A realm of castles and monuments, the spectacular and charming region of Valle d'Aosta offers an exciting break from your everyday lifestyle.
This region is abundant with castles and intriguing historic structures, most of which date back hundreds of years. Intrinsic manors are a prevailing element and the scenery which surrounds them is absolutely spellbinding. If you are in search of something really mystical, the Valle d'Aosta region of Italy is definitely for you.
This enchanting landscape can be explored by car and bus, however why not make it more worthwhile and experience it by foot or horseback. Wander the hillsides and view magnificent structures from miles away, before heading in for a closer look. The Savoy Castle established at the base of the Ranzola Hill adds plenty of character to the town of Belvedere and dominates the valley leading to the Lyskamm glacier. The surrounding botanical gardens are a wonderful place to take in some fresh country air, however be sure to take a glance at the Queen's quarters, which still feature many of the original tapestries and furnishings.
The Gothic castles in the Valle d'Aosta area are a true symbol of the renaissance period which seems to have been lost in favour of more modern design structures. The town of Issogne is home to a magnificent castle which features many rare artistic treasures. Many large buildings in the local area are reminiscent of the Roman period, which includes castles, abandoned fortresses and old prisons.