OFF THE BEATEN PATH
A Fairy Tale Castle in the Aosta Valley
Italy is a country of fairy tales, magic landscapes and fabulous architecture. Though perhaps it would not be that easy to meet a real princess or a white unicorn here, it is more than easy to encounter a real castle that looks exactly like the one of your last daydream.
You don’t even have to look for it. There are simply too many not no meet at least one on your way once in a while. Sometimes it happens when you just drive in the middle of green hills of this country. This is exactly how I ended up at Castle and Parish Church of Saint Pierre near Aosta. This tiny and charming stone ensemble dating back to 1191 proudly stands on a rocky eminence dominating the village of Saint-Pierre and surrounded by snow-covered mountain peaks. Awww, just too beautiful to be true!