Close your eyes and think about a mountain path
that goes through a luxuriant vegetation, some picturesque villages and some corners rich in history and traditions.
Be seduced by the atmospheres of a time that passes slowly and peacefully and brings back memories and witness. Listen to the sound of silence that surrounds, charms and accompanies you in this new adventure. Now open your eyes: no, it’s not a dream, everything is true, in the Aosta Valley there are two paths that allow you to feel these emotions!
The first one is the historical Via Francigena, a path that bewitches from the IX century and that is covered every year by hundreds of pilgrims. This route links the English city of Canterbury to Rome and was described for the first time by Sigeric, the archbishop of Canterbury, while coming back to England.
In the Aosta Valley there are five stages linked to the Via Francigena: from the Great Saint Bernard pass, a mystic place that marks the entrance to Italy, the path continues to Aosta and then to Châtillon, Verrès and Pont-Saint-Martin. Along the route one can see unbelievable sceneries embellished by castles, towns and unspoilt nature.
Along this route you can stop in some structures to have a reinvigorating break and discover some of the best corners of our region at your own pace: click here to discover the list of the accommodation ‘friends of the Via Francigena’!