Aosta Valley - Valle d'Aosta Italy travel guide

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Basic information

The region of Aosta Valley (Valle d'Aosta) is located in northern Italy, bordering Switzerland and France. Unlike the other Italian regions the Valle d'Aosta is a region with only one province and has approximately 114000 inhabitants and a surface area of 3262 km². The Capital of this region is Aosta. Valle d'Aosta is one of 5 other Italian regions which owns a slightly greater autonomy. As official Languages are recognized Italian, French and in some small towns like Gressoney also some German dialect.

Courmayeur at Aosta

Geographically is the Aosta Valley (Valle d'Aosta) in the Vally Dora Baltea located where you will find more Valleys like Valley of Gressoney, Ayas or Grisenche. In the North is the Monte Rosa located which highest Point reach the 4634 meters. To the west lies the Mont Blanc that highest point is part of France. The highest point on the Italian Side is also located on the Mont Blanc de Courmayeur and it's at the same time the highest point of italy with 4748 meters.

Sightseeing

The Valle d'Aosta or Aosta Valley has rich picturesque valleys and montain ranges, all in all the Aosta Valley has more then 80 castles and fortresses in the region. The state capital is called Aosta with 35000 inhabitants, it's an idyllic and traditionally place with an intact historic town center. Aosta is worth a visit. Among the special attractions and sightseeings are the Roman Arch called Arco di Augusto Romano which was built 25 B.C. Other sights are the various towers build in the environment like the Torre del Lebbroso, Tour du Pailleron or the tower respectively the castle of Bramafan.



In the southeastern Part of the Aosta Valley (Valle d'Aosta) is the National Park called Parco Nazionale del Gran Paradiso. The region bordered in the north to Switzerland and in the east and south to the italian region Piedmont (Piemonte) and in the west to France. Overall the region Valle d'Aosta has picturesque scenery as you can see on the photo.


Provinces in the region of Aosta Valley - Valle d'Aosta
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