Valle d'Aosta map - Italy
This is the smallest Italian region but one of the wealthiest. The Valdostan speak a Franco-Provençal patois and French is afforded equal rights with Italian. The mountains offer some formidable skiing options and numerous ski passes are available ( the region shares Europe’s highest mountain with France: Mt. Blanc).
PLACES TO SEE - a journey through Valle d'Aosta:
Aosta: Arco d’Augusto; the Roman Bridge; Porta Praetoria; the Roman theatre; Roman Forum;the Criptoportico: a colonnaded walkway; the Torre dei Balivi; the Torre dei Fromage; Chiesa di Sant’Orso.
Take a look to Aosta Valley: it’s full of castles, many of them Romanesque and Ghotic. Each castle is within view of the next, and messages used to be transferred along the valley by flag signals.