Inhabited since the Neolithic, Introd is one of the 74 municipalities of Aosta Valley. This middle hill country occupies the bottom of Rhêmes and Valsavarenche valleys, at the entrance of Gran Paradiso National Park.
The geographical location of its main town (880 m. a.s.l.), between the Dora of Rhêmes river and the Savara mountain stream, gives rise to the toponym of “Introd” (“entre-eaux”: between the waters).
The village of Introd is known as a place loved by Popes. Two Popes have spent their holidays here, alternating relaxing hikes in the mountain to intense moments of prayer, reading and reflection, encouraged by the quiet beauty of the spot.
For ten times, from 1989 to 2004, the village of Les Combes has hosted Pope Jean Paul II, while Pope Benedetto XVI stayed there during the summers of 2005, 2006 and 2009.