Valtournenche: the Place Closest to My Heart
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Valtournenche: the Place Closest to My Heart

Valtournenche and Cervinia in the Aosta Valley are the places I hold most dear. I have memories of my first endeavors with a camera under the guidance of my father, who had conquered the Matterhorn from the Swiss side and who loved to photograph it more ...

Valtournenche, AO, Valle d'Aosta
Carnival Traditions in Aosta: Coumba Freida
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Carnival Traditions in Aosta: Coumba Freida

In Italy's Aosta Valley, bordering Switzerland and France, very special Carnival festivities take place every year. The area of the Great Saint Bernard Valley (Valle di Gran San Bernardo) and the Valpelline are known as the Coumba Freida which literally means 'cold valley'. Let's find out more ...

Saint-Rhémy-en-Bosses, AO, Aosta Valley
Visiting Saint-Barthélemy in Aosta Valley
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Visiting Saint-Barthélemy in Aosta Valley

Saint-Barthélemy in Italy's Aosta Valley region is a magical place where you can enjoy picturesque landscapes, the outdoors, and even an observatory. Why Saint-Barthélemy Nature and Sports If you love the mountains and, at the same time, you're looking for something a bit different from the usual, Saint-Barthélemy ...

Saint-Barthélemy, Aosta Valley, Italy
What to See in Aosta in a Day
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What to See in Aosta in a Day

   Aosta is Italy's smallest city. Nestled in the Alps, this little Alpine treasure is a fabulous place to visit. Let's find out what to see in Aosta in a day. Its History Aosta is also known as the "Rome of the North". This nickname derives from its ...

Aosta, province of Aosta, Aosta Valley
Ascending Monte Bianco on the Skyway
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Ascending Monte Bianco on the Skyway

   Fifteen minutes to ascend the highest peak in Europe. In all seriousness, it really does take fifteen full minutes to reach the peak of Italy's Monte Bianco (Mont Blanc) on the Skyway. This new cable car magically takes you from Courmayeur to a place that ...

Monte Bianco di Courmayeur, Aosta Valley
The Christmas Markets of Aosta: Marché Vert Noël
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The Christmas Markets of Aosta: Marché Vert Noël

   The most beloved Christmas markets in Italy are the Christmas Markets of Aosta! The smallest city in Italy, Aosta is surrounded by the Alps and borders France and Switzerland.©aostaoggi.itMarché Vert Noël  The Marché Vert Noël (Christmas Markets of Aosta) is celebrating its 12th anniversary. Its 50 wooden chalets ...

Aosta, province of Aosta, Aosta Valley