Aoste is ideally situated between Lyon and Grenoble-Chambéry-Annecy-Geneva.
During Gallo-Roman times, an important road passed through and it used to be a pottery making town.
Places to visit and to enjoy:
Via Rhôna cycling route
Chartreuse Nature Park and Mountains
Many castles in the Dauphiné region
GR65 Route of St James from Geneva to Le Puy en Velay, stop in St Genix sur Guiers (2 km from Villa Aosta, free pick up)
Les grottes de la Balme, caves in La Balme