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Art and culture of Aosta Valley

The Aosta Valley is the union between the creativity of man and the beauty of nature. The castles scattered throughout the territory are tangible proof of this. Almost every village had its own castle, some of them are ruins, others are still attractive for tourists. The most famous castle is Fénis.

In addition to hosting many castles, Valle d'Aosta is a region rich in museums, from small municipal museums located on the regional territory to the most important museum centers.

Food and flavours of Aosta Valley

The typical products of Valle d'Aosta tell the story of a territory immersed in the mountains. Cheeses, cold cuts, wines and fruit are the products of this wonderful land.

The most famous specialities: Fontina, Valle d'Aosta Fromadzo, Jambon de Bosses and Vallée d'Aoste Lard d'Arnad, to be tasted in combination with the best DOC wines of Valle d'Aosta.

Places and tours of Aosta Valley

Aosta, the regional capital situated in the middle of important mountains, boasts many remains of Roman origin: the theatre, the amphitheatre, the bridge. Not to be missed are various castles scattered throughout the region. The best known: Castle of Fénis.

In the Valle d'Aosta the protagonist is nature, an obvious example is the Gran Paradiso National Park, one of the most important Italian national parks, as well as the oldest. Courmayeur at the foot of Mont Blanc is a very popular destination during the winter months for its ski slopes.

Stories and traditions of Aosta Valley

Archaeological discoveries show the presence of man in the Aosta Valley already in the Neolithic age. It became a territory of the Holy Roman Empire, many structures in Aosta testify to the passage of the Roman conquerors.

With the Savoy, the citizenship of Aosta obtained a bilateral pact that recognized the region rights and a certain autonomy, this was the first step of the Aosta Valley towards autonomy, remained alive through the centuries. Falling into decline, the region was incorporated into the French Republic until 1814. With the restoration of the Savoy monarchy, the Aosta Valley was returned to the reconstituted Kingdom of Sardinia, which in 1861 became the Kingdom of Italy.