Here the air is fine, the places beautiful, peaceful and silent

It is the smallest region of Italy located on the border between France and Switzerland . Its territory is mainly mountainous with wide valleys enclosed by high mountains, covered with snow for most of the year.

Here are the highest peaks of the Alps: the Matterhorn, Monte Rosa, Gran Paradiso and Mont Blanc which, with its 4,810 m is the highest in Europe.

WHAT SEE

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The main tourist resorts are: Saint-Vincent , known for its Casino de la Valleé .

Courmayeur, famous destination for lovers of skiing and winter sports. From the Skyway, a 15 km lift that reaches up to 3,500 m, it is possible to admire the perennial glaciers of Mont Blanc .

Aosta (regional capital) ancient Roman city with numerous monuments including the Arch of Augustus, the Porta Praetoria, the city walls, the Cathedral of Santa Maria Assunta, Piazza Chanoux and the monumental complex of the Collegiate Church of Sant’Orso dating back to 11th century

Châtillon , a small medieval town. La Thuile one of the most prestigious ski resorts. Lillaz waterfalls (Cogne) famous for the different water jumps.

TRADITIONAL CUISINE

It is characterized by some specialties a meat-based such as carbonada, meat stew in wine, onion and flavorings; mocetta, dried beef or ibex ed flavored with mountain herbs, Arnad lard, boudin, sausage with boiled potatoes, the well-known Bosses ham (Jambon de Bosses), Fontina Dop, the typical Aosta Valley soup, made with cabbage, savoy cabbage, fontina cheese and stale rye bread.

Among the wines we mention: Arnad Montjovet, Enfer d’Arvier, Blanc de Morgex et de la Salle and Donnas. Famous is Genépy des Alpes herbal liqueur .

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WHAT TO DO

Monte Rosa offers the possibility of practicing sports or walking along the paths that climb up to the peaks, cross-country skiing, alpine skiing, mountaineering and snowboarding, while in summer, mountaineering, rafting, canoeing, hiking, horseback riding, golf and mountain biking. , parachuting, hang gliding and paragliding.

The Naturalistic Oasis of the Pavillon du Mont Fréty , a large protected area, hosts numerous specimens of alpine fauna and is home to the Saussurea Alpine Garden, one of the highest in Europe , with over 900 plant species of the spontaneous flora of Mont Blanc .

Also interesting is the wine route that leads the tourist between vines and cellars, where it is possible to meet passionate winemakers and winemakers and learn about local wines.

On the Gran Paradiso it is possible to observe animals in their natural environment : chamois, golden eagles, marmots and the ibex which is the symbol of the park.

The castles of Issogne, Sarriod de la Tour, Sarre, Saint-Pierre and d’Ussel are also worth visiting.

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