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Piedmont and Valle d'Aosta Sights

Castello Fénis

  • Frazione Chez Croiset 22 Map It
  • Castle/Palace/Chateau
  • Fodor's Choice

Updated 04/24/2014

Fodor's Review

The best-preserved medieval fortress in Valle d'Aosta, this many-turreted castle was built in the mid-14th century by Aimone di Challant, a member of a prolific family related to the Savoys. The castle, which used a double ring of walls for its defense, would make a perfect setting for a fairy tale, given its pointed towers, portcullises, and spiral staircases. The 15th-century courtyard surrounded by wooden balconies is elegantly decorated with well-preserved frescoes.

Inside you can see the kitchen, with an enormous fireplace that provided central heat in winter; the armory; and the spacious, well-lighted rooms used by the lord and lady of the manor. If you have time to visit only one castle in Valle d'Aosta, this should be it.

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Sight Information

Phone:

0165-764263

Sight Details:

  • €5
  • Mar.–Oct., daily 9–7; Nov.–Dec., Wed.–Mon. 10–5; Jan.–Feb., Wed.–Mon. 10–12:30 and 1:30–5. Maximum of 25 people allowed to enter every ½ hr

Updated 04/24/2014

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