Wedding locations in Italy. Wedding venues in Aosta Valley. (Italian: Valle d'Aosta or Val d'Aosta,) is a mountainous semi-autonomous region in north-western Italy.
It is bordered by France to the west, Switzerland to the north and the region of Piedmont to the south and east.
With an area of 3,263 km2 (1,260 sq m) and a population of about 130,000, it is the smallest, least populous, and least densely populated region of Italy. It is the only Italian region which has no provinces (the province of Aosta was dissolved in 1945). Provincial administrative functions are provided by the regional government. The region is divided into 74 comuni (communes).
The Aosta Valley is an Alpine valley that with its side valleys includes the Italian slopes of Monte Bianco, Monte Rosa and the Matterhorn; its highest peak is Monte Bianco (the Mont Blanc).There are over 800km of ski runs and 160 lifts in the Aosta Valley, spread across world famous ski resorts including Courmayeur and Cervinia.
Turin, Milan and Geneva Airports are all less than 2 hours drive from the Aosta Valley.
Aosta, the regional capital and the only province of the Valley, is a city rich in history. Traces of the ancient Augusta Pretoria (the Latin name of Aosta) can easily be seen, such as the great Arch of Augustus (25 B.C.) and the remains of the Roman Theatre. For Aosta the Middle Ages were anything but dark: as an important centre of commercial traffic with France and Switzerland, the city enjoyed a long period of prosperity. It is no coincidence that the Cathedral and Cathedral Church of S. Orso, two churches of great beauty, date back to the Middle Ages.
Other medieval monuments lie at the feet of the city: the castle of Fénis and, in the vicinity of Saint-Vincent (the location of a famous casino), the castle of Issogne, whose unusually rich frescoes and architecture confirm the prosperity of that time.
The natural landscapes of the Valley are fabulous: from the imposing peaks of Mont Blanc to the fascinating harshness of Cervino (4,478 metres), from the spectacular Monte Rosa (so called due to colour assumed by its great glaciers at certain times) to the Gran Paradiso, the high mountain at the centre of the huge Natural Park of the same name (over 200,000 hectares).The holiday towns and ski resorts of the Valley are long-established and well-known, with Courmayer and Breuil-Cervinia being the most famous ones.
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