Aosta Valley

Valle d’Aosta is a mountainous region in Italy’s extreme north-west, on the border with France and Switzerland. Turin, in Piedmont, is as close to it as the Lac Leman with Geneva and Lausanne.

This is a bilingual (Italian and French) region, and its main town is Aosta.

Entirely enclosed in the Alps, Aosta Valley is home to the snow-capped peaks of more than 40 mountains over 4,000 thousand metres in altitude, among which Monte Rosa, Gran Paradiso, Matterhorn, Picco Luigi Amedeo, Corno Nero, Dente del Gigante, and Mont Blanc which, at 4,810 metres, is Europe’s highest mountain (as the Caucasus is not usually considered as part of Europe).

A paradise for skiers, walkers, mountain lovers and people who enjoy nature and peaceful surroundings, although the famous and fashionable ski resorts offer more worldly, sophisticated atmosphere, the most prominent among which are Courmayeur and Cervinia.

The Gran Paradiso National Park is the oldest national park in Italy, established in 1922.

Aosta Valley is famous for its numerous medieval castles and fortresses, evidence of a particularly rich and intense history, like the Castle of Fénis and the Castle of Verrès.

Hotels

Hotel Europa – 4 star hotel in Breuil-Cervinia.

Hotel Express Aosta East – 3 star hotel in Aosta.

Hotel Meublé Gorret – 3 star hotel in Breuil-Cervinia.

Hotel Diana Jardin et Spa – 3 star hotel in Aosta.

Hotel Relais Des Glaciers – 4 star hotel in Champoluc.

Relais Du Foyer – 4 star hotel in Saint Vincent.

Parc Hotel Billia – 4 star hotel in Saint Vincent.

Hotel Vallée Blanche – 3 star hotel in Courmayeur.

Hotel Punta Maquignaz – 4 star hotel in Breuil-Cervinia.

HB Aosta Hotel – 3 star hotel in Aosta.

Hotel Ottoz Meublé – 3 star hotel in Courmayeur.

Duca D’Aosta Hotel – 4 star hotel in Aosta.

Books

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