The Valle d'Aosta is the smallest and least populated region of Italy.
It is located in the northwestern part of the country and its territory is completely mountainous (like Trentino Alto Adige), and it has the highest peaks of the peninsula: the Monte Bianco (4810m), Monte Rosa (4634m) and Cervino (4478m).
A small region in the heart of the Alps, the Valle d’Aosta has an important story: the town of Aosta, also known as the Rome of the Alps, still presents important ruins like the theater, the Porta Praetoria and much more.
These locations weren't inhabited only during Roman times, but also during the Middle Ages- pilgrims used to pass there, along the via Francigena, which united Rome to England.
Centuries of history left their mark in numerous castles, fortresses and churches, especially in the Feudal area, where we can see for example the Torre dei Balvi of the XII century.
The highest mountains of Europe, like the Monte Bianco, are the heart of the region: more than one fifth of it is catalogued as Reserve, in order to protect flora and fauna. The Parco Nazionale del Gran Paradiso, Parco Regionale del Mont Avic, have more than 200 glaciers, 500 rivers and 400 lakes: these are just some of the numbers that make this region a natural mountain paradise.
Donnas, Pinot Nero, Morgex, Chanbave Muscat: some of the D.O.C red and white wines coming from the region, which accompany local specialties, which can be tasted in one of the many mountain towns or in Courmayeur, one of the most famous skiing locations.