12 days in Valle d'Aosta Itinerary

12 days in Valle d'Aosta Itinerary

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Aosta
— 7 nights
Drive
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Gressoney-la-Trinite
— 4 nights
Drive to Malpensa International Airport, Fly to Malta International Airport

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Aosta

— 7 nights

Rome of the Alps

In the Aosta Valley bordering Switzerland and France, the medieval city of Aosta is famous for its prime skiing conditions and rich cultural history.
Step off the beaten path and head to Castello Sarriod de La Tour and Santuario di Notre-Dame de Guerison. Escape the urban bustle at Parco Nazionale Gran Paradiso and River Rafting & Tubing. Get out of town with these interesting Aosta side-trips: Maison Bruil (in Introd), Lillaz Waterfalls (in Cogne) and MAV - Museo dell'Artigianato Valdostano di Tradizione (in Fenis). And it doesn't end there: examine the collection at Forte di Bard, take in the spiritual surroundings of Priorato di Sant'Orso, identify plant and animal life at Centro di Falconeria Messaggeri Alati, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chiesa di San Clemente.

To see ratings, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, read Aosta trip itinerary planner.

Valletta, Malta to Aosta is an approximately 8-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Tue) to allow time to drive to Gressoney-la-Trinite.

Things to do in Aosta

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trips

Gressoney-la-Trinite

— 4 nights
Gressoney-La-Trinité is a town and comune in the Val de Gressoney, part of the Aosta Valley region of northwestern Italy.GeographyAt an elevation of above sea level, Gressoney-La-Trinité is the highest village in the Val de Gressoney, the valley of the small river Lys which is fed by the Lys glacier.HistoryThe area was settled by the Walser people from the Valais who left behind characteristic "Walser houses", or Stadel, buildings made of wood and stone sitting on short mushroom-shaped pillars. Your inner history buff will appreciate Castel Savoia and Chiesa di San Giovanni Battista. Bring the kids along to Lake Orta and Volandia Parco e Museo del Volo Malpensa. Change things up with these side-trips from Gressoney-la-Trinite: Ricetto di Candelo (in Candelo), Chiesa di San Giuseppe (in Favaro) and Santuario di Oropa (in Oropa). The adventure continues: take a peaceful walk through Falesia di Croveo, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chiesa di San Giuseppe Operaio, step into the grandiose world of La Trappa, and fly down the slopes at Cervino Breuil-Cervinia Ski Area.

To find traveler tips, maps, photos, and tourist information, use the Gressoney-la-Trinite travel route builder tool.

Traveling by car from Aosta to Gressoney-la-Trinite takes 1.5 hours. In September, daily temperatures in Gressoney-la-Trinite can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Gressoney-la-Trinite

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Valle d'Aosta travel guide

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Spas · Castles · Ski Areas
Though Valle d'Aosta is Italy's smallest region, it contains the highest peaks of the Alps, including the "roof of the old continent," Mont Blanc. This area is an outdoor adventure lover's dream vacation, with myriad climbing and hiking opportunities above the valley floor. Valle d'Aosta is known around the world for its major climbing routes, many of which have made mountaineering history. In the winter, the valley is at the heart of the Italian skiing experience with several top-notch ski resorts. Many visitors include attractions such as Roman monuments, medieval castles, and Romanesque churches on their itinerary. Since ancient times, Valle d'Aosta has been an important crossroads of the Western Alps. Today, it's linked with France and Switzerland through the Mont Blanc Tunnel and the Little and Big Saint Bernard passes.