Welcome to our selection of holiday homes to rent in Nus, Italy.
Located in the Italian Alps, the region of Nus is part of the popular skiing area in the Valle d'Aosta. Whether you are visiting in the winter for the excellent winter sports facilities or in the summer to walk, cycle and even climb through these impressive surroundings, the natural scenery is undoubtedly the main tourist attraction. The town of Nus itself is a picturesque and typically Alpine community, with historic buildings and a delicious local wine celebrated each year in the “Festival du Vien de Nus” held in May.
The old quarter of Nus is a pretty and charming area, home to medieval buildings with the traditional lattice windows and a ruined 12th century fortress, named the Pilato Castle in reference to the legend that Pontius Pilate was exiled to this region. Some of the original towers remain and are open to visitors.
On the outskirts of Nus, within a short walking distance, is the ancient site of Castelliere, which is thought to be the remains of an Etruscan temple, while the 14th century Nus Castle stands on a rocky promontory overlooking the town on the way to the popular village of Saint-Barthelemy.
The small village of Saint-Barthelemy is one of the most visited parts of the Nus region, thanks mainly to the world-renowned Astronomical Observatory of the Valle d‘Aosta Autonomous Region. Although used for important projects by astronomers from all over the world, parts of the building are also open to visitors.
The Planetarium is used for screening films about astronomy, as well as displaying an impressively realistic map of the night sky. One of the busiest hiking routes starts at Saint-Barthelemy, heading into the pass between the Valpelline and Valtournenche mountains. The trail is quite steep to begin with, but actually levels out the higher you go, allowing hikers to enjoy the breathtaking view as it opens up.
In the summer, places like Nus and Saint-Barthelemy are full of serious mountaineers as many of the peaks in this area are perfect for climbing, while in the winter cross-country skiing is a great way to travel between these steep and jagged peaks. The climb to the 2,700 metre Col Chaleby combines the sports of climbing and cross-country skiing and is a great challenge for those who are physically fit and have some experience of both.
Looking for self catering holiday accommodation in Nus? Then below is a selection of Apartments in Nus and villas in Nus that can be rented direct from their owners. You can either click on each listing for further details or you can use our search engine on the left if you are looking for something in particular.