The Bersntol (German: Fersental, Italian: Valle del Fersina) is a valley in the Autonomous Province of Trento, in north-eastern Italy. The Fersina river runs through it.[1] It is also known as the Valle del Mòcheni after its inhabitants, who speak the Upper German Mòcheno language.

  • Fersental
  • Valle del Fersina
  • Valle dei Mòcheni
The Bersntol, with the village of Palai en Bersntol
Map of Trentino with Bernstol valley marked in red
LocationAutonomous Province of Trento, Italy
Population centers
Coordinates46°06′N 11°18′E


Since the 14th century the valley has been home to a Mòcheno-speaking population of Upper German origin,[2] and is a language island of the Mòcheno language.

The valley is part of the district of Alta Valsugana e Bersntol.


The four municipalities of the valley are Vlarötz, Garait, Palai en Bersntol, and Sant'Orsola Terme. The majority of people declared themselves members of the Mòcheno linguistic group.

The Pezzata Mòchena breed of domestic goat originates in the valley.[2]


  1. Valle Dei Mocheni Fersental Bersntol: Storia della valle (in Italian). Ufficio turistico. Accessed June 2014.
  2. Daniele Bigi, Alessio Zanon (2008). Atlante delle razze autoctone: Bovini, equini, ovicaprini, suini allevati in Italia (in Italian). Milan: Edagricole. ISBN 9788850652594. p. 344–45.

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