Rich of history and nature, the Aosta Valley is the smallest Italian region, with a whole mountain territory
Boarders and mountains
Located in the North-West of Italy it confines with Switzerland and France. It is surrounded by the higher four mountains of Italy: Monte Bianco (4810.02 mt) higher mountain in Europe, Cervino (4478 mt), Monte Rosa (4637 mt), Gran Paradiso (4061 mt). Glaciers
The whole territory is been shaped by glaciers that craved the central and side valleys. The remained glaciers, even if very extended, are situated just in the higher mountain tops.
Safeguard of nature
Gran Paradiso National Park, the most ancient of Italy, founded in 1922, is born to safeguard is characterising animal: the ibex. . It covers around 71 000 ha of mountain territory and it preserves the flora, fauna and particular geological formations, in other words to preserve the beauty of the ecosystem.
On its territory there are countless natural beauties to discover: waterfalls, lakes, hills and mountains. Woods inhabited by stags, deer and in altitude ibexes, suedes, groundhogs, eagles and bearded vultures.
What to do in Aosta Valley
Nature and mountain: a region to live, for sport and relax. You can enjoy a simple walk into the woods or an alpine trip on the mountains.
Ground and air
There are excellent routes for downhill (Pila welcome the world cup), an unbelievable number of climbing walls and many vie ferrate. You can fly with the paragliding or the balloon. Mountaineering is the best-known activity. Moreover, there is the Tor des Geants, a very famous competition of endurance.
The Aosta Valley is covered in white and it is perfect for every winter sport as well as the ideal background for Christmas and New Year’s Eve.