From January to the end of August, the presences in castles and cultural sites in the Valle d’Aosta amounted to almost 475,000 units. The data was provided by the regional tourism and cultural heritage department, adding that these are “numbers that promise a continuation of the year of strong optimism given that, to date, this total is absolutely in line, if not even greater. to that obtained from global presences reached in 2019, the year of great influx before the pandemic crisis “.
The podium of the most visited castles in the summer is confirmed to be dominated by the castle of Fénis, an icon of the Aosta Valley Middle Ages (over 46,000 visitors), followed by Castel Savoia, the fairy-tale summer residence of Queen Margherita in the woods of Gressoney Saint-Jean (just under 37,000 visits) and third place for the Aymavilles Castle (over 32,000 visitors). Among the archaeological sites in Aosta, the Roman Theater of Aosta is confirmed as the protagonist (over 34,000 visitors), followed by the Forensic Cryptoporticus (over 33,000 visitors) and the early Christian church of San Lorenzo (almost 23,000 visitors).
“It is clear that the Aosta Valley is also sought after for its rich cultural heritage – reads a note – whose attractiveness is now undoubted and consolidated, capable of attracting tourists not only from the surrounding regions but also from countries more distant foreign countries. An excellent summer, therefore, which encourages and encourages in view of the next seasons as intense and full of satisfactions that see cultural heritage at the center of a lively moment of recovery in the name of responsible and sustainable tourism “.
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