Saint-Christophe

Just 3 kilometres from Aosta, located on a large, hillside on the left, mountain slope of the Dora. It is 619 metres above sea level, set among orchards and vineyards and enjoys an exceptionally sunny position all year round.
It is a village of Roman origin, preserving numerous, interesting archaeological sites.
The parish church of Saint-Christophe has a high Romanesque bell-tower topped with a pyramid-shaped spire and a mullioned window. Inside, it hosts a precious, triumphal crucifix from the fifteenth century, which is one of the most important works of art in the entire Valdostane heritage.
There are two castles in the municipality: Passerin d’Entrèves and Duca degli Abruzzi. The first, surrounded by a vast park, has been extended and transformed into a noble residence. Of its ancient military appearance only the side and corner towers remain. The castle, still home to the Passerin d’Entrèves counts, preserves a vast art collection. The second is the headquarters of the Alpine Military School.
Located in a privileged position in relation to Aosta, it is favoured for economic reasons by plenty of businesses in the area due to its vicinity to the state road. The economy of the area, however, relies on livestock and agriculture.
The Corrado Gex regional airport is located in Saint-Christophe, running alongside the Quart municipality. It offers commercial flights, as well as training in hang gliding and flying planes.
The Croix Noire district is home to the stadium built specifically to host the “Bataille de Reines” battles that take place on the second last Sunday of October.
The “Bataille” are centuries old, Valdostane mountain classics and are: completely bloodless battles that take place between spotted breed, pregnant Valdostane cattle divided into three weight categories. The eliminating rounds take place in different areas, taking in the entire valley, starting in spring. The Valdostane ironically call the stadium the “vaccodromo (cow arena)”, but it is in fact a building used to hold a hugely popular event that attracts large crowds, not just locals, but also tourists and nearby Valais and Savoyard breeders, connoisseurs and cultivators of this tradition.

 
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