning between Ornavasso and Naters (Switzerland ), from which the founders of origin Walser settled in this valley in the Middle Ages.

The same inscription is present on the summit cross placed on top Eyehorn dominating on the Ornavassos's side of the mount Massone.

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Copyright: Davide Pizzigoni
Type: Spherical
Resolution: 25000x12500
Taken: 19/09/2013
Uploaded: 14/02/2014
Updated: 06/01/2019


Tags: ornavasso; italia; piemonte; ossola; nature; huts; pasture; mountains; alpeggio; montagna; baite
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