It is the most mountainous region of Italy, entirely surrounded by the best known, splendid peaks of the Alps: the Monte Bianco, the Matterhorn, the Monte Rosa and the Gran Paradiso.
The latter is at the center of a magnificent National Park, populated by beautiful specimens of ibex, chamois and eagle. Numerous glaciers feed a rich web of streams.
The small Alpine lakes, little jewels set in majestic mountain landscapes, are numerous.
Aosta is the capital of the region, which is ruled by a special statute, where the Italian and the French languages are officially recognized.
The Matterhorn, the Monte Rosa, the Monte Bianco, which can be reached by the loftiest cableway in Europe; the beautiful National Park of Gran Paradiso; in winter, the numerous ski resorts.
There are the typical villages with the quaint local houses (rascards).
St. Vincent and its Casino offers a wide range of entertainment.
Typical mountain climate with cold winters and fresh summers.
Normally raining in spring and autumn. Ski season: from December to early March.