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Colors of Valle d’Aosta - traditions, festivals, mentality and lifestyle

Evidence of autumn Summer in Valle d'Aosta is time for interesting events and festivals, where every traveler will feel like a welcome guest. July 1 starts the Celtic Festival. Magic Night held in the archaeological area of Aosta marks the beginning of the festival. After that symbolic event the festival moves to Bosco del Peuterey. Here, exciting magic shows, musical concerts, theater performances, as well as educational exhibitions and seminars are held.
Valle d'Aosta is a wonderful land with charming scenery and rich historical heritage. Fans of excursions associate this region with impressive ancient castles and forts, churches and an … Open
Many of the national holidays of the region are devoted to the history and culture of the past centuries and Celtic Festival is a good proof of that. Among the historical events Zephyr Music Festival is notable too; it is attended by world famous artists. It is noteworthy that at the time of the festival in the so-called concert venues convert important religious sites in the region. Concerts are held in old monasteries, as well as in beautiful churches located in Valpelline and Gran San Bernardo.
Shoppers will love the Summer Fair, which is held annually in Aosta in the first half of August. Before the feast winding streets of the historic center of Aosta literally transform beyond recognition. About four hundred stalls are set, each of which represents a unique item. Local artisans take active part in the fair; they offer customers the most original crafts. Interesting sculptures made of stone and wrought iron, fine crafts of wood and an abundance of culinary delights make up the bulk of the goods. Copyright
Many travelers know the region as the location of upscale ski resorts. Despite the fact that Valle d'Aosta is the smallest region in the country, the range of entertainment options is just … Open
Summer Fair is not the only event that can attract shoppers to the region. Every year on the eve of the New Year the large-scale fair takes place in Sant'Orso; it is considered the most ambitious and interesting in the region. One of the youngest holidays is the classical music festival, which was first held in 1996. This amazing holiday embraces a variety of musical genres; there are both classical music concerts and performances by popular contemporary musicians.
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Map of all churches
Cathedrals and basilicas near Valle d’Aosta
♥   Cattedrale di S. Maria Assunta e S. Giovanni Battista, Aosta, 8.4 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Santuario-Basilica della Madonna Nera di Oropa, Sacro Monte di Oropa, 44.8 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Cattedrale di S. Maria Assunta, Ivrea, 46.1 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Cattedrale di S. Stefano, Biella, 52.4 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Basilique Notre-Dame de Valère, Sion, 55.2 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Cathédrale Notre-Dame du Glarier, Sion, 55.3 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Basilique de Saint-Maurice, Saint-Maurice, 62.7 km from the center. On the map   Photo
Map of all castles
Survived castles around Valle d’Aosta
♥   Castle 'Nus Castle' Nus, 4.9 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Bramafam Castle' Aosta, 8.4 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Cly Castle' Saint Denis, 10.5 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Sarre Castle' Sarre, 13.8 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Aymavilles Castle' Aymavilles, 14.4 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Ussel Castle' Châtillon, 15.7 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Saint-Pierre Castle' Saint-Pierre, 15.8 km from the center. On the map   Photo

Unique landmarks in Valle d’Aosta and around


From the series “The Greatest Dams in the World”
The highest settlement in the world is located in Switzerland. Many travelers know Cleuson-Dixence under the other name - Grande Dixence. The wall of the dam on the Dixence river has the height of 285 meters. The dam has always been used since 1964 and has not lost its functional characteristics over the years. The dam building took 14 years. In order to reach Cleuson-Dixence, the modern tourists now have to overcome more than 30 kilometers of a very complicated mountain chain. … Read further

Tortin Ski Slope

From the series “Top 13 Furious Ski Resorts and Pistes”
'Torin' is one of the most dangerous and treacherous ski runs in the world. It is located on the territory of the Swiss spa town of Verbier. The skiers who ski on this run in Hochwinter can not understand why Torin is considered a difficult and dangerous runway. If the ski slope is well protected, it seems to be quite comfortable. As soon as the snow melts a little, all the dangerous peculiarities become visible. … Read further

Aiguille du Midi

From the series “The World's Highest Observation Decks”
Aiguille du Midi can be called the most popular observation deck of France. It is situated on the peak of the same name in the picturesque Mont Blanc region. This multilevel viewing platform features infrastructure, so the journey to it promises to be an unforgettable adventure. To reach the site you need to overcome an impressive way on the lift and then pass the remaining part of the way by Chamonix Aiguille du Midi cable car. The latter has being operating since 1955 and is still the highest in Europe. … Read further
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The Hilton Kyoto hotel will be attractive to a wide range of guests. Leisure travelers will appreciate the close proximity to famous attractions such as Heian and Yasaka Temples, the Kyoto Imperial Palace, and the scenic Gion Historical District. In a few minutes, guests can reach the metro stations, the path to the sights of interest will not take much time. Read this


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