BARD is a little village (only 135 residents!) in the south-east of Valle d’Aosta, close to Piemonte.
It is famous for its fort (Forte di Bard) which was constructed between 1830 and 1838 and surrounded by mountains. Quite romantic actually. Obviously when me and my love visited Bard we visited the fort as well. Walking all the way to the top you have amazing views over the valley. If you don’t feel like walking you can go up by using the outdoor elevators. The fort also hosts the Alps Museum. Interesting museum that describes everything about the Alps. Even for children it’s fun as they have a special “Alpine section of the boys” to encourage younger people to climbing.
The centre of this small place is real nice and worth visiting. It has a lot of shops with handmade wood carvings or delicious local specialties. Once you have visited Bard, go out to explore the surroundings as it is famous for the many castles! I will tell you more about that next time.
Tip: Hotel Ad Gallias **** – Bard
It’s a lovely hotel with Spa facilities. Try out their restaurant as it serves excellent refined food!
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