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Aosta is the main city of charming and fertile Valle d’Aosta region on the very north of Italy. It is situated near the Mont Blanc Tunnel – the way to France under the Alps. The landscapes of the valley are stunningly beautiful – Alpine peaks, lush vineyards and gardens, picturesque ancient ruins... Car rental in Aosta provides an excellent opportunity to explore this place individually and to immerse in this magic environment. It is said that famous 19th century French writer Stendhal asserted that nowhere else in the world he was so happy and so longing for eternal life as in Valle d’Aosta. Car hire in Aosta is a very good option for those who want to spend a nice vacation at one of Valle d’Aosta’s resorts and then to drive to nearby Milan or Turin or even Geneva for a shopping tour.
In the course of history Aosta’s strategic location near the Great St.Bernard Pass through the Alps turned the city into battlefield many times. For a long time these were the lands of the Salassi – a Gaulish tribe. In 25 BC they were defeated and enslaved by the Romans and their main city was razed. At this site the Romans founded the colony of Augusta Praetoria Salassorum. Later it grew to the city of Aosta.
The staff of car rental office in Aosta will gladly advise visitors of the city on local landmarks, sightseeing, places of interest, traditions, festivals, cuisine, souvenirs. Every town has its own special “hidden treasures” – a cosy restaurant, an authentic art gallery or simply nice and beautiful corner that are situated a little way away from the beaten tracks. Car rental in Italy is an excellent way to make your own discoveries – wonderful and unique.
Still it is worth to check the list of main sights of Aosta including ancient but very well preserved town walls and towers, impressive gates Porta Praetoria built in 1 AD, the Arch of Augustus and several Roman bridges. The Middle Ages made significant contribution to the image of Aosta as well. Elegant Aosta Cathedral, Sant’Orso church, Saint-Benin College – these are the main architectural accents of the city.
Gourmands are highly recommended to taste local wine and cheese. Especially famous is Fontina cheese with nutty flavour. It has been made by Alpine farmers since the 13th century. Spa fans can take a rental car in Aosta and to drive to nearby Pre-Saint-Didier thermal spas at the foot of Mont Blanc. For those who love active life Aosta valley offers mountain climbing, rafting, skiing. Car rental in Aosta will make your visit to this friendly Italian city pleasant and memorable.