Aosta is the capital of the Aosta Valley, located approximately 600 metres above sea level, and is called the Rome of the Alps due to the vestiges of its Roman past: the most important being the Arch of Augustus, located on the road which led to the monumental Porta Praetoria. The Honorary Arch was an obvious sign of Rome's power in the 25th century a.c.
A city defined as 'sporty', due to the variety of activities available in the summer, such as trekking, cycling and mountain biking, golf, kayaking, rafting, canoeing, climbing and even summer skiing.
In winter you cannot miss real skiing: with 23 stations along approximately 800 kilometres of slopes and 10 snow parks, joined between Monetrosa Ski, La Thuile, Courmayeur, Pila, Breuil-Cervinia etc
There are many off-piste itineraries accessible by Heliski or ski lifts.
However, there are thousands of different options: the famous baths of Pre'-Saint-Didier or those of Saint-Vincet, captivating enogastronomy, adrenaline filled trips paragliding or by helicopter, romantic tours in hot air balloons and the well-known casino of Saint-Vincent make Aosta a fulfilling city.