CULTURE IN THE AOSTA VALLEY
Aosta Valley: land of Castles
Since ancient times the Aosta Valley was an obligatory passage towards the Alpine passes. In the Middle Ages it was easy to take land out of the inhabited centers, to rise to the rank of lords and collect tolls. Thus the first fortified settlements were established, and with the passing of time castles, towers and caskets became a distinctive element of the Aosta Valley landscape.
Museums of Aosta Valley
Different exhibition routes for as many experiences of knowledge. They acquire, study and preserve material and immaterial testimonies of the territory, its history and its people: art and archeology, science and natural history, arts and popular traditions.
The signs of the Roman era
Five centuries of Roman times have left impressive signs in Aosta Valley: the Gallie road, of which many traces remain; the Pondel aqueduct bridge; and above all Aosta, the imperial city, gateway to the Alps, whose Roman urban plan is still clearly identifiable in its main lines, in the city walls and in its most significant buildings.