Mont Blanc and Aosta Valley
At the base of the highest mountain of Europe, extends an area featured by rich biodiversity and antique culture. Mont Blanc, with its height of 4808 meters, offers unique backgrounds and a lot of fun for mountain and history lovers.
Thanks to the Mont Blanc Skyway you can reach an altitude of more than 3000 meters in the middle of glacier. Here you can visit the botanic garden and the Mont Blanc crystal exhibition, you can taste typical dishes or hit the road for high altitude excursions.
Among nature, culture and relax
Around Mont Blanc:
• Known as the Rome of the Alps, Aosta is rich for Roman remains, among which a conspicuous archaeological area stands out. Perfectly preserved are the Porta Pretoria – at the entrance to the city – and the theater where open-air shows and events are still held today.
• For those who love hiking in nature, the Gran Paradiso national park – the oldest in Italy – is an unmissable stop. In addition to the luxuriant flora, the visitor is charmed by the winding waterways and the numerous waterfalls. Close to it, you can find the real owners of the park, the chamois.
• The Pré-Saint-Didier Thermal Baths are an oasis of peace and relaxation at the foot of Mont Blanc, where you can benefit from the properties of the hot, iron-rich waters that flow into the snow.
• The Aosta Valley also boasts a highly respected culinary tradition. The queen is fontina, a cheese with a sweet flavor and soft texture that is the basis of the most famous dishes such as fondue and Valdostana meat.