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Italy in Photos

Photos of Italy taken on Walks in the Cities Towns & Villages of Italia

Welcome to Italy in Photos and discover the hidden treasures of Aosta a captivating town in the in Valle d’Aosta: – Aosta is the principal city in Valle d’Aosta, Italy’s smallest region, with a rich history and artistic heritage¹ Located in northwestern Italy, at the confluence of the Buthier and Dora Baltea rivers, it commands the Great and Little St. Bernard pass roads. Surrounded by the highest peaks in the Alps, Aosta offers outdoor experiences in nature, winter sports, and high-altitude walks. It is home to nine ski resorts and contains three of Europe’s highest peaks. Visitors can also explore historic villages, churches, castles, and attractions like Matterhorn and Parco Nazionale Gran Paradiso¹ Aosta was a stronghold of the Salassi, a Celtic tribe that was subdued by the Romans in 25 BC. Its layout reflects that of a Roman military camp, retaining the walls, two gates, and the street plan of its Roman predecessor. It also boasts a triumphal arch in honour of Augustus and remains of the theatre, the amphitheatre, and the road from Eporedia. Aosta is an enchanting place to visit at any time of year.

Via Torino is a street in Aosta which runs from Viale Giuseppe Garibaldi to Via B. Festaz. (Photo 1) –  Via Sant’Anselmo is a street in the center of Aosta, which runs from Arco di Augusto to the Piazza Emile Chanoux, several shops, restaurants and hotels. (Photos 2-14-15-16-21) – Arco di Augusto (Arch of Augustus) is a historic monument in Aosta, Italy. It was built in 25 BC to celebrate the Roman victory over the Salassi tribe. It is one of the best preserved Roman arches in the world and a symbol of the city. You can visit the arch at Arco d’Augusto Square and admire its architecture and inscriptions. You can also enjoy the view of the city and the mountains from there. (Photo 2) – Ponte di Pietra is another Roman monument in Aosta, Italy. It was built at the end of the 1st century BC over the ancient bed of the Buthier river. It is aligned with the Arco di Augusto and the Porta Praetoria, the eastern gate of the city. (Photo 3 was taken from the Ponte di Pietra) The bridge has three arches and is made of stone blocks. It is one of the oldest bridges in Italy and a testimony of the Roman engineering skills.You can visit the bridge near the Arco di Augusto and see its original structure and decorations. – Via Ponte Romano is a street in Aosta. It is named after the Ponte Romano (Roman Bridge), which is a historic bridge over the Buthier river. The bridge was part of the Roman road of the Gauls, which crossed the Aosta Valley and branched off towards the Great and Little St. Bernard passes.You can visit the bridge and see its ancient construction and carvings. You can also walk along Via Ponte Romano and explore other attractions nearby, such as the Arco di Augusto, the Porta Praetoria and the Roman Theatre. (Photos 4-5-6-7) – Via Mont Gelè is a street in Aosta which runs from Via P.te Romano to Via Pasquettaz. (Photo 8) – Via Mont Velan is a street in Aosta which runs from Via Mont Velan to Via Pasquettaz.  (Photo 9-10) – Via Pasquettaz is a street in Aosta which runs from Via Mont Gelè to Via Mont Velan. (Photo 11-12) – Via Vetreria Antica is a street in Aosta which runs from Via Pasquettaz to Piazza Arco D’Augusto. (Photo 13)

Via Sant’Orso is a street in Aosta. It is named after the Sant’Orso Church, which is one of the most important monuments of the city. The church dates back to the 10th century and has a Romanesque style with Gothic additions. It contains frescoes, sculptures and a cloister. You can walk along Via Sant’Orso and see some of the other attractions of the city, such as the Priorato di Sant’Orso, which is a former Benedictine monastery that now houses a museum and a library. (Photos 17-18-19-20) – Sant’Orso Church is a collegiate church in Aosta, Italy, dedicated to Saint Ursus of Aosta, who was a bishop and a patron saint of the city. The church is located in Sant’Orso Square, near the Roman Forum and the Cathedral. The church has a long and rich history. It was originally built in the 5th or 6th century, but it was completely rebuilt in the 9th century in a Romanesque style. Later, in the 11th century, bishop Anselm of Aosta added a basilica plan with three naves and a crypt. In the 15th century, the church was renovated again, with Gothic cross vaults, a lower roof and new frescoes. The church is famous for its artistic and architectural features, such as the wooden choir stalls carved by local craftsmen in the 15th and 16th centuries, the Romanesque portal with sculptures and reliefs depicting scenes from the Bible and the life of Saint Ursus, the cloister with medieval frescoes and columns, and the bell tower with a spire and a clock. – Via Vevey is a street in Aosta which runs from Via Torino to Viale Giorgio Carrel. (Photo 22)

Piazza Porta Pretoria is a square in Aosta, where you can find the Porta Praetoria, which is one of the Roman gates to the city. The gate was built in the 1st century BC and is still very well preserved. It has two arches for vehicles and two smaller ones for pedestrians. You can see the original stones and bricks, as well as some medieval additions. The square is also a nice place to walk around and enjoy the view of the mountains and the historic buildings. (Photos 23-24) – The Roman Theatre in Aosta is one of the most impressive monuments of the ancient city. It was built in the late 1st century BC by Augustus, the first Roman emperor12. It could seat up to 4000 spectators and hosted performances of drama, music and poetry. The theatre is located near the Porta Praetoria, the main entrance of the city walls. It has a semicircular shape and a large wall that served as a backdrop for the stage. The wall is 22 meters high and has three levels of arches and windows.

Piazza Emile Chanoux is the main square of Aosta, Italy. It is located in the central area of the city and has a rectangular shape with the long sides facing north and south. The square is named after Emile Chanoux, who was a lawyer and a politician who fought for the autonomy of the Aosta Valley. He was assassinated by the Fascists in 19441. The square is a popular place for locals and tourists to meet and relax. You can admire the Town Hall, which is a neoclassical building with a clock tower and a fountain in front of it. You can also see the statue of Emile Chanoux, which was erected in 1968 to commemorate his legacy. The square is surrounded by many shops, cafes, restaurants and hotels, where you can enjoy the local cuisine and culture.(Photos 25-26) – Viale Conseil Des Commis is a street in Aosta which runs from Via Bonifacio Festaz to Piazza Manzetti (Photo 27) – Viale Giacomo Matteotti is a street in Aosta, Italy, that runs from Piazza della Repubblica to Corso Ivrea. It is named after Giacom Vo Matteotti, who was a socialist politician and an anti-fascist leader who was killed by the Fascists in 1924.The street is a residential and commercial area, where you can find various shops, services, restaurants and hotels. (Photo 28)

Cuisine Aosta:- The cuisine of Aosta is influenced by the mountainous environment and the French and Swiss cultures. It is based on hearty and filling dishes that use local ingredients such as cheese, meat, bread, potatoes, rice, polenta and vegetables. Some of the special dishes that you can try in Aosta are:- Seupa de gri:- which is a barley soup with vegetables, potatoes, salt pork and onions. – Risotto alla valdostana:- which is a creamy rice dish with butter, cheese, ham and nutmeg. – Costoletta alla valdostana:- which is a veal chop stuffed with cheese and ham and fried in butter. – Fonduta alla valdostana:- which is a cheese fondue made with fontina cheese, milk, eggs and truffles. – Tegole:- which are thin and crispy almond cookies that resemble roof tiles.

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Photo Gallery of Walk – Via Torino to Viale Giorgio Carrel
Approximately 1.51 km – 0.94 miles

The walk starts in Via Torino – Viale Giuseppe Garibaldi – Via Sant’Anselmo – Ponte di Pietra di Aosta – Piazza Vuillermin Renato – Ponte Romano Aosta – Via Ponte Romano – Via Mont Gelè – Via Mont Velan – Via Pasquettaz – Via Vetreria Antica – Piazza Arco D’Augusto – Via Sant’Anselmo – Via Sant’Orso – Via Sant’Anselmo – Piazza Porta Pretoria –  Via Porta Pretoria – Piazza Emile Chanoux -Viale Conseil Des Commis – Giardini pubblici, Viale Conseil Des Commis – Via Tour Du Pailleron – Viale Conseil Des Commis -Viale Giorgio Carrel