An entire millennium. That's how long the Fair of Saint Ursus has been around. Conventionally, the exhibition is presumed to have begun in the year 1000 [even though St. Ursus, an Irish-born monk, lived in the sixth century].   It is held every year on January 30 and 31 in Aosta and features the arts & crafts of the entire Aosta Valley....

by Augusto Grandi   Natural snow is still in scant supply, but the ski slopes are in excellent conditions thanks to the snowmaking system. Unlike last year, when excessively high temperatures prevented the use of snow guns, the Christmas holidays in Valle d'Aosta will be characterized by a return of skiing enthusiasts.   From Courmaye...

  WTI Magazine #81    2016 July 15Author : Italian Botanical Heritage      Translation by:   The botanical garden is located in Valnontey, in the municipality of Cogne, Valle d'Aosta, in the heart of the Gran Paradiso National Park, at 1700 meters above sea level, an area of about 10,000 square meters. Founded in 1955 at the behest of the Gran P...

  WTI Magazine #77    2016 March 18Author : italia.it      Translation by:   The peaks of Italy are absolutely a must-destination for mountain enthusiasts. Among the many and marvelous places in Valle d'Aosta, Courmayeur is one of the most important ski hubs in the country. Nestled in a beautiful natural basin that lies thousands of feet above s...

  WTI Magazine #85    2016 November 21Author : italia.it      Translation by:   Charming, spectacular Aosta Valley is a region with a lot to offer its visitors. We'll show you a route created ad hoc, that combines nature, sports and culture: A tour of the fantastic castles of Aosta Valley. In addition to being well-known for its mountains, this...