The territory of the Valle d’Aosta includes all the Italian mountains over 4,000 metres and has an average altitude of 2,000 metres. It is a harsh, challenging, and sometimes hostile land, where, despite the bitter climate, the complex morphology and tough terrain have nonetheless produced excellent agricultural foods, crafts and technologies.
Through special itineraries, the project offers a view of its excellent achievements, the wine and milk production chains, respectively in the valleys around Courmayeur/Mont Blanc and Cogne/Gran Paradiso for wine and in the Valtournenche/Mount Cervino and the Gressoney Valley and Val d’Ayas/Mount Rosa for milk.
Milk and dairy products
TOWNS INVOLVED IN THE INITIATIVE
Aosta - Aosta, Ayas, Aymavilles, Bard, Brusson, Cogne, Courmayeur, Fontainemore, Gressoney-La Trinité, Gressoney-Saint Jean, La Salle, Morgex, Prè-Saint Didier, Saint Vincent,Valtournenche.
CULTURAL AND ENVIRONMENTAL ASSETS
PROTECTED AREA INCLUDED IN THE INITIATIVE
Gran Paradiso National Park
Some of the cultural assets included in the initiative
1. Aosta: Roman town (Augustus Arch, city walls and corner towers, Porta Praetoria, Theatre,
Cryptoporticus) and Medieval town (Sant’Orso Church and Cloister, Cathedral)
2. Bard: Fort
3. Châtillon: Baron Gamba Castle
4. Fénis: Castle
5. Gressoney-Saint-Jean: Castle
6. Issogne: Castle
7. Saint Pierre: Castle
8. Sarre: Castle
SPECIAL ITINERARIES FORMING PART OF THE INITIATIVE
The wine itineraries wind through the Valdigne valley, with a view of the vinification cellar at high altitude and the Pavillon station of the new and futuristic Mont Blanc SkyWay, and in the Cogne Valley with a visit to the vineyards close to the Gran Paradiso National Park and production of DOP wines. Parts of Roman and Medieval Aosta and the Regional Agricultural Institute.
The milk itineraries wind through the Valtournenche valley, with ascent up Mount Cervino and presentation of the milk and dairy production chain of the Fontina DOP and Fromadzo DOP cheeses in the valleys of Mount Rosa, the Val d’Ayas and the Lys Valley. Part of Bard Fort– Alpine Museum.
HOW TO REACH US
Distance between Aosta and the major airports:
Milan Malpensa 170 km; Turin Caselle 120 km; Geneva Cointrin 150 km
By motorway: A5 Turin - Aosta-Courmayeur
Mont Blanc Tunnel
Little St Bernard Pass
Great St Bernard Tunnel
Great St Bernard Pass (open in summertime)
NEWS AND EVENTS
To follow the activities of Expo and regions