Attractions

Cathedral in Aosta

Cattedrale Santa Maria Assunta

The neoclassical facade of Aosta's cathedral belies the impressive Gothic interior. Inside, the carved 15th-century walnut-wood choir stalls are particularly beautiful. Two mosaics on the floor, dating from the 12th…
Museum in Aosta

Museo Archeologico Regionale

Aosta’s little city museum does an excellent job of detailing the city’s Roman history with a scale model of Aosta’s Roman layout plus various antediluvian remains and some fascinating finds from a necropolis discov…
Gate in Aosta

Porta Praetoria

Aosta's main Roman gate.
Church in Aosta

Chiesa di Sant'Orso

This intriguing church is part of a still-operating monastery. The church dates back to the 10th century but was altered on several occasions, notably in the 15th century, when Giorgio di Challant of the ruling fami…
Roman Site in Aosta

Roman Forum

What remains of the city's Augustan forum mostly lies beneath the 'modern' piazza, although you can visit its colonnaded underground walkway (known as a criptoportico) for some moodily-lit Roman dreaming.
Roman Site in Aosta

Roman Bridge

This arched, cobbled Roman bridge, also know as the Pont de Pierre, crossed the River Buthier in the first century AD, but today it's high and dry (though still very pretty).
Roman Site in Aosta

Roman Theatre

Part of the Roman theatre's 22m-high facade is still intact. In summer, performances are held in the better-preserved lower section.
Roman Site in Aosta

Torre dei Balivi

This former 12th-century prison once formed a significant corner of Aosta's Roman wall.
Roman Site in Aosta

Arco di Augusto

This squat and rather austere triumphal arch was built in 25BC.
Roman Site in Aosta

Torre dei Fromage

This tower is closed to the public except during temporary art exhibitions; the tourist office has a program.