Hotels in Aosta, Italy - your base to discover the city.
Aosta HotelsAosta is the principal city of the Aosta Valley in northern Italy, a rocky green stretch of sloping vineyards, olive groves, crystal-clear streams and wild forests, which lead up to the mighty snow-capped Italian Alps. The city boasts a remarkable ancient history, with Greek and Roman ruins lining the buzzing streets. Aosta’s small size means that there is a relaxed but thriving local culture, evident in its family-run outdoor cafés, live music bars, and bustling street markets.Things to seeWake up to the silvery morning mist descending from the purple-lit Alps, sweeping across the Aosta Valley and gently lifting as the amber sun warms up the fresh rural air. Pay a visit to Aosta’s many ancient architectural sights, beginning at the arching town walls. These perfectly preserved Roman walls run throughout the city, with towering turrets periodically rising from their stony battlements. After, amble along to the Arch of Augustus, a majestic 12-metre high structure built in 25 BC to commemorate the Roman’s victory over the Salassi tribe. As the afternoon rolls on, head to Aosta Cathedral. Built in the 4th century in a Romanesque style, the cathedral boasts copper-coloured clock towers, enormous crypts and an ornate gold-washed interior. As the balmy Italian sun reaches its peak, enjoy Aosta’s bountiful natural scenery in the nearby Castello Savola Park, where exotic pink and purple flora align cool lakes.Hotels in AostaCentral Aosta hotels provide a wide range of affordable 3-star accommodation suited to all tastes. If you’re looking for a classically European hotel-vibe, with relaxed outdoor bars, fine in-house dining and reliably comfortable en-suite rooms, then stay in one of the Aosta hotel complexes. For a unique and inexpensive stay, Aosta’s independently run villa-style hotels are ideal, where large rooms and Eden-like adjoining gardens create a tranquil atmosphere. For a slice of paradise, with lavishly luxurious king-size beds and in-room service, stay in one of the 5-star hotels that speckle the surrounding valley.Where to stayStay in central Aosta and immerse yourself in the small city’s energetic local culture. On weekends, wade through the dozens of market stalls, sampling the juicy grapes, melt-in-the-mouth cheeses and delectable locally-sourced olive oil. For immediate access to Aosta’s many national parks, and the quaint old-world villages of the northern Aosta Valley, stay north of the centre, where the busy city streets begin to fade into winding rural lanes. For a romantic holiday with easy access to the centre, stay south - along the shimmering Dora Baltea River - which provides quiet streets and unbeatable views across the magical Alps.How to get to AostaThe greater Aosta Valley is well-served by 3 nearby airports - Turin, Milan and Geneva. All of these airports offer year-round flights to international locations, including London Heathrow and Gatwick. Each airport is located less than 2 hours from Aosta, with pleasantly affordable taxis and limited buses serving the city centre. Aosta also benefits from having a large, centrally located railway station, which provides regular services to northern Italy’s towns and cities - including Milan - from where you can catch trains across Europe. Once in Aosta, rent a car and have complete freedom to explore the verdant valley.