Aosta Old Town

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Aosta Old Town
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Marla7
Naas, Ireland758 contributions
The old centre of Aosta is very charming, elegant and well kept, dotted with Roman and medieval buildings. Surrounded by the Alps, it is really picturesque. I really recommend to spend a day here if you're in the area.
Written March 28, 2022
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MattCologne
Cologne, Germany125 contributions
Aostas old town is certainly one of these raw diamonds - very pituresque but not like a museum full of tourist shops. With its churches and Roman sites definitely worth a visit and still a small city with normal people, normal restaurants and normal prices. Wonderful and your's to discover. Don't miss the Cloister of San t'Orso!
Written October 4, 2021
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Alessandro F
Milan, Italy25,707 contributions
Solo
The old Aosta is beautiful, with Romans building , churches, Doors and classical palaces.
Many museums also can be visit.
It’s a really nice and good living city.
Written October 29, 2021
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KemikOjstra
Maribor, Slovenia1,387 contributions
Solo
Aosta is for sure, in both cultural and historical ways, the Ancient Roman capital of the Alps. Its strategic location between important roads of the Little and Great St. Bernard Pass led it to be the most important Roman Alpine military camp with a lot of towers, town gates and city walls. Many of them are good preserved, especially Porta Pretoria and surroundings. But it is not only about military, there are also some nice cultural remainders of the Roman ages, especially the Roman theatre. The Arch of Augustus before the walls is dedicated to the first Roman Emperor Augustus who defeated Salassi people in 25 BC and made Aosta the capital of Alpes Graies in 11 BC; it is also the whole name of Aosta (which also gives a name for the whole valley and the Italian region) that is adopted from his name Augustus.

For the Roman theatre, it is a fee of 7 €. The town centre is nearly car-free with pedestrian zone, surrounded with nice houses and many restaurants, town's pulse is great. On a clear day, there is a nice Alpine background which adds another dimension to the combination of the Ancient Roman and Alpine character. People are speaking both Italian and French but understand English, too, therefore it is not complicated to speak with them. If you want to feel the Medieval character of the Aosta Valley, there are nice places of castles Fénis and Saint-Pierre which are only 10-20 kilometers away from Aosta. If you want to feel the Alpine paradise, you can take the Skyway Monte Bianco cable-car in Courmayeur/Entrèves, which leads to Punta Helbronner and from that to Aiguille du Midi, or go through the Mont Blanc Tunnel to Chamonix in France. Another Alpine options are Gran Paradiso national park in Italy or going through the Great St. Bernard Pass to the Switzerland. In winter, there are many ski slopes all around. As you see, there are many things to do in the Aosta Valley and surroundings, so enjoy your time if you are going out there.
Written August 21, 2017
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Chris McGuire
Orlando, KY219 contributions
Friends
We were able to stroll through town for a couple hours and stop into shops, have gelato, and eat at a restaurant in the square. There was a band playing, children running about, and a sense of joy throughout the town. It is a great stop to get a glimpse of this town and enjoy the feel of the people here.
Written December 6, 2018
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kenr55461
Bedford, TX22 contributions
Couples
Went to Aosta with no expectations and was overwhelmed by the small, upscale shops, restaurants, and historic Roman arch and theater.
Written May 26, 2018
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plaisaeb
Chestertown, MD166 contributions
Friends
Visited with a friend...great time at the end of September...not so many tourists. Fun looking at the shops...a liquor shop in particular with a bazillion kinds of grappa. Roman ruins pretty impressive, albeit smallish.
Written October 1, 2018
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jerseyjazz
New Jersey705 contributions
Friends
The Roman ruins are awe-inspiring, and the city itself is delightful. We stopped at a bakery and ended up conversing with the owner and her husband, who owns the shop next door. Both were so genuinely friendly. That feeling permeated our visit. We especially enjoyed the museum. A suggestion on parking: Avoid the parcheggios, which are small and crowded, and park for up to 6 hours in the blue-lined spots on one of the main streets such as Via Torino near Via St. Lucat. The hourly fees are reasonable (use the parcometer) and the access is much easier.
Written August 11, 2018
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Keffmeister
168 contributions
Family
We decide to take the kids to Italy after a week of skiing in Switzerland and picked aosta at random, thankfully a great find.

An old walled city with plenty to see, parks for younger kids and more places to eat than a care to mention.

Definitely a must see. History surrounded by snowy mountains.
Written April 9, 2017
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fabiopesa
Rimini157 contributions
Family
Aosta is a tiny gem, with a real European feel to it.
Nice shopping areas, tiny independent shops, libraries and eateries.
A stroll in town is a must for anybody visiting the region.
Don't miss the local food (we liked ice-cram at Gelaty) and even more DON'T MISS the Medieval complex of Sant'Orso: a great mosaic (with a strange version of the magic SATOR square), nice frescos and one of the most beautiful cloisters I have ever seen.
Written August 29, 2015
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