Aosta


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Aosta

(Italian aˈɔsta)
n
(Placename) a town in NW Italy, capital of Valle d'Aosta region: Roman remains. Pop: 34 062 (2001)
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At some very remote period the Valley of Aosta was occupied by a vast glacier, which flowed down its entire length from Mont Blanc to the plain of Piedmont, remained stationary, or nearly so, at its mouth for many centuries, and deposited there enormous masses of debris.
At the mouth of the Valley of Aosta, the thickness of the glacier must have been at least TWO THOUSAND feet, and its width, at that part, FIVE MILES AND A QUARTER.
2006, once the award of security service at the buildings of the Regional Directorate Aosta INPS.
And yet, for all nature's magnifi-cence in the Aosta Valley, in the Western Alps, there is only one thought in my head: "I really, really want another hot chocolate.
An avid and experienced outdoor sportsman, he was climbing with friends in Aosta, Northern Italy, when an avalanche occurred.
A statement issued to the media from his family co rmed Mr Casey had been killed when he was swept away by the avalanche while climbing with a group of friends in the Aosta region.
Every year, the German-born Pontiff goes on a summer break in a chalet at Les Combes near Aosta in the Italian Alps - a tradition begun by his predecessor Pope John Paul II.
In the Italian Alps, a guide found the body of a British man and a man from the Netherlands on the Monte Rosa peak in the Aosta region, at an altitude of 13,000 feet.
The tragedy happened on Mount Rosa, close to the city of Aosta in northern Italy - an area that has been hit by unusual weather in recent days.
The names given to some of the individual rooms are highly significant: 'Two great patrons in Aosta and Sion', 'Woodcarvers on the Alpine routes'; 'The Western Alps and Flanders'; 'Over the Mountain Passes: painters and sculptors on two sides of the Alps' and the 'Val d'Aosta in the fifteenth century'; 'The southern border: Liguria and the Maritime Alps' point to the impossibility of understanding this region in the 19th- and 20th-century terms of a nation-state.
Italy's Air Vallee, based in Aosta, has joined the UATP network as a new merchant airline.
POPULAR: Father-of-two James Ryan, 37, died while skiing off-piste the Aosta region of Italy with friends on Sunday