Cozy Mountain Towns Tucked inside Valle d’Aosta

Nestled between the French, Swiss, and Italian Alps, Valle d’Aosta has its share of ultra glamorous ski towns and resorts. The least densely populated Italian region. Val d’Aosta has no provinces, and lays claim to just two of Italy’s pretty little villages. Famous for Mont Blanc and the Matterhorn, the alpine valleys of Val d’Aosta offer stunning views that you have to see to believe.  And here are the two small Italian towns that you can’t miss on your trip to Italy’s highest region.

Bard, A Borgo Piu Belli d’Italia wedged between two mountains

With only 140 inhabitants this little mountain town hidden in the Italian alps is the perfect place to cozy up by the fire and enjoy the Christmas tradition of the bœuf de Noël (a cup of hot broth).  History lovers will appreciate a visit to the Fortress of Bard. If you’re planning a visit in the summer you can take an easy hike to Mabec or the nearby villages of Albard and Crous.

Entroubles, Pretty little Italy for cheese lovers

Getting its name from the local fields covered in straw, Entroubles is home to the first diary in all of Valle d’Aosta.  Cheese lovers will delight in tasting the local fontina.  You’ll find fontina melted on polenta or showcased in the local fondue.  Art aficionados will delight in Entroubles’ open-air museum. The museum is open 365 days a year and features over 21 works of art.  You’ll find the works of art dotted all throughout this small Italian village.

Looking to visit more of Italy’s most beautiful small Italian towns?  Click here to check out these three Italy itineraries that take you to visit small Italian towns surrounded by wine country, the Adriatic sea and Europe’s largest Roman Cisterns.

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