Fort of Bard - Things to Know Before Visiting
Via Vittorio Emanuele II, 85, 11020 Bard AO, Italy
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About Fort of Bard
The fort of Bard is a fortified complex that was rebuilt in the 19th century by the House of Savoy on the rock overlooking the village of Bard, in the Aosta Valley. After a long period of abandonment, the fort has been totally restored with interventions inspired by conservative recovery: it was opened to visitors in January 2006. It currently hosts exhibitions of ancient, modern, contemporary art and photography.
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The Sundial House is one of the most famous castles in the Valle d'Aosta. It is located in the capital of Issogne, on the hydrographic right of the Dora Baltea, and appears as a Renaissance stately home, creating a sort of contrast with the austere castle of Verrès which is almost opposite the opposite side of the river. Famous are its inner courtyard, with the fountain of the pomegranate and the colorful arcades, a rare example of Alpine painting medieval.
The castle of Verrès is one of the most famous medieval Aosta Valley manors. Built as a military fortress by Ibleto di Challant in the fourteenth century, it was one of the first examples of a monobloc castle, consisting of a single building unlike the older manors formed by a series of buildings enclosed by a wall. It stands on a rocky promontory that dominates the town of Verrès and the Val d'Ayas road.
The Mont Avic Natural Park is a protected natural area in the Aosta Valley and has an area of over 5,747 hectares. The first regional natural park in the region, after the Gran Paradiso national park, created in 1989 and enlarged in 2003, it extends between the Champdepraz valley and the Champorcher valley, crossed by the Chalamy stream, in a secluded position from the major Aosta Valley tourist routes.
The Mont Mars is the highest peak of the Biella Alps. The Valle d'Aosta side has been included in the Mont Mars Nature Reserve since 1993. It is possible to climb the summit on the southern side starting from the Sanctuary of Oropa; the difficulty of the route is estimated as EE; alternatively, you can go up the north side starting from the Lys Valley. One of the nice trekking destination and also a good viewpoint too.
The Monte Mucrone is a mountain of Biella Alps high 2,335 m. It is located in the Province of Biella between the Elvo Valley and the Oropa basin and the municipal boundaries of Biella, Sordevolo and an administrative mountain island in the municipality of Pollone converge on the culminating point. Like the rest of the Oropa basin, the eastern slopes of the Mucrone were included in 2005 in the special nature reserve of the Sacro Monte di Oropa.
The Col de Joux is an alpine pass located in the Aosta Valley in the municipality of Saint-Vincent. The pass was in the past very popular, and in particular, it was used by the Valsesian emigrants on their way to Savoy and France who, through the Val Vogna , the Valdobbia and Ranzola hills reached the Col de Joux to continue then passing the city of Aosta and climbing to the Piccolo San Bernardo hill.
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The area was a part of the Roman Empire until the 5th century AD. Although being a heavily industrialised region, tourism is one of its main economic resources; one-fifth of Italy's foreign tourism gravitates towards Veneto, which is the first region in Italy in terms of tourist presence, attracting over 60 million visitors every year, second after Emilia-Romagna in terms of hotel industry structures.