Aoste

  • Located right in the heart of the region, Aosta is its only city and administrative centre. It lies in a huge valley where the two rivers, the Doire Baltée and the Buthier, meet. The area has always played an important role in commercial trade and was thus the reason why the Romans conquered it. Visible traces of their time here still exist. The Arco d'Augusto (August Arch), the Porta Praetoria (Praetorian ...
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  • Located at the bottom of a valley surrounded by high mountains, Aosta experiences frequent snowfalls in winter
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  • This panoramic view shows how the city owes its beauty to the harmony between the work of man and nature
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  • A region with a special status and a land of cultural exchanges: Italian, European, and regional flags fly in front of Aosta's city hall
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  • The Society of Alpine Guides building is emblematic of alpine architecture, with its sloped wooden roof
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  • Aosta boasts countless towers from various eras and with various functions, giving it its particular physiognomy
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  • A panoramic view of a neighbourhood in the city seen from above: note the ramparts which served to protect this administrative centre over the centuries
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Amy Adejokun
Amy Adejokun Expert destination Italy

Located right in the heart of the region, Aosta is its only city and administrative centre. It lies in a huge valley where the two rivers, the Doire Baltée and the Buthier, meet. The area has always played an important role in commercial trade and was thus the reason why the Romans conquered it. Visible traces of their time here still exist. The Arco d'Augusto (August Arch), the Porta Praetoria (Praetorian Gates), and the Criptoportico Forense (a part of the forum) are visits not to be missed. A place of passage due to the Little and Great Saint Bernard mountain passes, Aosta has managed to maintain its uniqueness and traditions, which have elsewhere been lost. Traditional activities like woodworking and wool weaving on ancient weaving looms are still practised in this city.

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