• Erésaz - Borna da ghiasa

Erésaz - Borna da ghiasa

Resorts: Emarèse

In 30/40 minutes walk from the centre of Emarèse, in loc. Erésaz, you reach Borna da Ghiasa, which translated from the Aosta Valley dialect means “hole of ice”, so called because of the freezing temperatures present all year round and which constituted an excellent natural (rocky) icebox useful for the conservation of food during the summer season.

Technical Information


After parking the car near the centro studi Abbé Trèves, you can walk up a few tens of meters on a paved road until a pannel indicating the site; then you follow the track n. 6 which crosses some meadows until you get to a small bridge, after which to continue diagonally to the right and then go into a beautiful forest until reaching the destination, after twenty minutes.
The view from up here is beautiful.

It is recommended not to go inside, due to the risk of possible collapses.

Duration going there


Duration coming back



731 m

Recommended times

May - October


E - Excursionist

Difference in level

132 m

See also

Geosites and mines

Emarèse geological site


The wide terrace on which the village of Erésaz stands offers a very pleasant and peaceful landscape which echoes a rural environment from another era. Walking around the village, we feel ourselves embraced by a sense of mystery that has always …

Note - this information is not directly connected to the Cammino Balteo path but it is part of the Aosta Valley tourist offer.