Here we are today in the Aosta Valley where Christmas is magical! An unforgettable stop with its fairytale villages wrapped in a white blanket of snow.
The Aosta Valley is a mountainous region in Northwestern Italy, bordered by France and Switzerland. This small Italian region hosts on its territory the highest and impressive peaks of Europe, giving to the area a unique and charming background.
At the foot of Mont Blanc the symbols of Christmas hark back to the culture and typical values of mountain people. There is hospitality, friendship, simplicity and taste of tradition.
According to a curious legend in the Aosta Valley at the stroke of midnight on Christmas Eve all the treasures buried became visible because the devils who guarded them in that moment would lose their power. Which, however, would have regained as soon as the priest celebrating Mass had finished reading the Gospel. The children then used to hang on the balcony or the windows small boxes and baskets for gifts.
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