Aosta is a region of considerable historic importance, given it’s strategic location at the meeting point of three countries. Consequently castles and other monuments abound giving the valley a unique perspective and drawing many visitors looking for more than just a wintersports holiday. The regional capital city of Aosta actually boasts some of the finest Roman monument outside of Rome itself, and with the direct gondola link from the city to Pila makes a perfect base for those mixed groups of skiers and non skiers.
Aosta offers excellent value for money, accommodation costs are typically 20% less
than those in comparable Swiss and French resorts making it a great destination with the current exchange rates, especially considering you can still ski in France (if you stay in La Thuile) or Switzerland (if you stay in Cervinia) but pay Italian prices! Food on the mountain is also every good value, with a typical pasta costing less than 10 euros and a beer or coffee typically less than 2 euros. This being Italy, the food is superb, freshly made pastas, pizza and many regional mountain specialities including Soza, a filling dish of beef, potatoes and the famous local delicacy, Fontina Cheese.
In short the Aosta Valley
offers extensive high altitude skiing, great off-piste, easy access, cultural and historical interest and fabulous food, all at lower prices than you will find elsewhere.
For more information go to: www.aosta-valley.co.uk