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Park Saumont

WHERE: in the Saumont area, to the north-east of the city along the Buthier.

DESCRIPTION: the park, an area of ??over sixteen thousand square meters, is characterized by several features:

 

  • recreation and sport: through the use of various walking and cycling routes, as well as a play area for children and young people;
  • recreation: tied to the whole environment created by the park and the possibility to use existing natural areas;
  • educational and cultural, as some natural and botanical components of the park can be used for educational purposes, and in an organized way (groups, schools, etc.). Both with free use;
cognitive: acquisition, while visiting the area, of information and stimulations related to botany, ecology (there are also, in the park, three artificial lakes), and traditional culture.

 

Parc Fontaine Saint-Ours

WHERE: in the Busseyaz area.

 

DESCRIPTION: The park (6,460 square meters) consists of several parts designed and planned to achieve a green composite structure. A nice pedestrian path runs inside and allows a visit that ranges from the south-west, with a view on the city of Aosta, the central zone characterized by the small pond with the nearby stone fountain, ending at the north-east where there is the presence of Busseyaz chapel, built as early as 1649. The park owes its name to the homonymous source, mentioned since 1299, to which the legend ascribes a miraculous origin: Sant’Orso would arise, in time of drought, the water from a rock, touching it with his "bourdon" (drone). The water still wells up today.

 

 

Entrebin Arboretum

WHERE: in the Entrebin area, just south of Excenex. 

DESCRIPTION: a series of interventions have restored the proper growth of the plants, given the density of the original wooded complex, allowing the visitor to appreciate more than two hundred species of plants, indigenous and with exotic hardwoods such as ash, elm, maple, oak, walnut, chestnut, poplar, birch, elder, cherry and locust trees, and conifers such as pines, blacks pine, larch, spruce, douglas fir and thuja. The visit to the arboretum (with more than thirty thousand square meters) is possible also in the evenings, thanks to it being lit, and there is a sign that helps visitors navigate the wide area.

 

Tzatelet Natural Reserve

WHERE: In the area of Serod, along the road to Porossan (in the direction of Saint-Christophe).

 

DESCRIPTION: The reserve, which was established in 1993 and has an area of ??140,000 square meters, has several reasons of geomorphological and archaeological interest. The morphology is of glacial origin in fact, due to the action of glaciers that up to 10,000 years ago interested the area, and it is worth noting the presence of a settlement from the late Neolithic period (around 3000 BC is assumed), placed on top of the hill, and its necropolis. The area, also known as "Quota BP" (from the initials of Robert Baden-Powell, founder of Scouting), includes: a multipurpose sports field (and for traditional sports), a play area for children, bathrooms, changing rooms and parking.

 

 

Grand Eyvia Park

WHERE: between the Grand Eyvia and Evançon streets, in Aosta.

 

DESCRIPTION: The area (??6,000 square meters) is designed to meet the needs of different age groups of users. It features: a playground with a castle, a futsal and basketball field, a space for ping-pong table, two zones for the classic "game of the week" and a turf of about 4,000 square meters. Finally, the park has a chalet with restrooms, a fountain for drinking water, a car park and a toilet for dogs. The lighting system allows the use of the park in the evenings.

 

Public Gardens

WHERE: in Conseil des Commis avenue, between Chanoux square and the railway station.

 

DESCRIPTION: born at the end of the 19th century, they are characterized by a tree heritage that consists of more than sixty plant species ranging from horse chestnut, cedar, through the maple and white poplar. From the architectural point of view, the gardens are distinguished by the presence in them of various monuments of historical importance, such as the statues in memory of Vittorio Emanuele II, Umberto I, Dr. Laurent Cerise (between the most distinguished doctors of the nineteenth century) and of the Roman emperors Augustus and Caesar. On the south side of the gardens it’s then possible to see a part of the Roman city walls, along with the Tour du Pailleron, one of the few preserved in the system of delimitation of Augusta Praetoria.

 

Gardens for children

WHERE: in the Festaz, Antica Zecca, Vuillerminaz, XXVI Febbraio, and Valli Valdostane street, Saint Martin de Corléans avenue, Signayes, Excenex, Grand Tournalin street e Lancieri avenue (Abbé Henry park).

DESCRIPTION: owned by Autonomous Region of Valle d'Aosta, they are equipped with play structures for the game of children of various age groups.


 

 

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