The monumental complex of the Fort of Bard stands out on a rockypromontory towering over the town of Bard, in a strategic position, and the riviere Dora Baltea, in the Valle d’Aosta region. Virtually untouched since the time when it was built, it represents one of the best examples of barrier fortress from the 1800. The fort, built in the XIX centu...

To say that The Families of Man is a large group exhibition with which the Regional Archaeological Museum of Aosta offers an unprecedented overview of Italian photography over the last twenty years would be an understatement. In fact the project, conceived and realised by Electa and curated by Elio Grazioli and Walter Guadagnini, allows visitors no...

Nestled into the Alps north of Piedmont and skirting both France and Switzerland, the Valle d'Aosta is arguably Italy's most discreet region. Even so, it's popular among locals who know that it's just as enticing in the summer for outdoor activities as it is during winter for skiing. And of course, all of those activities can work up an appetite. S...

Ciao from Rome! Usually in this editorial we deal with news about We the Italians, but this time at least at the beginning of the editorial we make an exception. Also because for the first time in 142 issues, we dedicate to the same topic, in this case sport, two covers in a row. The July cover had rightly celebrated the Italian national soccer tea...

Aosta Valley is a natural archaeological-gastronomic park: mankind came here 6 or 8 thousand years ago, first adapting to collect wild herbs and fruits spontaneously grown in the natural environment. Then we had farming, breeding, the dairy chain! Let’s take a closer look at these interlinked steps visiting Ruben and Roberta’s farm in St Marcel of...

The night of San Lorenzo in Italy is approaching, for that day that falls on August 10 you can see from the earth the astronomical phenomenon of the Perseids. They are a meteor shower that the Earth goes through every year during the summer period . The meteor shower usually arrives at the end of July and lasts until mid-August with peaks of visibi...

E-bike tour in the Great St. Bernard Valley. A cycling route crossing the Via Francigena (i.e. Pilgrims Way), following the so called Salt Way. That’s history! Salt reached the whole region from the Alps along this route, it was used since ancient times to preserve meat. Salt plus breeding: this is the tradition of Aosta Valley cured meats! Our rep...

Barefooting walking, more than an activity in itself, is a lifestyle, a true philosophy based on direct contact with nature. The term barefooting comes from the word 'barefoot', meaning "without shoes". However, on reflection, it is not an invention at all, but a return to man's origins. In fact, going back hundreds of thousands of years, we can sa...

A mountain holiday has always been a symbol of tranquillity, peace, freedom and health, but with the advent of the Covid-19, an experience far from the chaos of the city is also synonymous with safety. This is, in fact, what Valle D'Aosta, Italy's smallest region located in the Northwest of the country, is able to offer. There are several features...

With more vaccines in arms and the loosening of mask mandates, outdoor entertaining is booming. If you’re planning to host a post-pandemic get-together with friends or family, adding an Italian flair is always a people-pleaser. The food TV series Le Petit Tour on MHz Choice showcases the artisanal food products and producers of Italy’s Aosta Valley...