Aosta Valley (Valle d'Aosta)
Notable towns in this region include
The Aosta valley region lies surrounded by the Alps and affords some of the most breath taking views in northern Italy.
Historically this region has been crossroads and this is evident in the rich culture and antiquities.
In modern times this area is also noted for it's proximity to excellent skiing (Mont Blanc, Monte Rosa, the Matterhorn, Great Saint Bernard, Gran Paradiso)
French and Italian are both official languages, but most of the people also speak Franco-Provençal dialects, and there is also a German-speaking minority in three
Municipalities of the region
The Valle d'Aosta is bounded by Switzerland to the north and France to the west. Aosta is about one hour from Turin (Torino), 30
minutes from Milan and Malpenso Airport, and 1.5 hours from Geneva, Switzerland.
Places to see
- Ruined Roman Amphitheatre
- Ruined Roman Forum
- Arch of Augustus
- Porta Pretoria
- Cattedrale and Museo del Tesoro