Bed and breakfasts in the region of Aosta Valley
The Aosta Valley is the smallest region in Italy and also the least populated. Situated in North-West Italy the region is bordered by France to the West, Switzerland to the North and the region of Piedmont to the South and the East. The region is encircled by Mont Blanc, Mount Cervino, Mount Rosa and the Gran Paradiso mountain group, which are four of the highest peaks not only in Italy but also in Europe. The region is mountainous and its southern part includes the Gran Paradiso National Park, created in the early 20th century to protect endangered species of flora and fauna (rock goats, chamoises, ermines). The local economy is based on agriculture, rearing cattle and tourism. The largest city in the region is Aosta, an ancient Roman city with important monuments like the triumphal arch in honor of Augustus, the Theater and Roman Amphitheater, the Cathedral, and the collegiate church of St. Ursus. Typical dishes from the region include Valpellitze soup (soup made with cabbage, bread and vegetable stock), “camoscio in salmì” (game stew in a rich sauce), and ribs a la Valdostana, fried with cheese and eggs.