Aosta Valley is the smallest region in Italy, situated in the North West between France and Switzerland. This region is mostly mountainous, here it’s possible to find the highest peaks in the Alps: Cervino, Monte Rosa, Grand Paradiso and the highest mountain in Europe, Mont Blanc.
Here it is also possible to visit the oldest National Park in Italy, the Gran Paradiso, where ibexes, chamois and eagles living in their natural habitat, and a luxuriant Alpine vegetation can be seen.
What to do:
Aosta Valley is a winter sports paradise, visitors from all over the world come to locations as Mattherhorn, Courmayeur, Pila and Gressoney that are popular resorts. From November till April, you can have a great time skiing and snowboarding, these resort are all well equipped for every need. In summer the valleys offer countless possibilities for those who love open air activities: trekking, mountain biking, rafting all in a splendid natural landscape.
What to taste:
Aosta Valley’s cuisine is well known for its authentic flavours. You can taste some regional specialties as “carbonada”, stewed meat with wine, onions and spices, or “mocetta”, dired beef or ibex seasoned with mountain herbs. Other specialties are a large variety of cold cuts and cheese, as Fontina PDO.
Aosta Valley is also famous for its excellent wines, for example Valle d’Aosta Blanc de Morgex et de La Salle, Muscat de Chambave and Enfer d’Ariver.