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Valle d'Aosta is a small region located in the extreme north-west of Italy. Its borders are surrounded on the northern part by Switzerland, in the western side by France, in the southern and eastern part by the Piedmont Region.
In this small alpine area there are most of the highest peaks in Europe such as: Monte Rosa, the Matterhorn (Cervino in italian), Mont Blanc and Gran Paradiso. Then there are smaller but very interesting and elegant peaks such as: Grivola, Dent'Herens, Monte Emilius, Mont Avic, Testa del Ruitor and many other peaks, some of them over 3000 m reachable by hiking trails.
A multi-day trekking in this region is wonderful and suitable but it is also possible to make day trips from Milan or Turin, thanks to the fast highway that reach the first valleys at the feet of Monte Rosa.
Climate in Valle d'Aosta is fantastic, thanks to the protection that the high mountains chains offer in this region, the rainfall is lower than in other areas of the Alps. In the lower valley thanks to the mild climate all year round, excellent wines are produced and beautiful hikes can be made even in winter, while in the upper valley it is possible to reach 3000 m with wonderful excursions in a grandiose environment.
In Valle d'Aosta the typical mountain cuisine will surprise you with authentic and genuine flavors and the hospitality of the refuges is very nice.
The best way to discover this enchanting and magnificent part of the Alps is a multi-day trekking from refuge to refuge or, if you prefer comfort, stopping at a farmhouse in the center of the valley and moving around the region by car to discover some of the 14 Alpine valleys.
Here it is a summary of the Alpine valleys of Valle d'Aosta: