Pont-Saint-Martin, Aosta Valley

Pont -Saint -Martin is a town in the autonomous region of Aosta Valley.

Pont -Saint -Martin has 3994 inhabitants ( 31 December 2012) and lies at an altitude of 345 m above sea level. NN on the left side of the Dora Baltea at the entrance of Val d'Aosta. Here is also the border between the regions of Aosta Valley and Piedmont.

The city name comes from the Roman bridge Pont -Saint- Martin, the Lys river crossing and nearly 2000 years rolled all the traffic through the Aosta Valley on the. The bridge is 31 m long and 23 m high. It was used until the 19th century, then a modern bridge was built.

Today, the city is a small industrial center. The neighboring municipalities are carema (TO), Donnas and Perloz.

From 1929 to 1946, it bore the name Italianate Ponte San Martino.