What to do in Valle d’Aosta (Aosta)
Aosta is the northern city in Italy. Aosta has two official languages: Italian and French. Valle d’Aosta is also called Vallee d’Aoste. It is an autonomous region in Italy and also the least populous region in Italy. Because of its autonomous status and less population, it can be considered one of the richest areas in Italy. It also offers the best quality products such as milks and beef as cows here eat good quality of grass.
The major attraction in Valle d’Aosta is the beautiful preserved Roman Theatre.
When we were there unfortunately the weather is not sunny, so we could not see blue sky with panoramic mountainous view. There is also a Roman amphitheatre, although we did not see it probably because there is nothing left in terms of ruins. The theatre was quite an early theatre, built in the reign of Emperor Augustus.
The ancient name of Aosta is Porta Praetoria. We can still see some of the remains of the Roman Walls.
There is also a cryptoporticus forum, probably an underground to keep trade products such as wines. It is interesting to find the word ‘crypto’ in ancient archaeology. After we do some research, the word ‘crypto’ that means ‘hidden’ or ‘underground’ probably come from Greek as we could not find the word ‘crypto’ in Latin dictionary.
There is also an Arch of the Augustus which is still standing tall in Aosta.
If you really like ancient archaeology, please do visit the Archaeological museum as you can find interesting Roman findings from the area.
The Aosta Cathedral is also beautiful. We were given a special access to see the Cathedral treasure.
The treasure from the Aosta Cathedral is very impressive.
The Cathedral also has beautiful painted ceiling.
We taste wonderful culinary in Aosta. We went to Trattoria da Manuel which has good reviews. We were not disappointed as the food is simple but fresh and the pizza is delicious.
The high street and the main square in Aosta is idyllic with breath-taking mountain views.