Aosta (Aoste in French) is the largest city in this tiny bilingual enclave in the Italian Alps. The Cathedral Treasury Museum is right in the twon center. Don't miss the carved ivory diptych portraying the Roman Emperor Honorius (as in honorable?) dating from the early Fifth Century. For more information consult http://www.regione.vda.it/turismo/scopri/cultura/musei/tesoro_della_cattedrale_e.asp
The resort town of Les Combes (who says Italian names must end with a vowel?) is home to the Pope John Paul II Museum, a natural location given his summer voyages to this region. For more information consult http://www.regione.vda.it/turismo/scopri/cultura/musei/papa_jean_paul_ii_e.asp
The town of Donnas is proud of its Museum of Vine-Growing and Wine-Making. For more information consult http://www.regione.vda.it/turismo/scopri/cultura/musei/altri_musei_e.asp?tipo=scheda&pk=1279&nomesch=sch_Patrimonio&ts=patrimonio
Levi Reiss has authored or co-authored ten books on computers and the Internet, but to be honest, he would rather just drink fine Italian or other wine, accompanied by the right foods. He teaches classes in computers at an Ontario French-language community college. Visit his website www.travelitalytravel.com devoted to Italian travel with an accent on fine Italian wine and food. Visit his central wine website www.theworldwidewine.com with weekly reviews of $10 wine and columns devoted to various aspects of wine including wine and food, humor, trivia, organic and kosher wine and lots more.
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