The Via Francigena in Aosta Valley

Atmospheric glances along one of the most important ancient routes: the historical pilgrimage to Rome

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Walking along the Via Francigena in the Aosta Valley means strolling through ancient villages and splendid castles, impressive churches and important vestiges of the Roman era, all against the backdrop of the Alps.

Along this route you will also find numerous vineyards boasting prestigious wines, and areas acclaimed for the local PDO produce such as the ham "prosciutto di Bosses" and the lard "lardo di Arnad".

The route is divided into five stages starting at the Great Saint-Bernard pass, at an altitude of 2,473 metres,  on Swiss territory;  the path takes you down along the Great Saint-Bernard valley in the direction of Aosta (580 m), the region's capital and city offering a wealth of history and testimonies to the past, then moving on along the central valley to Pont-Saint-Martin where you leave the Aosta Valley to enter the Piedmont region.
It is advisable to take the stage n. 1 in summer (or in the absence of snow at the pass) while those along the central valley are suitable for every season, even for a 2 or 3-day trek to discover the region.

The numbers on the map link to the detail of each stage

Stage 1 Stage 2 Stage 3 Stage 4 Stage 5


Tourist Areas
Tourist Areas

Mont Blanc

Gran Paradiso

Great Saint Bernard

Aosta and surroundings


Monte Rosa

Central Valley