La Thuile

La Thuile

La Thuile is a town in the autonomous region of Valle d'Aosta. The municipality has 761 inhabitants (December 31, 2015), is located at an average altitude of 1450 m s.l.m. and has km² size of 125th The inhabitants are called Thuileins. La Thuile consists of the districts Buic, Thovex, Moulin, Villaret, Bathieu, Entrèves, Petite Golette, Grande Golette, Pont Serrand, Arly, Les Granges, La Joux, Pierre-carrée, Preyllon, Les Suches, Petit-Saint-Bernard, Petosan, Faubourg and Preylet. The neighboring municipalities hot Arvier, Avise, Bourg-Saint-Maurice (France), Courmayeur, La Salle, Montvalezan (France), Morgex, Pré-Saint-Didier, Sainte-Foy-Tarentaise (France), Séez (France) and Valgrisenche. La Thuile is located on the historically important road of the Little St. Bernard Pass between the Mont Blanc massif and the French Tarentaise. The appearance of La Thuile is shaped by the glaciers of the Rutor, the waterfalls are the most powerful of the Alps. Following you can reach the cases within 2½ hours, the refuge Rifugio Alberto Deffeyes. The parish church of St. Nicholas was mentioned in papal documents of the 12th century. During the Fascist period the place was in 1939 the name Porta Littoria and was renamed in 1946 again.

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