Valle d’Aosta

Valle d’Aosta

The smallest region of Italy is located at the northwestern end of the peninsula, on the border between France and Switzerland. The Valle d’Aosta is dotted with majestic peaks, among which we find the highest peaks of the Alps like the Matterhorn, Monte Rosa, Gran Paradiso and its majesty the Mont Blanc, which with its 4810 m. has no rivals in Europe: it is the roof of the old continent.
The jewel of the region is Courmayeur, considered one of the world’s most important ski resorts and mountaineering cradle, here was the first Alpine guides school.
In the context of its imposing mountains and magnificent valleys is the first Italian National Park set up in 1922, the Gran Paradiso where animals can be observed in their natural environment: chamois, real eagles, marmots and of course ibex, a symbol of the park.
Historically, the Aosta Valley is considered as a land of contact and fusion between Italy and France, a feature that is reflected in official bilingualism and its autonomous status. The great, modern tunnels of Gran San Bernardo and above all Mont Blanc, a masterpiece of engineering entering French territory, have increased its characteristic crossroads between Italy and the rest of Europe.
Capital: Aosta.

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