The Aosta valleys sits beneath the most mountainous region of Italy, entirely surrounded by the famous Alpine peaks of the Monte Bianco, the Matterhorn, the Monte Rosa and the Gran Paradiso. The latter is at the centre of a magnificent National Park, populated by beautiful specimens of ibex, chamois and eagles.
Numerous glaciers feed a rich funnel of streams, which gather in the valleys below and flow into the basin of the Dora Baltea. The impressive Alpine character of this region can be seen in the pine forests, rising to high altitudes, where they open out to large pasturelands. The small Alpine lakes are like little gems set in the majestic mountain landscapes, they are so numerous. The Monte Bianco and the Gran San Bernardo tunnels made passage to these areas possible with the vehicles of today.
Aosta is the capital of the region, which is ruled by a special statute, where the Italian and the French languages are officially recognized. Aosta itself has a rich Roman history and a Romanesque Cathedral which dates back to the 11th century. The Aosta valley also has some well preserved examples of fortified castles some of which are local history museums.
During the winter the Matterhorn and Monta Rosa can be reached by a very lofty cableway. The Gran Paradiso National Park and winter ski resorts of are not far away for those that want to indulge in activities.
If you are searching for holiday rental accommodation in the Aosta Valley, relax. the Aosta Valley is well developed for tourism and there is an extensive choice of holiday rental accommodation including ski chalets, studios, apartments, villas, duplexes, townhouses, farmhouses and even mansions, to provide you with perfect holiday accommodation facilities. Find a suitable holiday home in the Aosta Valley and book direct with the owner. If you prefer self catering accommodation there are plenty of choices, otherwise you can choose from Italian bed and breakfast or hotel accommodation.