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  • Salvatore Fuda

Valle d'Aosta not only snow...

Updated: May 13, 2021

Valle d'Aosta / Vallée d'Aoste is a region in the north-west of Italy on the border with France and Switzerland. Located in the western Alps, it is known for the snow-capped peaks of Monte Cervino, Mont Blanc, Monte Rosa and Gran Paradiso.

Important for its passes (small and large San Bernardo) that communicate with Switzerland and France, it is one of the most renowned regions for winter tourism for its modern facilities and its snow-covered slopes most of the year. In Valle d'Aosta you can practice many sports both in winter (skiing, ski mountaineering, off-piste, ice climbing, sled dogs, ice skating) to summer ones (trekking, summer skiing, climbing, mountaineering,) and many water sports, Rafting is very famous. From April to September, the white waters of the Dora Baltea and the alpine streams of the Aosta Valley reserve exciting descents, with rapids and natural slides, for rafting, hydrospeed, canyoning, kayaking and canoeing enthusiasts.

Aosta is the regional capital and about 34,000 people live. It is a beautiful Italian city of art and is considered as the Rome of the Alps, thanks to its numerous monuments, the Arch of Augustus, the Porta Praetoria, the Monumental Roman Theater, the Amphitheater, the Bridge and many other places in part preserved.

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The Mountains are the strong point of Aosta, together with the typical dish of the Aosta Valley cuisine, "La Fonduta" made with Fontina cheese.

At high altitude at 2,300 meters

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