Aosta Valley is a bilingual region in Italy. Aosta is the major city of the region. It is situated near the Mont Blanc Tunnel. This region is not divided into provinces. Communes carry out the administrative functions of the Valley. There are many historical places in this region. If you are planning a tour to Aosta, keep in mind to rely on car rental facility so that you travel across the valley without any hustle of public transportation.
Some of the major tourist destinations of this valley are:
Remains of Augusta Pratoria Salassorum
The town walls of the site are still in the original shape, and they are preserved in a good manner. These walls are more than 20 feet high and about 10 feet wide. The towers are also well preserved, and they take the visitors back to the Greek Civilization. Visiting this site is a great entertainment in itself.
Natural Park Mont Avic
Natural Park in Aosta is an attractive and wonderful place to visit for the tourists and the lovers of adventure. Hiking lovers must visit this place. It is full of extraordinary natural beauty. There are some inns to spend the night near the lakes, as well.
Parco Nazionale Gran Paradiso
Aosta is full of natural views and this place is a true demonstration of the beauty of nature. This beauty is polished by the long horned Ibex grazing in the locality. There is no admission fee and is completely free to enjoy nature's beauty. People normally wish to reach the top of Gran Paradise, but it depends on weather and time. It has impressive scenery and unique experience, as well. Its beauty is no less than the one we can find in central Switzerland.
Aosta is well known for the preservation of ancient remains. This site is also one of them. It is a remarkable representation of ancient architecture. Its structure is connected with the Church presenting the true picture of Roman age. The entrance to the site is free. Whenever you visit this place, never forget to go to the most interesting underground chambers. This place will surely take you back to the first century AD during a short walk.
There are some more places as well, and depends on your schedule and time limitations whether to visit them or not. The Cathedral, the Romanesque-Gothic Sant'Orso, The Saint-Benin College and the Bridge of Grand Arvou are prominent places to visit in this region.
Many car rental companies are facilitating the tourists in Aosta. Do remember to hire a car from an authorized car rental to make your trip free of any transportation problems.