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Arco d´Augusto at Aosta

Arco d´Augusto at Aosta

trekking towards Aosta

trekking towards Aosta

View from Gignod towards Aosta

View from Gignod towards Aosta

emerald lizard on the wayside

emerald lizard on the wayside

arrival at Aosta

arrival at Aosta

Aosta

Aosta

Aosta: Emilio Chanoux plaza

Aosta: Emilio Chanoux plaza

Aosta: Porta Praetoria - roman main gate

Aosta: Porta Praetoria - roman main gate

Recreation at Aosta

Recreation at Aosta

Tour description

The first 6 km of this stage are quite flat at about 1200 m.o.s. and lead us throughout the Valley of Aosta. Close to the villages of Montjoux/Gignod, the trail starts to descend and the direction turns southwards. This opens the view overlooking Aosta, our today’s destination. Aosta is the capital both of the district named Aosta as well as the region named Valle d´Aosta.
The Romans founded Aosta approximately 25 b.Chr, its name at the time was Augusta Praetoria and its mission was to control access to the alpine passes of Minor and Grand St-Bernard. Despite various plunderings and desctructions during the following centuries, many of the original buildings like the town wall, town gates, the triumphal arch as well as the roman theatre and the amphitheatre partly survived.
Also well worth seeing is the monastery church named San Pietro ed Orso, built around 1000 a.Chr. as a basilica in early romanesque style, and renewed 500 years later in gothic style.


Note(s)

The «Via Francigena» is one of the 3 main christian pilgrimage trails of the Middle Ages, the main axis leading from Canterbury to Rome. This documentation currently covers the most frequented section from Lausanne to Rome.


Further stages

previous stage: Via Francigena: Grand-St-Bernard - Echevennoz
following stage: Via Francigena: Aosta - Châtillon


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Places along the route: Echevennoz - Montjoux - Gignod - Cré - Chez Henry - Chez Roncoz - Variney - Signayes - Aosta


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Tour history (B03711)

First published: Samstag, 2. Juli 2011

Last updated: Montag, 22. Juni 2015

Tour published by: GPS-Tracks.com powered by Outdooractive GmbH

Tour characteristics

Distance: 13.7 km | Time requirement: 4 h
Ascent: 239 m | Descent: 892 m
Highest point: 1254 m.a.s.l.

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