Nicknamed “Rome of the Alps,’ off-the-beaten-path Aosta is named after Emperor Augustus. Today its Roman past is visible in the triumphal Arch of Augustus and the defensive city walls, to which towers were added during the Middle Ages; in its Roman theater with a 20-meter high section in its façade and its oval amphitheater; and in the Roman forum with its huge underground gallery. Lift your gaze and you’ll see impressive churches – Aosta’s Duomo with its Gothic interior, the Church of Sant’ Orso and the early Christian Church of San Lorenzo. Gaze higher and be swept up in the spectacular alpine backdrop. Aosta delivers the unexpected!