"CERVINIO and SAINT VINCENT" Saint-Vincent by jaam
Saint-Vincent Travel Guide: 2 reviews and 6 photos
The old Italian mountain settlement of Breuil was re-named Cervinia by the fascists in the 1930s after Italy built one of the world's first high-altitude purpose built ski centres there in the early '30s. The reason for the name change was that it sounded too French, and had no reference to Monte Cervinio - the magnificent mountain above, known as 'The Matterhorn' to English speaking folk.
Saint Vincent is a small town with modern appearance but preserves precious evidence of the past. A stop at the roman bridge is a must, of which remains a particular type of prop which perhaps indicates the origins of this town.
The Fons Salutis in the park still distributes water that contains "bicarbonate-sulphate-sodium-magnesia". Water that locals believe to be "miraculous for illnesses of the liver and gall-bladder".
Snow is still so very white up here in the middle of June!! An easy hike up from the village of saint vincent takes you close to these snow packs....
- Pros:Never to be missed especially for snow lovers
- Cons:Small village which can get very crowded during peak snow seasons.
- In a nutshell:Hard to believe I'm in Italy around these huge mountains!!
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