Boundary walls

Boundary walls

The boundary walls were built to defend the town in the event of an attack, but they were also a decorative element with the desire to create a monumental boundary to the urban area. The walls were built with the typical Roman technique: an external layer in travertine, an internal layer of river stones and in the middle a filling made by mortar.
On the upper part there was a walkway for the garrison. Along the boundary walls are visible the ruins of the ramparts and buttresses, in particular close to the Roman Theatre.
The boundary walls had twenty towers, which during Middle Ages became a property of some aristocratic families.

The only towers that have partially preserved their original appearance are those of the Leper and the Pailleron.
Other towers, such as Balivi Tower, Bramafam Tower and Fromage Tower, were radically transformed.

Discover here the guided tour of the Roman and Medieval town of Aosta

Discover here the guided tour of the Roman and Medieval town of Aosta