So much history among the Alps, in the smallest region of Italy
With a surface area of just 3,266 km² — 1% of Italian soil — Aosta Valley is the smallest region in the bel paese. Shaped by ancient glaciers and encircled by some of Europe's highest mountains, Aosta Valley is also a typically alpine region, divided into 7 tourist areas, each with very particular features.
Five centuries of Roman civilisation have left impressive signs in the Aosta Valley and, additionally, in the Middle Ages many castles, towers and strongholds were built, becoming a distinctive element in the region landscape.
Some itineraries to discover the historical, artistic and ethnographic heritage of Aosta Valley:
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How: by car.
Recommended duration: one day.
Recommended period: all year round.
Distance: around 28 km.
*A journey to discover the land of the Walser people originating from Swis…
How: on foot or by bike.
Duration: around 2 hours.
When: all year round.
Distance: about 3 km.
*A leisurely stroll to discover a village full of history closely linked to it…
How: by foot, bike or car.
Duration: around 4 hours and 30 minutes (by foot until Derby, excluding the return bus journey).
When: from May until the beginning of November.