Torre dei Balivi


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

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1. Teatro Romano

0.09 MILES

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

2. Torre dei Fromage

0.15 MILES

Next to the Porta Praetoria, this imposing tower is named not for the love of French cheese (fromage) but rather after the last descendent of the medieval…

5. Chiesa di Sant'Orso

0.17 MILES

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…

6. Cattedrale Santa Maria Assunta

0.25 MILES

The neoclassical facade of Aosta's cathedral belies the impressive Gothic interior. Inside, the carved 15th-century walnut-wood choir stalls are…

7. Criptoportico Forense

0.27 MILES

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…

8. Arco di Augusto


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