today I want to talk to you about a trip out of town that has remained in my heart: mine in Aosta for a weekend of total relaxation during the Christmas season. I don’t know about you, but I love traveling, if it were for me I would spend my life on vacation, I love discovering places I don’t know, cultures and traditions different from mine. For this reason, today I want to take you with me and let you know what to see in Valle d’Aosta in three days.
Aosta remained in my heart, before this weekend I had never visited this region nor the city of Aosta, I was very struck by the air of tranquility that reigns, the cleanliness and order that reigns among the paths of walks despite being super busy. One thing that really struck me was discovering the use of the Friendship Grolla, for those who still don’t know it is a wooden bowl with various spouts from which you drink a coffee-based drink and the Valle d’Aosta-style grappa, usually used between friends and relatives.
I love snow, but I am more typical of the sea, even if the mountain and its beauty leave us amazed. In Aosta I was able to visit the village of Bard, considered one of the 20 most beautiful villages in Italy. Walking through the only street of the village you can breathe an atmosphere of other times and as you go up you can enjoy a spectacular view.
In Aosta I could not miss the Roman theater, full of history and unique beauty. In the Christmas season made even more magical by snow and Christmas markets. I was there last year for the Immaculate Conception, so I would say perfect if you are thinking about the Christmas holidays.
It always happens to me that when I go to visit the places to walk without ever stopping to arrive then the exhausted evening, not being a great sportswoman, but happy to have discovered the wonders that every place has to offer me.
In addition to discovering never-before-seen landscapes, I also love tasting the typical local dishes of the area. The fondue certainly could not miss among the things to taste and also the very good polenta concia. I don’t mind the calories when I’m on vacation, then I have to deal with it once I get back! It would be nice to eat without getting fat, right ?!
Unfortunately my vacation lasted only 3 days, almost a hit and run, but I couldn’t not see the famous Courmayeur.
Walking in via Roma, the central street full of shops, you can breathe an authentic alpine atmosphere. The same atmosphere is also found in luxury hotels, in the historic cafes of the center and in restaurants on the slopes.
I embraced this city and the wonders it had to offer me, I didn’t really appreciate the cold (but winter has to do its :-)) and the restaurants that close the kitchen at 2.30pm and that are no exception even on holidays.
Having said that I would go back again, maybe even in the spring to be able to admire it even in other climatic conditions.
I hope you will find this article useful to see in Valle d’Aosta in three days.
Have you ever been to Valle d’Aosta? Did you like it?