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Economy - The prevailing economic activities of the Aosta Valley are year round tourism, cattle-breeding, dairy products (the famous Fontina cheese), wines of controlled origin, electric power and traditional handicrafts. Summer and winter, the two main tourist seasons for guided excursions and winter sports, can count on many modem varied types of accommodation and entertainment facilities. Art - The Aosta Valley is not only mountains and nature, tradition and handicraft, it is also history and art handed down to us by an extraordinary concentration of evidence of the past: from the megalithic prehistoric monuments of Saint-Martin-de-Corléans, to the Roman remains in Aosta, at Saint-Vincent, Donnas, Pondel, and the Little and Great St. Bernard Passes; from the more than 100 mediaeval castles, towers and fortresses converted into Renaissance manor houses, to the Romanesque, Gothic and baroque churches scattered all over the region, rich in sculptures, frescoes, altars and goldwork. The spontaneous rustic architecture of rural houses made of stones and wood, the so-called "rascards" (haylofts) are noteworthy. They are the symbol of the industrious and clever character of a reserved people, endowed with a very strong personality.
In Aosta Valley you may choose your accommodation solution from: hotels, farm holiday, farmhouse, residence self-catering accommodation, b&b, rooms for rent, holiday homes, camp sites, mountain chalets and tourist villages ready to satisfy your every requirement.