DISCOVER THE CITY
An ancient history
Founded in 25 BC by the Romans, in order to control the Piccolo and Gran San Bernardo passes, natural geographical boundaries of considerable importance for accessing the Gaul, today the city of Aosta, capital of the Valle D’Aosta Region, is a town rich of history, located in the plain bounded naturally to the north by the slope of the Grand Combin mountain, to the east by the course of the Buthier and to the south by that of the Dora Baltea.
The city contains many important and evocative evidences of different historical periods starting from the megalithic area of Saint Martin de Corléans (important site of archaeological studies), to continue to the Roman era (Arch of Augustus, Praetoriana gate, amphitheater and theater, Forensic cryptoporticus, city walls), to reach the medieval period (collegiate church of Sant’Orso and Cathedral of Santa Maria Assunta).
A quiet tourist destination
Aosta is known as a renowned and peaceful winter and summer tourist destination, from which it is possible to reach the various valleys of the Aosta Valley and the nearby France and Switzerland. It is also the ideal place to discover local traditions and the Aosta Valley food and wine.
The Sant'Orso fair
Every year, on 30 and 31 January, the millennial Sant’Orso Fair is celebrated. The Aosta Valley artisans exhibit their works in wood, soapstone, wrought iron, lace and woolen fabrics related to objects in the historic center. for everyday use, agricultural tools, furniture, sculptures.