Valle d'Aosta Things to Do

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Valle d'Aosta Things to Do

  • Go hiking in Valle de Aosta.

    The hiking and trekking here is world class.There are many trails and they are mostly well marked and the scenery is hard to beat anywhere in the world.There are lot´s of mountain huts where you can stay over night if you are trekking for several days.This place is no less than one of the best places in the world to put on your hiking boots.

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  • Pre de bar.

    Pre de bar is a glacier you will see right as you enter Valle d'Aosta if you come by foot from Switzerland.It´s situated very nice and i think that entering italy this way is one of the most scenic hiking experiences in the world.

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  • Relaxing at Pré-Saint-Didier Thermal Spa

    After skiing at one of the Aosta valley resorts such as Champoluc, La Thuile or Courmayeur what better way to end your day than this relaxing thermal spa, which has been in existence as a tourist destination since 1834.I finally visited the Terme (as it is known in Italian) this year, and I am not sure why I waited so long. The price is very...

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  • Rafting

    Rafting it's easy...you get a boat, a guide, dress with properly clothes and you go navigate into a river:-) But there is lots of adrenaline..the river is not quiet, and so u have to "fight" with it. It's a thing that everyone can do, it's not dangerous at all: anyway the guide will explain u in a little briefing the safe rules. It's funny, and it...

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  • Skiing!

    In Chamois there are 5 paths, from medium difficulty to easy: u haven't a lot of km to ski, but it's nice because it isn't so much crowded and u can ski in the middle of the peace! if u want more info visit the web site below

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  • Hicking!

    Both in summer that in winter can be made many walks. In summer they are visible signs of the tracks, with the times necessary in order to complete the distance. U can do the same in winter, but Take care cause the snow can cover stones or hole. If u want to do high level hicking I concil you to contat a a local alpine guide ( u cna have info in...

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  • Chamois, a romantic isolated village

    Chamois is a romantic small village near Antey. In Chamois there aren't car, only motor slidge in winter or tractors in summer to provide the houses and the little hotel and restaurants there are on this small plateau.U can arrive there only with the cable way making a big jump from the valley on the rocks!Here u can see the old farmer house with...

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  • A walk in the village

    the village is very little but u can find some old house with the typical Val d'Otaine style.A lot of these houses are restaured and are holiday house now.

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  • Hiking in Val Ferret

    Up the hill to the north west of Courmayeur is the beautiful Val Ferret. This long hanging valley has a small but fast river running down the middle of it, beautiful mountains along it's sides and a number of different hamlets (with restaurants etc.) dotted along it. There is a road you can drive on, which ends just at the Swiss border, making this...

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  • Have a picnic at Lago Blu (Lac Bleu)

    As you approach Breuil-Cervinia from the south, you should stop to have a look at Lago Blu (the Blue Lake). It is not a very big lake, and can get a bit crowded on nice days, but well worth a visit. Lovely for a picnic if you can plan well enough.The reflection of the mountains in the lake is breath-taking.

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  • Castello di Fenis

    The Castle of Fenis is located in the little town of Fenis, which, as far as we could make out, consisted of 10 houses and a couple of shops (maybe we weren't looking hard enough?!). Seriously, the little castle was quite cute - small but with lots of towers and it looks exactly like a classic fairy tale castle.As it was only a short stop, we...

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  • Visit the Matterhorn (from the Italian...

    It took me the longest time to realise that Matterhorn and Cervino was actually the same mountain!! Monte Cervino is what the Italians call it, and the Matterhorn is its more "international" name. At Breuil-Cervinia, a popular ski resort, you are actually very very close to the mountain. Far closer than Zermatt would be from the Matterhorn on the...

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  • Val du Ferret

    A beautiful valley under the Alps leading towards Switzerland, starting a bit north from Cormayeur. There is a cute little river passing by right beside the road (covered by snow starting from autumn!) and you can walk by it, the water is crystal clear and there are trouts...In the valley you'll find lots of cottages to rent, cafes and restaurants...

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  • Mt.Cervino (Matterhorn)

    Probably the most famlous and the most photographed peak in the area, Matterhorn! Italian name is Cervino, and it is seen the best from the small town Breuil-Cervinia, just underneath the mountain. Mt. Cervino is devided between Italy and Switzerland, and on the Swiss side it's called Matterhorn. It's a huge rocky pyramid, always covered with...

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  • Courmayeur

    One of the wonderful Alpine towns in Valle d'Aosta, quite famous and full of people in summer and winter (November is a dead season). It's just below Mont Blanc (Monte Bianco in Italian) and it's a very picturesque place, with lovely main promenade, full of little shops (incredible for Italians, but open also on Sundays!), cafes, restaurants......

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  • Chiesa di San Stefano

    San Stefano church is one of the cutest and most charming ones in Aosta, it's very colourful and gives out a warm disposition. It's hidden in a small square, where you reach after passing through a narrow arch, and there are still old houses, village alike, with stables and all, of course nowadays there are no more animals there! :) It's the center...

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  • Old church ruins

    In the St.Lorenz church there are ruins of the ancient Roman church, they are in the basement and it's a sort of a museum. The priest who watches around is very kind and he gladly talks about it and tells interesting stories!

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  • Monumental Complex of Sant'Orso

    This is one of the many churches in Aosta, it's a part of the onumental complex Sant'Orso, together with the tower, an old tree (400 years old), and a St.Lorenzo church which was built on the ruines of a Roman church.

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  • Aosta

    The town of Aosta is the biggest town in the area, and after it the whole valley is named. It's not so big, but yet, big enough to be called a city even. :)It was founded by ancent Romans in the very beginning of the A.D. and there are many Roman ruins still in the town.The center is within the wals of the old Roman fortress, and at the very...

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  • Fénis Castle

    Fénis is the most beautiful and best preserved medieval castle in Aosta valley, it was built in middle ages, and unlike many others that were later adapted and restaurated, it kepts its original shape and structure. I visited in the late November afternoon, so the enlightment was bad for taking photos, but nonetheless, the experience was...

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  • Breuil-Cervinia

    The northernmost Italian town in the area, almost at the Swiss border, just beneath the Matterhorn. It's a VERY cute, picturesque mountain town, with wooden houses, lots of hotels, restaurants and bars, little shops, souvenir shops... There are Italian Alpine military troops and cables to great skiing resorts. The elevation is 2050m.

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  • Lago Blu (Blue Lake)

    Just before entering Breuil-Cervinia town, there is a small, lovely lake, called Lago Blu - Blue Lake. It is by the side of the road, easily accessible and impossible to miss. The view of the Matterhorn is incredibly beautiful from the lake, when it is not frozen especially. And it is frozen as soon as it gets cold in the area! ;) On my photo...

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  • Sarre Castle

    This Castle has been a Savoia family's hunting Castle for more than a century.Infact you can find a lot of pictures, cadres and testifications of Savoia in the Castle itself.The rooms are very well furnished with original furniture and in my opinion it really worth a visit.During summer time a classical music festival takes place in this Castle.

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  • Sarriod De La Tour

    This castle, located in Saint Pierre town, is built on a rock near Dora river.One of the most interesting thing of this Castle is the ceiling of one of the room entirely decorated with wooden grotesque figures.

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  • Saint Pierre Castle

    This castle seems to be a Disney castle.It's very nice, small and shaped as the fairy tale Castle.In this catle is located the Natual Sciences Museum

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  • Bard Fortress

    In the small town of Bard you can visit a massive 19th-century fortress that cascades down an entire hillside into a gorge.

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  • Fenis Castle

    Fenis Castle, one of the greatest (and most picturesque) late feudal residences in the entire alpine area was built in the 12th century. It was “acquired” and renovated during the 14th and 15th centuries by the Challant family, whom we must thank for the magnificent courtyard and frescoes of daily life, painted circa 1414.

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  • Verres Castle

    Once described as “one of the most imposing manor houses which a sovereign has ever permitted a subject to build,” Verre Castle is an astounding combination of mammoth size, severe architecture and delightful decoration. It is considered one of the greatest examples of late Gothic military architecture in all Europe.

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  • lago blu

    Muy cerca de la estacion de esqui de Breuil Cervinia y practicamente a l borde de la carretera se encuentra este precioso lago desde el cual se divisa el Cervino (Matterhorn) reflejado en el agua.

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  • Ruins of Chatel-Argent in Villeneuve

    From the main highway or smaller highway that goes between Aosta and Courmayeur (basically in the middle), there is an exit for the small town of Villeneuve. This town has a hill top with an old cemetary (still in use) and ruins of an old castle (Chatel-Argent) with it's walled fortress complex with a tower still standing ( I believe it's called...

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  • The wise man paint

    Along the walls of the "loggiato" there is a series of saggi (wise man) bearing a scroll with a motto in old French.

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  • The chapel

    In the Chapel's wall a paint showing Our Lady of Mercy, sheltering some members of the Challant family (the Castle's owner) under her mantle. above these and along the side walls, there are full length figures of the apostles and various saints.

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  • The Fenis Castle

    Construction began on Fenis Castle in 1242, but it took nearly 100 years for it to be completed. This medieval stronghold features many towers, a projecting parapet, and beautiful , notched merlons along the castle walls.This castle has a very impressive air about it-seeming nearly impregnable. It has an unusual, pentagon-shaped perimeter, and this...

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  • Gran Paradiso National Park

    One of the richest parks in terms of diversity or flora and fauna. Visitors to Val D'Aosta should definitely try to go for at least a walk on one of the many trails.

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