Aosta

(redirected from Aoste)
Also found in: Dictionary.
Related to Aoste: Aosta Valley

Aosta

(äô`stä), city (1990 pop. 36,339), capital of Valle d'Aosta region and of Aosta prov., NW Italy, near the junction of the Great and Little St. Bernard roads. Aosta is an industrial and tourist center. It has used its position at the confluence of the Buthier and Dora Baltea rivers to produce hydroelectric power. Manufactures include iron and steel, aluminum, and chemicals. Emperor Augustus there founded (c.25 B.C.) a colony called Augusta Praetoria, on the site of an older settlement. In the 11th cent. Aosta was given as a fief to Count Humbert I, the founder of the Savoy dynasty; the cadet line of the house bore the title of duke of Aosta. Roman remains in Aosta include walls and gates, a majestic triumphal arch honoring Augustus, a theater, and an amphitheater. There is also a fine cathedral (12th–19th cent.).

Aosta

a town in NW Italy, capital of Valle d'Aosta region: Roman remains. Pop.: 34 062 (2001)
References in periodicals archive ?
Lay each piece of chicken on to a slice of Aoste Air Dried ham and roll up.
In France, Luc Van Gorp will be president of the new Groupe Aoste, which will be formed by the combination of Sara Lee's Groupe Aoste and Smithfield's Groupe Jean Caby.
Try Green Beans With Aoste Hot Pepperoni Salami And Mustard Seed Dressing, followed by Corn-Fed Spago Stuffed Chicken Wrapped In Aoste Air Dried Ham.
1 billion in sales in fiscal 2005 and holds its largest positions in France, Portugal and the Benelux region, with popular European brands such as Aoste, Justin Bridou and Nobre.
Charcuterie brand Aoste is tapping into the growing snacking potential for cold speciality meats with the launch of three mini bagged products in Tesco this month.
He also became the president for the Sara Lee Foods division in Europe, where he managed the growth of leading brands like Aoste, Justin Bridou and Nobre.
Van Gorp was most recently president of the Aoste Group and before that held important positions at Imperial Meat Products, Campbell's Soup, United Distillers and Tropicana Europe.
Sara Lee's Aoste cooked meats is the only brand to score enough on ACNielsen's distribution radar to have an impact on consumer panel purchase levels.
Martin, near Aoste, Fulvio Creux holds degrees from the music academies of Turin and Milan, where he studied choral direction, composition, conducting, and band instrumentation.
These include pork, lamb and beef joints and natural turkey portions from the Bernard Matthews stable, Sara Lee's Aoste chilled sliced meat brand, and John West's 2008 chilled, sliced, smoked salmon.
Altria, Alveston Kitchens, Ancora, Andreu Gourmet, Andros SA, Aoste, Apax Partners, Apetit Paskate, Apetito, Apetito UK, Ardovries, Arena, Arena Holding, Argel, Arla, Arla Foods, Arrive, Arroyo, Artesania de Alim.