It is the only Italian region which has no provinces (the province of Valle d\'Aosta was dissolved).
German-speaking Walser communities were established in the Gressoney, and some communes retain their separate Walser identity.
The Aosta Valley is a mountainous autonomous region in north-western Italy.
It is bordered by France to the west, Switzerland to the north and the region of Piedmont to the south and east.
The region is divided into 74 comuni (communes).
The regional capital is Aosta.
Total area is 3,263 km2 (1,259.9 sq mi).
The Aosta Valley is an Alpine valley that with its side valleys includes the Italian slopes of Monte Bianco, Monte Rosa and the Matterhorn.
Its highest peak is Monte Bianco (the Mont Blanc).
One of the major National parks of Italy, Gran Paradiso with its nature wonders and trails is accessible from the area.
Major natural attraction in the scenic region is Monte Rosa with its excellent slopes for skiing in Aosta Valley.
November to December.
How to reach
By Plane-Italy\'s main airports for intercontinental and international arrivals are \'Leonardo da Vinci\' (Rome Fiumicino) and Malpensa (Milan); however, international flights arrive in almost all the country\'s numerous airports.
By Train- Both daytime and overnight services between Italy and the rest of Europe are known for their high quality, rapidity and excellent level of comfort.
Aosta is easily accessible from Turin and Milan by train, and is well-connected to the rest of the valley by bus.
There are no cars in Aosta, so if you arrive by car, you\'ll park outside the city and walk in.
Aosta Airport or Corrado Gex Airport is an airport serving Aosta, a city in the Aosta Valley (Valle d\'Aosta) region of Italy.
The A5 is an Italian autostrada (motorway) connecting Turin and Aosta - Monte Bianco (connecting to France through Mont Blanc Tunnel; known as \"Autostrada della Valle d\'Aosta\", Motorway of Aosta Valley).