Between history and nature, discovering the pearls of Aymavilles
  • Between history and nature, discovering the pearls of Aymavilles

    Tourist and cultural visits

Between history and nature, discovering the pearls of Aymavilles

Resorts: Aymavilles

Saturday 23 July 2022

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Gran Paradiso National Park turns 100 years old!

A day dedicated to discovering the typical characteristics of the places and the life that gravitated around the castle of Aymavilles, reopened to the public after years of restoration.

There will be two thematic excursions with the Park Guides (one departing in the morning and one in the afternoon) to talk about history, passing from the Roman aqueduct of Pont d’Ael, but also about life linked to agriculture, walking amongst the characteristic vineyards and villages to finally reach the castle. Here, the final destination of both hikes, in the afternoon it will be possible to visit the castle itself and listen to an interesting talk by Michele Vacchiano, a scholar of Alpine culture.
At the end of the excursion, there will be a wine and local products tasting to savour and get to know the typical features of the area through taste.

Program

Escursione giornata intera:
Ore 9.00: ritrovo con la guida e partenza da piazza Chillod
Visita guidata alla Cripta di Saint-Léger, camminata attraverso il sentiero per la Camagne fino a Pont d’Ael per la visita del ponte-acquedotto romano. Pranzo al sacco e rientro al castello dal sentiero del Ru d’Arberioz.

Escursione mezza giornata:
Ore 14.00: ritrovo con la guida e partenza da piazza Chillod
Visita guidata alla Cripta di Saint-Léger e passeggiata attraverso le antiche mulattiere rurali fino al ru d’Arberioz e rientro al castello.

Ore 16:00: breve visita guidata al Castello di Aymavilles

Ore 17.00: incontro con l’esperto di cultura alpina Michele Vacchiano

A conclusione della giornata, in collaborazione con la coop. sociale Les Aigles, degustazione di vini e prodotti locali per assaporare e conoscere Aymavilles anche attraverso il gusto.

Note - this information is not directly connected to the Cammino Balteo path but it is part of the Aosta Valley tourist offer.