Aosta Valley is Italy’s smallest region. Surrounded by Europe’s high peaks, such as the Mont Blanc (4810 m), the Matterhorn (4 478 m), the Monte Rosa Massif (4 634 m) and the Gran Paradiso (4 061 m), it is made up of a central valley furrowed by the River Dora Baltea from which branch 13 side valleys hollowed out of glaciers and mountain streams. At present linked to France via the Mont Blanc tunnel and the Little St. Bernard Pass and to Switzerland via the Great St. Bernard Pass and Tunnel, since ancient times it has been an important crossroads in the Western Alps.
Coming by car
- Milan: 186 km;
- Turin: 114 km;
- Genoa: 247 km.
- Mont Blanc tunnel – from Chamonix;
- Little Saint Bernard Pass (summer only).
Great Saint Bernard tunnel – from Martigny;
- Great Saint Bernard Pass (summer only).
Coming by bus
- From Milan (Lampugnano M1);
- From Chamonix (Railway station);
- From Martigny (Railway station).
Arriving by plane
Autostrada A5 Torino-Aosta-Courmayeur;
- Milan “Malpensa”: 168 km;
- Turin “Caselle”: 121 km;
- Bergamo “Orio al Serio: 227 km.
- Geneva “Cointrin”: 151 km;