Bard, Valle d'Aosta

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Bard
Comune
Comune di Bard
Commune de Bard
Bard an Hône (separatit bi the A5 motorwey) seen frae Fort Bard.
Bard an Hône (separatit bi the A5 motorwey) seen frae Fort Bard.
Coat o airms o Bard
Coat o airms
Bard is locatit in Italy
Bard
Bard
Location o Bard in Italy
Coordinates: 45°36′32.19″N 7°44′43.69″E / 45.6089417°N 7.7454694°E / 45.6089417; 7.7454694
Kintra Italy
Region Valle d'Aosta
Province nane
Frazioni Issert, Crous, Albard, Valsourdaz
Aurie
 • Total 3 km2 (1 sq mi)
Elevation 400 m (1,300 ft)
Population (2006)
 • Tot 134
 • Density 45/km2 (120/sq mi)
Demonym(s) Bardois
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Simmer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 11020
Dialin code 0125
Patron saunt Assumption o Mary
Saunt day 15 August
Wabsteid Offeecial wabsteid

Bard (pron. bar) is a toun an comune in the Valle d'Aosta region o northwastren Italy. It is pairt o the Mont-Rose Muntain Commonty[1] an haes a population o 134.[2]

Fort Bard (Italian: Forte di Bard - French: Fort de Bard) is a fortifeed complex biggit in the 19t century bi the Hoose o Savoy on a rocky prominence abuin the toun. Efter mony years o neglect, it haes been completely restored. In 2006 It reopened tae tourists as the hame for the Museum o the Alps. The fort haes airt exhibitions an aw. In the simmer, the main courtyard is uised tae host muisical an theatrical performances.

History[eedit | eedit soorce]

Bard lies athin a steep-sidit gorge athin the Valle d'Aosta.

Bard lees at the centre o a deep, narrae gorge at the heid o the Aosta glen. This strategic pynt haes been inhabitit syne the Neolithic period as airchaeologists hae foond several lairge engravit stanes aroond the aurie. It later became a major route atween Celtic Gaul an the Roman warld o the Italian peninsula.

The day the toun haes mony biggins datin back tae the 16t century. Thir include the Bishop's House an the House of the Sun Dial. The Dora Baltea is crossed bi a Medieval stane brig an aw.

Fort Bard, which protects the pass, is biggit on the steid o mony earlier fortifications. In Mey 1800, it halted an entire French airmy launching a surprise attack on Northren Italy. It eventually fell tae the diveesion o French General Joseph Chabran on 1 Juin 1800.

Geografie[eedit | eedit soorce]

Bard is locatit at the narraeest pynt o the Valle d'Aosta. At this pynt, the Dora Baltea maks a shairp turn aroond the lairge rock promontory on which Fort Bard is locatit. The steep glen sides means the veelage is full o smaw streets that are bordered wi historic stane biggins.

The climate is mild for maist o the year. The winter is cauld but generally dry.

Economy[eedit | eedit soorce]

Bard is teepical o the aurie, wi agricultur, handicraft an tourism bein the major industries.

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