Visit a Valley of wonders
Nestled within the Western Alps, the Italian region of Valle d’Aosta is synonymous with the ski resorts of Courmayeur and Cervinia. Bordering France and Switzerland, this beautiful region reveals a strong French influence wherever you go and boasts a picturesque countryside home to medieval castles and Italy’s smallest wine region.
The top tourist sites of Vallee d’ Aosta
If you’re travelling to Vallee d’Aosta, chances are you’re heading to the mountains. This Italian region is home to the iconic snow-capped scenery of the Matterhorn, Mont Blanc, Monte Rosa and Gran Paradiso. The most popular ski resorts are Pila, Courmayeur and Cervinia. With a regional airport and proximity to the French Alps resort of Chamonix, the landscape is ideal for winter breaks to remember.
For stunning views of the Mont Blanc massif why not hop on the Skyway Bianco cable car to Punta Helbronner (3,466 metres). Those looking to unwind can soak up some indulgence at the scenic ‘Terme di Pré Saint Didier’ spa, whilst walkers enjoy the natural setting of Morgex and golfers enjoy teeing off the fairways of Val Ferret.
The region also offers plenty for the avid sightseer, with Aosta city (a cosmopolitan gateway to the Alps) offering a host of Roman sites and Savoy-era architecture to admire. The 14th century fortresses of Castello Fénis and Castello di Verrès are accompanied by the Savoy-era castles of nearby Aymavilles, Sarre, Aosta and Fènis, ensuring there is plenty to keep history and architecture fans happy.
Throughout the year, the Aosta Valley also boasts’ several gastronomy festivals; from the Honey and Apple festivals to the Bosses Ham, Marche au Fort and the Parc d’Arnad festival to name a few.
Out and about
Day or night, Aosta offers a balanced variety of city pubs, bars and authentic Italian restaurants to tempt you. Those looking to try their luck in the Aosta valley can enjoy an evening amongst the glamour of the prestigious Saint Vincent Casino, one of the finest gambling houses in Europe. You’ll also find a luxury wellness spa on-site too!
Wine buffs hoping to sample the regional wines should head to ‘Cave Mont Blanc’ in Morgex, to savour a glass or two of their unique high-altitude white wine.
Have an awesome holiday in Vallee d’Aosta!