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Donnas (Italy)
Country Italy
region Aosta Valley
Coordinates 45 ° 36 ′  N , 7 ° 46 ′  E Coordinates: 45 ° 36 ′ 0 ″  N , 7 ° 46 ′ 0 ″  E
height 322  m slm
surface 34 km²
Residents 2,460 (Dec. 31, 2019)
Population density 72 inhabitants / km²
Post Code 11020
prefix 0125
ISTAT number 007023
Popular name Donnassins
Patron saint Simon Peter

Donnas is an Italian commune in the Autonomous Region of Aosta Valley with 2460 inhabitants (as of December 31, 2019).



The community lies on the left bank of the Dora Baltea and consists of the districts of Clapey, Montey, Vert and Pramotton.

The neighboring towns are: Arnad , Bard , Carema ( TO ), Hône , Perloz , Pont-Saint-Martin , Pontboset , Quincinetto ( TO ), Trausella ( TO ) and Traversella ( TO ).


During the time of fascism , the place had the Italianized name Dònas .


The place belongs to the Aosta Valley wine-growing region. The DOC red wine is mainly made from Nebbiolo grapes .


Roman road fragment near Donnas (Aosta)

At the northern exit of the village, the national road leads past a listed fragment of a Roman trade route . It is about 220 m long and was carved out of the rock at the time of its formation. Old wagon tracks are clearly visible in the rocky ground of this road . Furthermore, an old rock arch spans this road and to the side there is a column with Roman numerals inscription (XXXVI, the distance between Donnas and Aosta), which is connected to the rock wall. This site is particularly worth seeing because large quantities of the hard rock were cut straight and straight with simple tools and such localities are generally only rarely preserved.

The ancient traffic moved from the south over this preserved part of the road to Augusta Praetoria Salassorum ( Aosta ) over the Alpine passes of the Great and Little St. Bernard and in the opposite direction. This road also includes the well-preserved Roman bridge in Pont-Saint-Martin , a town a few kilometers to the south, and two bridge fragments to the north of Donnas, near Saint-Vincent and Châtillon .

Individual evidence

  1. Statistiche demografiche ISTAT. Monthly population statistics of the Istituto Nazionale di Statistica , as of December 31 of 2019.
  2. a b c The ancient road to Gaul and its arch
  3. a b Walter Pippke, Ida Leinberger: Piedmont and the Aosta Valley. DuMont art travel guide, Ostfildern, 3rd edition, 2005

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