Valle d’Aosta is a small mountainous region in northern Italy on the border with France and Switzerland.
Nestled among the Alps, this corner of Italy boasts some of its most famous peaks: Mont Blanc, Monte Rosa and the Matterhorn. Valle d’Aosta is the ideal destination for mountain and nature lovers. Hiking, mountain biking, skiing, snowshoeing and climbing, are only some of the activities that this place offers. Valle d’Aosta, however, is not only renowned for sports. Its numerous castles, Roman ruins, its astronomical observatory and its two spas offer viable alternatives for those who love culture and relaxation.
From the best known water version, kitesurfing, comes the winter snow version: snowkiting. In fact, you can do this sport using either skis or snowboards. Competent instructors will teach you in a beautiful location which offers wide open spaces and constant wind where you will be able to snowkite with total freedom and security.
Snowshoeing is a unique way to safely explore all the picturesque natural beauty of the snow-covered mountains of Val d’Aosta. Snowshoeing is the perfect solution for winter hikes of varying difficulty where sport, fun and relaxation come together with an irresistible charm.
The SkyWay cable car began as an international connection between Courmayeur and Chamonix. At 3500 metres, amid the eternal glaciers of Mont Blanc, you can enjoy the breathtaking scenery with a 360° view. This fantastic spectacle is possible thanks to the rotating cabins and the three stations that allow intermediate stops so that you may admire the highest mountain of the whole alpine chain – also considered to be the highest in Europe.
CASTELS AND FORTS
Valle d’Aosta is not only a land of stunning scenery, but it also has an important historical and cultural background. In fact, it is famous for the castles that dominate Valle d’Aosta’s majestic heights, such as the Forte di Bard (Bard Fortress). Maybe some people will recognize it, given that it was one of the sets of the latest film from Marvel “Avengers: Age of Utron.” However, its fame is due mainly to the fact that it has remained virtually unchanged since the time it was built and that inside its walls there is the Alps Museum and countless exhibitions and events.
As everyone knows, in the mountains one can observe the stars better than anywhere else. They are brighter and seem closer … but why not see them even brighter and larger? Daytime or nighttime observations of the sky, both with the naked eye and with telescopes at the Observatory, will allow you to take full advantage of this fantastic experience!
Immerse yourself in a thermal pool or in a hot tub with views of the Alps, surrounded by unspoilt nature and by a magical silence on either a hot sunny day or a cold winter one … After days of enjoying sports and the mountains, it is only right that you should treat yourself to some well-deserved relaxation!