Fénis is one of 74 towns which constitute the Valle d’Aosta.
The region can be divided into three areas:
Fénis is to be found in the middle valley and is 13.1 km from Aosta.
The town’s territory has an extension of 68.28 km2, equal to around 2% of the region’s surface.
Fénis borders with:
- Nus and Verrayes in the North
- Chambave and Champdepraz in the East
- Champorcher and Cogne in the South
- Saint-Marcel in the West
Etymology: the origins of the name Fénis are uncertain; it could however have derivations in the Latin substantive fenilis (hayloft)
Inhabitants’ names: ‘Fenisani’ or ‘Fenisans’
Patrono: Patron Saint : San Maurizio (September 22nd)
Demography (updated 2007)
Population: 1694 (852 M - 842 F)
Population density: 24.8 people / Km2
Mayor: Perron Giusto
Deputy mayor: Ciugnon Erik
Aldermen: Pieiller Ubaldo, Luciano Regazzoni, Nadia Piccot
Town hall address: Fraz. Chez-Croiset, 22I
Tel. 0165 / 769869
Roads which link Fénis with its surrounding towns
- forNUS take the SR 13; cross the Dora Baltea bridge which comes out onto the SS 26, in the direction of Aosta.
- for SAINT-MARCEL take the road that passes through Tillier and coast the Dorea Baltea
- for SAINT-MARCEL once arrived in Chenoz one accesses the only available path in the direction of the woods; following along one crosses the whole forest and arrives at Saint-Marcel’s built-up area. It is a lot of fun to take this country lane by rally-bike or bicycle.
- for SAINT-MARCEL Arrivati al Chenoz si imbocca l’unico sentiero disponibile in direzione del bosco; proseguendo si attraversa tutta la foresta e si arriva al centro abitato di Saint-Marcel. È molto divertente percorrere il viottolo con la moto cross o in bicicletta.
for CHAMBAVE take the main road in Fénis until you get to Rovarey and then continue straight on to the town itself.