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

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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.

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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.



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  • Regional Information

    • Area: 3,263 km²
      Population: 123,978
      Density: 38/km²
      Capital: Aosta

      National Parks:
      Gran Paradiso National Park
Location of Aosta
Provinces of Aosta
  • Comunes of Aosta
    • 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 Airports
Hotels in Aosta
AostaWEATHER
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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