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Arnad (Italy)
Country Italy
region Aosta Valley
Coordinates 45 ° 38 '  N , 7 ° 43'  E Coordinates: 45 ° 38 '0 "  N , 7 ° 43' 0"  E
height 361  m slm
surface 28 km²
Residents 1,243 (Dec 31, 2019)
Population density 44 inhabitants / km²
Post Code 11020
prefix 0125
ISTAT number 007004
Popular name Arnadins (French)
Patron saint Martin of Tours
Website Arnad
Martinskirche Arnad

Arnad (Walser German Arnoal ) is an Italian commune in the autonomous region of Aosta Valley with 1243 inhabitants (as of December 31, 2019).

The inhabitants are called arnadins . In the Franco-Provencal language the men are called Arnayot and the women are Arnayota , in French Arnadin and Arnadine respectively. Arnad is a member of the Unité des Communes valdôtaines Évançon .


Arnad lies at an average altitude of 361  m slm and has a size of 28 km².

Arnad consists of the following districts: Anvyey, Arnad-Le-Vieux, Bonavesse, Champagnolaz, Château, Chez Fornelle, Clapey, Clos de Barme, Costa, Echallod, Echallogne, Extraz, Les Vachères, Machaby, Pied-de-Ville, Prouve, Revie, Rollety, Sisan, Torretta and Ville. The neighboring municipalities are Bard , Challand-Saint-Victor , Donnas , Hône , Issime , Issogne , Perloz , Pontboset , Verrès .


The place name Arnad had the spelling Arnaz (homophonic) until 1976.

Culinary specialties

The municipality gives the Valle d'Aosta Lard d'Arnad , a bacon with Designation of Origin ( Denominazione d'Origine Protetta ) its name.


The wine-growing plays a modest role. The DOC - wine Arnad-Montjovet consists of at least 70% of the grape variety Nebbiolo . In addition, the Freisa , Dolcetto , Neyret , Vien de Nus and Pinot Noir varieties find their way into the red wine made as a blend . The rare grape varieties Ner d'Ala and Roussin are grown in Arnad .


  • Parish church: built in 1020, Romanesque, dedicated to St. Martin ( Martinskirche )
  • Notre-Dame-des-Neiges: The Notre-Dame-des-Neiges sanctuary was mentioned as early as 1503 and is located in the district of Machaby

Individual evidence

  1. Statistiche demografiche ISTAT. Monthly population statistics of the Istituto Nazionale di Statistica , as of December 31 of 2019.

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