Fraz, 11010 Pondel AO, Italy
About Pont d'Aël
The pont d'Aël is a Roman aqueduct bridge that is located in the namesake village in the municipality of Aymavilles, in Aosta. It was built in 3 BC for the irrigation and supply of a mineral wash for the colony of Augusta Prætoria Salassorum, today's Aosta, then just founded. The bridge, located at the entrance to the Val di Cogne, a lateral valley, 66 meters above the valley floor, supports a technically advanced aqueduct, 6 km long in total.
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The Sarriod de La Tour castle is a medieval Aosta Valley manor located in the municipality of Saint-Pierre, in the flat area planted with orchards that run along the Dora Baltea and the SS26, on the opposite side of the village from the more famous castle of Saint-Pierre. Looking at it from the top of the Saint-Pierre castle, the Sarriod de La Tour castle appears as an irregular set of buildings surrounded by walls, located in a flat area a little outside the town and close to the Dora Baltea.
The castle of Saint-Pierre is an Aosta Valley manor, located in the municipality of the same name. Due to its very scenic appearance, it has become, together with the castle of Fénis, one of the symbolic monuments of the region. It houses the Regional Museum of Natural Sciences of the Aosta Valley. It is one of the oldest in the Aosta Valley and its existence is mentioned for the first time in a document dated 1191.
The royal castle of Sarre is an Aosta Valley castle, located in the municipality of Sarre, in the locality of Lalex, in the Aosta Valley. Built-in 1710 on the ruins of a fortress mentioned as early as 1242, having passed through various hands, the property was purchased by the King of Italy Victor Emanuel II, who renovated it and used it during hunting expeditions in Val d’Aosta. It was one of the iconic buildings in this area which paves light to the history of this area.
Pila ( Pila in Piedmontese ) is an Italian town of 139 inhabitants in the province of Vercelli in Piedmont . It is located in Valsesia. The municipal area of Pila has very marked variations in altitude: the valley floor is located at about 686 meters above sea level while the highest point, albeit uninhabited, is located at 1,912 meters above sea level.
The megalithic area of Saint-Martin-de-Corléans is an archaeological site located in Aosta, in the district of Saint-Martin-de-Corléans. The site, discovered in 1969, during the construction of some condominiums, about 6 meters below the current urban plan, covers an area of 10,000 square meters. The over 6,000 years of attendance area are witnessed by plowing worship, rituals wells, oriented alignments of wooden poles and anthropomorphic stele, dolmenic burials, and cist.
The Grivola is a mountain of the Gran Paradiso massif, in Graian, high 3,969 m above sea level. It is located along the divide between Valsavarenche and Val di Cogne in Valle d'Aosta between the villages of Cogne, Valsavarenche, and Aymavilles. It is the third-highest in the Gran Paradiso massif. A nice trekking destination and also this peak offers the best panoramic views of this area.
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