Encompassing some of the most spectacular mountain sceneries in the entire world, delicious cuisines and a history that dates back to Roman times, Val d’Aosta should definitely be on your list when visiting Italy. Located on the very north-western corner of the peninsula and bordered by France and Switzerland, Val d’Aosta is the smallest of all Italian regions. Yet it is the one that comprises some of the most prominent and famous mountains: Mont Blanc, Matterhorn, Monterosa and Gran Paradiso.
Home to world-class skiing during the winter. In summer the mountains of Val d’Aosta become a paradise for hiking, biking and for trekking lovers to enjoy incredible and unforgettable experiences. In only two hours from Milan you can find places of exceptional beauty, immersed in silence, stare at majestic peaks and admire the extraordinary architecture of small mountain villages. The neverending network of trails and the presence of well-maintained mountain huts allow trekkers to walk for days along high altitude routes.
Of particular interest and rare beauty are some of the less famous areas, such as the Mont Avic Natural Park and the Mont Mars Natural Reserve. Protected areas spotted with pristine lakes of crystal-clear water where mountains are reflected. While walking through serene forests, alpine meadows and moorlands, you can learn about the local endemism and enjoy extremely picturesque landscapes home to many forms of alpine wildlife. In short, the Aosta Valley has it all!