The Aosta Valley (Valle d’Aosta) is a region of northwest Italy within the Western Alps. It is bordered by Switzerland and France offering incredible scenic views of Mont Blanc, Gran Paradiso, Monte Rosa and the Matterhorn.
Reasons to visit: Mountains, Scenery and Nature
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A visit to the Aosta Valley is one that will leave you feeling awestruck at the beauty of the mountainous landscapes in front of you. With glacial valleys, mountain ranges and rolling hills it’s little surprise that the Aosta Valley is so popular with tourists arriving from across the world.
History and culture
Within the Aosta Valley you will discover a wealth of history with medieval castles and fortresses to explore, particularly around the region’s historic capital, Aosta which sits at the heart of the region within a glacial valley. Additionally you will discover many historic sites relating to the regions Roman past with theatres, arches and gates to visit.
Being a mountainous region the Aosta Valley is the perfect location for skiing, with the major ski resorts of Courmayeur and Cervinia proving popular destinations for those interested in the sport.
Hiking and adventure
If you’re the outdoors type then the Aosta Valley offers a great range of hiking trails. Nature lovers will also love this region with the natural landscape attracting some beautiful wildlife – keep an eye out for ibexes, marmots and eagles.
Aosta Valley travel guides
When heading to a new country, region or city the internet can often feel like an overwhelming amount of information is being presented to you. Here at Ambition Earth we believe that nothing beats a good book or pocket travel guide which you can take with you and refer back to during your holiday.
Take a look at some of the best selling titles available for the Aosta Valley on Amazon here.