Tuesday, 16 August 2016

12 reasons to visit Saint-Vincent in Valle d’Aosta, Italy

12 reasons to visit Saint-Vincent in Valle d’Aosta, Italy Aosta Valley

WHIITELIST discusses Saint-Vincent in Aosta Valley an Italian destination to consider and discover for a Summer getaway.

Halfway through the year, I usually get the travel itch and start looking for places to go to next. In actuality, if you follow me on Instagram you most probably know it happens like clockwork every Tuesday for the #TravelTuesday series, which you can see on the blog here.
It got to around June, July and I was itching to go to Italy, a country that the Mr and I are quite in love with for its diversity and beauty. I started searching along the coast and the Islands, Amalfi Coast was quickly out as it would be too busy for our liking over the August bank holiday, Capri was in, then swiftly out as the hotel I had fallen in love with didn’t accommodate children...nooo! The Italian countrysides and cities were out, as the brief was mountainous and by the water, so the likes of Tuscany, Florence, Milan and Venice were removed from the list. All that was left were the lakes and mountains! Yes! We were on the right track. Until the hotel that I wanted to book was promptly sold out in Lake Como….noooo! Then after a quick search on Design Hotels, we found a hotel in Saint-Vincent.
But “where’s Saint-Vincent?” my husband asked.
North Western Italy, not far from Lake Como I replied, and it got me thinking...
Why hadn’t I heard of Saint-Vincent before?

Here are the 12 reasons to visit Saint-Vincent in Aosta Valley, Italy.

  1. Saint-Vincent is a beautiful town in North-West Italy, the prosperous region which includes Lombardy, Piedmont and Ligurian Coast at the foot of the Mount Zerbion foothill
  2. Did I mention Saint Vincent is the most famous city in Aosta Valley?!
  3. Saint-Vincent is in the heart of the Italian Alps bordering France to the West, Switzerland to the North and Piedmont (Turin) to the South and East
  4. Saint-Vincent has views of the 4 highest peaks in Europe, Mont Blanc, The Matterhorn, Mont Rose and the Gran Paradiso
  5. Known as the ‘Alps Riviera,’ Saint-Vincent enjoys a milder microclimate, aiding in its year-round appeal
  6. Lots to eat in Saint-Vincent as it’s known for delicious cheeses Fontina (similar texture to Brie but made from cow’s milk), Toma and Valle d’Aosta Fromadzo as well as Vallée d’Aoste Jambon de Bosses, Teuteun and the typical sweet biscuits of Aosta Valley the Tegole
  7. Lots to drink in Aosta Valley, Valle d’Aosta where Saint-Vincent is situated produces some lovely red and white wines
  8. You can practise both your Italian and your French, as Aosta Valley is close to the French border the official languages are both French and Italian
  9. Lots to see be it Roman monuments, fairytale Medieval castles and Gran Paradiso National Park
  10. As well as lots to buy at the Vicolungo the Style Outlets
  11. Saint-Vincent is famous for its Casino (Europe’s largest casino), also offering some remarkable cultural events (cinema and journalism awards) and for its Congress center, the biggest in the region.
  12. You can escape the crowds, as not only is Aosta Valley the smallest region in Italy, but with a population of about 126,933 people, it is also the least populous

Have you heard of Saint-Vincent? Where are your favourite places to visit in Italy?

SAL xx



  1. Totally agree.
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  2. Replies
    1. Isn't it Taislany! I'm looking forward to being there next week.

  3. I love Italy, this looks so beautiful. I have to visit :)
    Nati xx

  4. Nati! I love Italy too! Last time we were there was in the same region staying in Portofino, then we were in Sicily...presumably not really Italy! I'll make sure to publish a post on Saint-Vincent X

  5. I absolutely love Italy, one of my favourite countries and this place looks so beautiful. Definitely adding it to my list of places to go!

    The Makeup Directory

    1. Yes, Italy is one of my favourites too! You must, but come back to the blog as I am going to be doing an update. Thank you x


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