Top 74 attractions to explore in Aosta
The Aosta Valley is a mountainous autonomous region in northwestern Italy. It is bordered by Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes, France, to the west, Valais, Switzerland, to the north, and by Piedmont, Italy, to the south and east. The regional capital is Aosta.
The Lake Agnel is an artificial lake of Piedmont, located in the valley of Orco, in the municipality of Ceresole Reale, along the road from this salt to Nivolet hill, just above the lake Serru. It is part of the complex of artificial lakes and powering various hydroelectric plants. This lake is famous in cinematography for being the location of the final scene of the 1969 film An Italian Shot.
The Aiguille du Goûter is a mountain of the Mont Blanc massif: located under the highest Dôme du Goûter, it is located along the normal French ascent route to Mont Blanc and just below the summit the Goûter Refuge. the summit is accessible from the Nid d'Aigle station of the Tramway du Mont.
The Aiguille Noire de Peuterey is an entirely rocky summit of the Mont Blanc Alps 3773 meters high. It is located on the Italian side of the Mont Blanc Massif. The mountain is located between the Brenva Glacier and the Freney Glacier. Les Dames Anglaises separates it from the higher Aiguille Blanche de Peuterey. It represents the first part of the Peuterey ridge, which starts from the plateau of Val Veny at an altitude of 1500 - 1600 meters and rises, with various peaks, to the very summit of M
The Valle d'Aosta / Vallée d'Aoste is an Italian region with a special statute of north-western Italy, with the capital Aosta, from which it takes its name, which is part of the Alps-Mediterranean Euroregion. it is the smallest region in Italy with 3 263 km² of surface and also the least populated one with 124968 inhabitants, with a completely mountainous territory, bordering to the north with Switzerland.
The Arch of Augustus of Rimini is the oldest existing Roman arch. Built-in 28 BC, it was dedicated by the Roman Senate to the emperor Augustus. It marked the end of the Via Flaminia that connected the Romagna city to the capital of the empire, then merging into today's Corso d'Augusto, the decumano massimo, which led to the entrance to another road, the Via Emilia.
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 Balmenhorn is a 4,167 m listed elevation belonging to the Monte Rosa massif in the Pennine Alps. It is particularly known because on its summit there is the Felice Giordano bivouac and the majestic statue of Christ of the Peaks. It can be seen along the road that leads from Capanna Giovanni Gnifetti to Capanna Regina Margherita. It is not commonly listed among the Alpine peaks higher than 4000 meters because it does not meet all the criteria to be considered a peak in its own right.
A beautiful waterfall with three water jumps of the Urtier stream for a total of 150 meters in height. The waterfalls can be admired in their fullness thanks to the paths that flank them and which allow the discovery of the three levels of which it is composed, a characteristic that distinguishes it from more vertical waterfalls but which make it unique in its kind.
The Savoy Castle is a villa nineteenth-century style eclectic located in Gressoney-Saint-Jean, in Valle d'Aosta. The building, while bearing the name of "castle", is actually a large three-story villa in an eclectic style, characterized by five neo-Gothic towers. The mixture of styles was an explicit request of the sovereign, who personally participated in the progress of the work with particular assiduity.
The Ussel castle is one of the castles medieval of Valle d'Aosta. It is located on top of a rocky ridge overlooking the village of Châtillon, in a position that guarantees control of the entrance to the Valtournenche and the valley floor of the Dora Baltea. The castle rises on a serpentinite rock, separated from the rest of the mountain by the "Aosta- Ranzola " fault worked over the centuries by the Pleistocene glacier.
The Gamba castle, from the historical point of view, is the castle "child" of the three in the municipality of Châtillon, in Valle d'Aosta: what Passerin d'Entrèves and to Ussel is in fact medieval era. The Gamba castle, dating back to the twentieth century, is located on a hillock in the western part of the town, in the locality of Cret-de-Breil, near the regional hotel school, and is completely surrounded by a park open to the public all year round. It is clearly visible from the A5 motorway.
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 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 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.
The Col Ferret is a mountain pass that connects Orsières in Valais with Courmayeur in the Aosta Valley, on the border between Switzerland and Italy, geographically joining the Val Ferret Switzerland with the Italian Val Ferret. This second pass is of particular importance because it separates the Western Alps from the Central Alps, as well as the Mont Blanc Massif from the much lower Grand Golliaz group.
The Bätt pass is a pass in the Pennine Alps at an altitude of 2,727 meters in the Aosta Valley, between the Ayas valley and the Lys valley. This pass is commonly called col de Bettaforcaz, Frenchization of the word Bättfòrkò, meaning precisely col du Bätt in the titsch of Gressoney-La-Trinité. But it should be noted that the toponym Col de Bettaforcaz is in fact a repetition.
The Colle Nivolet is a mountain pass located in Graian, the watershed between the Orco Valley and Valsavarenche, placed all inside the protected area of the Gran Paradiso National Park to the west of the homonymous massif, not far from the Italian- French border to the west. The road that, starting from 1580 m asl of Ceresole Reale climbs for 18.5 km up to the Nivolet hill, was built in 1931, with the main function of allowing easy access to the artificial reservoirs located at an altitude of ab
The Colle San Carlo is a high mountain pass in the Aosta Valley, located on Graian, not far from the Tête d'Arpy, from which it draws the name in French. Starting from Morgex you arrive in La Thuile after 10.5 km, about 1000 m in altitude, with an average gradient of 10% and peaks of 15%, making it one of the toughest cyclings climbs in the Alps.
The upper Colle Delle Cime Bianche is an alpine pass located at 2,980.6 m. slm ., which joins the Valtournenche with the Val d'Ayas in the Valle d'Aosta region. The Colle was of historical importance for the commercial exchanges that took place between the Aosta Valley and the Valais Canton. It is debated whether the Walser in the 13th century arrived in the Lys valley via the Colle del Lys or via the longer but easier road of the Colle del Teodulo, Colle Superiore Delle Cime Bianche, and Colle
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