In the Aosta Valley the distinction between land and sky is extremely fine. Perhaps it’s the region’s omnipresent natural beauty, or the imposing castles that seem to stretch up in an attempt to touch the clouds.
Aosta, known as ‘the Rome of the Alps’, will astonish visitors with its millennial history dating back to 2900 BC and its Roman ruins, not to mention the numerous local traditions that enliven this small but splendid city.
In this destination the work of humankind intertwines with that of nature, from Medieval and Renaissance fortifications like the castles of Fénis and Issogne, to nature reserves like the Mont Avic Natural Park.
This land is also the birthplace of a variety of delicious food and wine specialities, from meat products and salamis to cheeses like the celebrated fontina, as well as fabulous wines produced along the famous ‘Wine Route’ that traverses the region.
Visit magnificent Fort Bard and its fascinating exhibitions
Admire the ancient Roman city while strolling through the old centre of Aosta
Explore scenic Fénis Castle, one of Italy’s best-preserved fortresses
Relax in the thermal baths of Saint-Vincent
Sample excellent wines and see where they’re made on the Aosta Valley’s Wine Route
Find out why Issogne Castle is also known as the Castle of Dreams
Go on an excursion to the Mont Avic Natural Park
Visit the megalithic area of Saint-Martin-de-Corléans
Watch the stars from the Aosta Valley Astronomical Observatory in the valley of Saint-Barthélemy
Contemplate the Cathedral of Santa Maria Assunta in Aosta