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As a famous ski resort, Aosta is well-known for its luxury hotels and wide specter of services and entertainments. The town is divided into three independent districts with each of them having its own peculiarities and advantages.
Perhaps, fontina cheese remains the most popular delicacy that tourists can try in Aosta. According to many travelers, the cheese tastes excellent. Various meat delicacies are also popular … Open
Monte-Rosa is, definitely, the most popular of them. Apart from high-quality ski slopes tourists can visit 55 restaurants, 26 bars and a night club. We should underline Caffe del Centro and Ca Nosta bars, which are famous for their refined design and thematic parties. The guests of this resort can also visit a pool, several sports centers, but driving the dogs’ gear remains, probably, the most famous entertainment. The local hippodrome has its own horse riding school where you can take first lessons and even make a ride.
Tourists, who cannot imagine themselves without shopping, may prefer La Thuille district, which is known as the center of shops and trading centers in Aosta. When you get tired of shopping, you can have rest in one of multiple cozy pizzeria or cafés. Weekends are a traditional time for parties and shows in night clubs. Courmayer district is famous not only by the best sports areas in whole town, but also by its historical sights. Here you can see Malqueen tower and an ancient chapel. The square around them is often used for various festivals and celebrations. Finally, Cervinia district differs from all other parts of the town by a huge skating-rink, which is located here. The skating-rink is surrounded by several restaurants, shops, and bars. Copyright
Local people follow many interesting traditions. Their habits and attitude to some spheres of life can look quite unusual for tourists. For example, wine is a traditional national drink in … Open
Your rest in Aosta can be very different as this place is really full of entertainments that would fit any taste. If you want to try something new after your walks in wonderful snowy mountains, add some cultural experience by visiting the Archeological Museum or more to an ancient small town named Pila, which is located in Aosta suburbs. Here are located several medieval castles, churches and other interesting sights.
Aosta Teatro Romano Among the historical symbols of the city, Florence Cathedral deserves special attention. During an archaeological research it was found that the very first prayer house in this place was built as early as the 4th century BC. In the 11th century a beautiful cathedral appeared in its place, built in the Romanesque style, however its present form was acquired only during 15th – 16th century. A visit to the cathedral is comparable with a visit to an art museum, it preserved the unique frescos of the 11th century, as well as the beautiful mosaics, which were laid out in the 12th - 14th centuries. 
Aosta is famous for its magnificent castles and old mansions. There are still many historical buildings in the territory of the city, so no wonder why so many tourists wish to explore it. … Open
A special attraction are the walls, as well as some remaining old gates. The perimeter of the fortress wall surrounding the historic district of Aosta is more than 2500 meters, fortifications perfectly preserved to our days. The most beautiful and interesting are considered the Pretoria gates, and in the western part of the wall Dekumanskie gate is located. During a stroll along the fortification walls, you can see some beautiful old towers, as well as other preserved fortifications. 
Aosta – Il teatro romano An incredibly interesting Archaeological Museum is open in Aosta; it is located close to the Duomo. A few decades ago, in this place there were active archaeological researches, during which fragments of the old city gates were found. In this area, as well as in the vicinity of Aosta, archaeologists have found hundreds of interesting artefacts, today in the museum there is a collection of ancient coins and jewellery, incredibly beautiful terracotta vases and stone works. One of the most unusual exhibits is considered to be the replica of the old city, the creation of which required work of experienced researchers. 
Aosta never ceases to attract fans of alpine skiing. Local trails are comfortable and suitable for both beginner sportsmen and experienced skiers. There are several skiing schools in the … Open
In the vicinity of the city there is a very interesting natural attraction - Saussurea Alpine Botanical Garden. It is the highest alpine botanical garden of Europe, the territory of which contains hundreds of unique plants and flowers. This park was created in 1987, originally it was created as a holiday destination for tourists. Today, the garden is visited not only curious travellers, but also by researchers from around the world. On the territory of this garden there is an incredibly beautiful alpine meadow, and the bulk of its collection consists of rare plants and flowers that are only found high in the mountains.
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Map of all castles
Survived castles around Aosta
♥   Castle 'Bramafam Castle' Aosta, 0.5 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Sarre Castle' Sarre, 5.5 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Aymavilles Castle' Aymavilles, 6.4 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Saint-Pierre Castle' Saint-Pierre, 7.4 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Sarriod de la Tour Castle' Saint-Pierre, 7.7 km from the center. On the map   Photo
Map of all parks
National and city parks around Aosta
♥   National Park 'Parco nazionale del Gran Paradiso' , 23.9 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Regional Nature Park 'Massif des Bauges' , 91.7 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   National Park 'Parco nazionale della Val Grande' , 93.7 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   World Heritage Site 'Swiss Alps Jungfrau-Aletsch' , 100.7 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Regional Nature Park 'Queyras' , 118.2 km from the center. On the map   Photo

Sights around Aosta from our guide 'Extreme places on Earth'

Swimming pool at LeCrans Hotel

From the series “Most Scary Swiiming Pools”
The terrace is equipped with sun loungers next to the pool in the summer. You can take sunbath and enjoy the mountain scenery at the same time. LeCrans positions itself as a Spa hotel. A wide range of services for wellness and self-care is available to guests here. Only natural materials were used in the decoration of the LeSpa Spa, as well as other areas of the hotel. This is wood and natural stone. This luxury hotel remains one of the best places to stay in Switzerland for those who love to connect with nature. … Read further

Niouc Bridge

From the series “Thrilling Points for Bungee Jumping”
Thanks to the fortifications built in 1996, the bridge is no longer rocked by the wind, so you can jump out of altitude in the most comfortable conditions. Niouc is the highest peak in Switzerland, making it a place of interest for the world. The price for Freifall, which takes 4 seconds, is quite high and makes more than 200 USD. It should be noted that the platform for Bunjee jumping is open only at the daytime. … Read further

Face Ski Slope

From the series “Top 13 Furious Ski Resorts and Pistes”
Today, Val d'Isere is one of the most chic and expensive ski resorts in France and is aimed at the general public. In addition to the professional slopes you can also find several green ski slopes for beginners. The resort even fits the recreation with the young children. Those who visit Val d'Isere in search of nerve kitzel should choose the best ski slopes in the upper part of the resort. These steep and zigzag-shaped descents are found as to test their own courage and professionalism. … Read further
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