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    Just in Case....WHERE IS AOSTA....

    by Greggor58 Updated May 1, 2009

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    Aosta Valley,Italy

    Favorite thing: If you've been reading this page or others regarding Aosta....I suppose that there's a chance that you're wondering WHERE is Aosta anyhow.....

    "The Aosta Valley [ Valle d'Aosta] is a mountainous region in north-western Italy. It is bordered by France to the west, Switzerland to the north and the region of Piedmont to the south. The Aosta Valley is an Alpine valley that with its side valleys includes the Italian slopes of Mont Blanc and the Matterhorn, its highest peak is the Mont Blanc.."

    There are twenty regions autonomous regions in Italy, five of them are constitutionally given a broader amount of autonomy granted by special statutes...

    If you're interested in the status of Autonomy of the Aosta Valley...read on..I found this on the Net and Ive included it here...I wanted to clarify for myself....

    "Article 116 of the Italian Constitution grants to five regions (namely Sardinia, Sicily, Trentino-Alto Adige/Südtirol, Aosta Valley and Friuli-Venezia Giulia) home rule, acknowledging their powers in relation to legislation, administration and economy. They keep between 60% (Friuli-Venezia Giulia) and 100% (Sicily) of all levied taxes.[3] In return they have to finance the health-care system, the school system and most public infrastructures by themselves (except for Sicily and Sardinia).[3]

    These regions became autonomous in order to take into account linguistic and cultural differences, such as the linguistic minorities in Trentino-Alto Adige/Südtirol, Aosta Valley, and Friuli-Venezia Giulia), or geographical isolation in the case of the two greater islands, Sicily and Sardinia. "

    There...you have it...if you've read this far...now you know too!

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    Who is this man ?

    by sourbugger Updated Feb 27, 2004

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    Who is the mulleted famous man ?

    Favorite thing: I was surprised recently when visiting Aosta that it was the birthplace of a person I regularly lecture about.

    He was born in Aosta in 1033, and is probably the most famous person ever born there.

    He fled to France after an argument with his father, became a monk and ended up as the Archbishop of Canterbury. He wrote what he considered to be a 'proof' of the existence of God, which is known in Philosophical circles as the "Ontological argument"

    One of the main roads in the town is named after him.

    So who is he ?

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