Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Trip to Italy (October 2014 - Valle d'Aosta)...Roman ruins and local gourmet in Aosta

Ancient ruins of Aosta

In the afternoon, we drove further up to a city of Aosta, which once was a provincial capital district of Roman empire.

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It's an ancient city with full of ruins.

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We took a walk tour of the ruins. Aosta was once a provincial capital of Roman empire, so some of the ruins are more than 2,000 years old!

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After we checked in at a hotel where we are going to stay for the next two nights, we went to a local restaurant where they serve Aosta's regional cuisine. There are lots of Fontina d'Aosta cheese, lardo (cured pork fat), and other cheese and meat in their cuisine. Really tasty and I enjoyed everything so much.

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With Aosta's local wines and Genepy (juniper berry liqueur).