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Location address: Italia, Aosta, Aosta
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Aosta listen (French: Aoste, Arpitan: Aoûta; Latin: Augusta Prætoria Salassorum) is the principal city of Aosta Valley, a bilingual region in the Italian Alps, 110 km (68 mi) north-northwest of Turin. It is situated near the Italian entrance of the Mont Blanc Tunnel, at the confluence of the Buthier and the Dora Baltea (French: Doire baltée), and at the junction of the Great and Little St. Bernard routes. Aosta is not the capital of the province, because Aosta Valley is the only Italian region not divided into provinces. Provincial administrative functions are instead shared by the region and the communes.
Aosta is famous for its Fontina Cheese. Aosta is the central city of the Aosta Valley. Fontina cheese is often described as one of the best cheeses in all around the globe. This type of cheese is made with fresh milk and has at least 3 months of aging.