Aosta Valley, region of aosta valley, valle d'aosta, valle d'aosta region

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Aosta Valley Information
Location of Aosta Valley
Area: 3,263 km²
Population: 123,978
Density: 38/km²
Capital: Aosta

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Provinces
Comunes
  • Aosta
    • Allein
      Antey-Saint-Andrè
      Aosta
      Arnad
      Arvier
      Avise
      Ayas
      Aymavilles
      Bard
      Bionaz
      Brissogne
      Brusson
      Challand-Saint-Anselme
      Challand-Saint-Victor
      Chambave
      Chamois
      Champdepraz
      Champorcher
      Charvensod
      Chatillon
      Cogne
      Courmayeur
      Donnas
      Doues
      Emarèse
      Etroubles
      Fénis
      Fontainemore
      Gaby
      Gignod
      Gressan
      Gressoney-la-Trinitè
      Gressoney-Saint-Jean
      Hone
      Introd
      Issime
      Issogne
      Jovencan
      La Magdeleine
      La Salle
      La Thuile
      Lillianes
      Montjovet
      Morgex
      Nus
      Ollomont
      Oyace
      Perloz
      Pollein
      Pontboset
      Pontey
      Pont-Saint-Martin
      Prè-Saint-Didier
      Quart
      Rhemes-Notre-Dame
      Rhemes-Saint-Georges
      Roisan
      Saint-Christophe
      Saint-Denis
      Saint-Marcel
      Saint-Nicolas
      Saint-Oyen
      Saint-Pierre
      Saint-Rhémy-en-Bosses
      Saint-Vincent
      Sarre
      Torgnon
      Valgrisenche
      Valpelline
      Valsavarenche
      Valtournenche
      Verrayes
      Verrès
      Villeneuve

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Aosta Valley Airports
Aosta Valley National Parks
Gran Paradiso National Park
Aosta Valley
La Thuile - Photo: Martin Pauer
The Aosta Valley, a mountainous region in the north western corner of Italy, is the smallest and least populated in the country. It is bordered by France to the west, Switzerland to the north and the region of Piedmont to the south and east.

It is the only region in Italy which has not been divided into separate provinces and is one of the country's five legislatively and administratively autonomous regions.

Classed as the least Italian region of Italy, the Aosta Valley is bilingual with both Italian and French taught in school and both languages commonly used at home. The road signs are in Italian and French and the local cuisine contains dishes influenced by Switzerland, France and Germany as well as Italy and the Mediterranean.

Aosta Valley, region of aosta valley, valle d'aosta, valle d'aosta region
Mont Blanc Tunnel entrance Photo: Lennart Bolks

The principle city is Aosta, situated near the Italian entrance to the Mont Blanc Tunnel and only 110 km away from Turin. Aosta is a small city, with a spacious, open feel to it and a five centuries of Roman influence have left their mark. Today, Valle d'Aosta is little known to tourists, other than serious skiiers and hikers, but it was once the main access route between northern and southern Europe. The Mont Blanc Tunnel and Great St Bernard Tunnel have made the region more accessible, but it somehow remains off the beaten track. In spite of this, the region contains Italy's oldest national park, the Gran Paradiso National Park and three first class ski resorts.

Aosta Valley, region of aosta valley, valle d'aosta, valle d'aosta region
Gran Paradiso National Park - Photo: Alessandro Vecchi

The Gran Paradiso National Park is 173,000 acres of snow capped mountains dotted with tiny glacial lakes and bordered by wooded slopes and huge flowering meadows. It is home to chamois, marmots, foxes, golden eagles and of course the famous ibex. 450 miles of marked trails and mule tracks make it a paradise for advanced hikers and walking enthusiasts. There are also a number of organised flat, wheelchair and baby buggy friendly walks, which along with the 70 castles contained within the park make it an ideal family day out.

Aosta Valley, region of aosta valley, valle d'aosta, valle d'aosta region
Mont Blanc from Aosta Valley - Photo: Ximonic

The Aosta Valley is sheltered by the soaring peaks of Mont Blanc, the Matterhorn and Monte Rosa which give it a milder, sunnier climate than the ski resorts on the other side of the Alps.

There are ski trails everywhere in this area but the three main ski resorts are:

Courmayeur - the main attraction here is the southern face of Mont Blanc but Cormayeur also offers skiing all year round thanks to the Gigante Glacier.

Aosta Valley, region of aosta valley, valle d'aosta, valle d'aosta region
Courmayeur - Photo: franco56

Cervinia - lies beneath the great Matterhorn and is a very popular resort for Italians.

Champoluc - has over 120 miles of trails and an 18 mile cross country run.

Aosta Valley Climate (Aosta)
  High Low Sun Rain
Jan 7 -1 5 42
Feb 12 0 4 39
Mar 14 3 4 19
Apr 17 7 4 31
May 23 13 7 50
Jun 26 15 8 40
Jul 29 17 8 16
Aug 28 18 8 31
Sep 24 13 6 52
Oct 18 10 5 35
Nov 10 3 3 41
Dec 7 0 3 26
Table Key:
High - Average monthly high temperatures
Low - Average monthly low temperatures
Sun - Average hours of sunshine per day
Rain - Average monthly rainfall in mm
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Aosta Valley Information
Location of Aosta Valley
Area: 3,263 km²
Population: 123,978
Density: 38/km²
Capital: Aosta

Find a hotel in Aosta Valley
Provinces
Comunes
  • Aosta
    • Allein
      Antey-Saint-Andrè
      Aosta
      Arnad
      Arvier
      Avise
      Ayas
      Aymavilles
      Bard
      Bionaz
      Brissogne
      Brusson
      Challand-Saint-Anselme
      Challand-Saint-Victor
      Chambave
      Chamois
      Champdepraz
      Champorcher
      Charvensod
      Chatillon
      Cogne
      Courmayeur
      Donnas
      Doues
      Emarèse
      Etroubles
      Fénis
      Fontainemore
      Gaby
      Gignod
      Gressan
      Gressoney-la-Trinitè
      Gressoney-Saint-Jean
      Hone
      Introd
      Issime
      Issogne
      Jovencan
      La Magdeleine
      La Salle
      La Thuile
      Lillianes
      Montjovet
      Morgex
      Nus
      Ollomont
      Oyace
      Perloz
      Pollein
      Pontboset
      Pontey
      Pont-Saint-Martin
      Prè-Saint-Didier
      Quart
      Rhemes-Notre-Dame
      Rhemes-Saint-Georges
      Roisan
      Saint-Christophe
      Saint-Denis
      Saint-Marcel
      Saint-Nicolas
      Saint-Oyen
      Saint-Pierre
      Saint-Rhémy-en-Bosses
      Saint-Vincent
      Sarre
      Torgnon
      Valgrisenche
      Valpelline
      Valsavarenche
      Valtournenche
      Verrayes
      Verrès
      Villeneuve

Aosta Valley Flag
Aosta Valley Airports
Aosta Valley National Parks
Gran Paradiso National Park
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