Attractions

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…
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…
Roman Site in Aosta

Roman Theatre

Going north along Via di Bailliage and down a dust track brings you to Aosta’s Roman theatre. Part of its 22m-high facade is still intact. In summer, performances are held in the better-preserved lower section.
Roman Site in Aosta

Arco di Augusto

The grand triumphal arch, Arco di Augusto has been strung with a crucifix in its centre since medieval times.
Archaeological Site in Aosta

Roman Ruins

Aosta's 2000-year-old centre is awash with Roman ruins. The grand triumphal arch, Arco di Augusto, has been strung with a crucifix in its centre since medieval times. From the arch, head east across the Buthier rive…
Roman Site in Aosta

Torre dei Fromage

Named after a family rather than a cheese, this tower is closed to the public except during temporary art exhibitions; the tourist office has a program.
Roman Site in Aosta

Roman Forum

All that remains of Aosta's Roman forum, beneath Piazza Giovanni XXIII, is a colonnaded underground walkway known as Criptoportico.
Roman Site in Aosta

Roman Bridge

Aosta's cobbled Roman bridge has been in use since the 1st century AD.
Roman Site in Aosta

Torre dei Balivi

This former 12th-century prison marks one corner of Aosta's Roman wall.