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Fenis Castle

With its turrets piercing the sky and its walls etched with medieval tales, Fenis Castle stands as a testament to the Valle d'Aosta's storied past. This quintessential fortress offers a journey back in time. Read more

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Situated in the heart of the Valle d'Aosta, Fenis Castle dates back to the 13th century. Over the centuries, it underwent several expansions, transforming into the enchanting structure we see today. The castle is renowned for its distinctive cylindrical towers, fortified walls, and a large inner courtyard adorned with a wooden balcony and frescoes. Its strategic location and design not only made it a formidable defensive structure but also a symbol of power for the Challant family, its historic owners. The meticulously preserved interiors showcase period furniture, armor, and artifacts that paint a vivid picture of medieval aristocratic life.
Fenis Castle, with its harmonious blend of history, architecture, and natural beauty, stands as a crown jewel of the Valle d'Aosta. For those seeking a window into Italy's medieval soul, this fortress offers an unrivaled experience.

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The most famous sights
What to do in Fenis Castle

The Frescoes

The castle's inner courtyard boasts frescoes depicting scenes from medieval times, reflecting the artistry and cultural influences of the period.

Cylindrical Towers

Fenis Castle's iconic towers serve as a recognizable silhouette against the Aosta Valley's backdrop, offering panoramic views from their summits.

Armory Room

A captivating display of medieval weaponry and armor, transporting visitors to the era of knights and battles.

Chapel of Saint Michael

A sacred space within the castle walls, adorned with religious artifacts and dedicated to the archangel Michael.

Wooden Drawbridge

As the main entrance to the castle, the drawbridge stands as an emblem of the castle's defensive architecture.

Lord's Bedroom

An intimate peek into the life of the castle's nobility, this room is adorned with period furniture and decor.

Historical Archives

A treasure trove of documents, manuscripts, and scrolls that shed light on the castle's history and the region's evolution.

Guided Tours

Dive deep into the castle's history, legends, and architectural marvels with expert-guided tours tailored to various interests.

Surrounding Gardens

The castle is complemented by manicured gardens that bloom in various seasons, offering a tranquil space to wander.

Events and Reenactments

Throughout the year, Fenis Castle becomes a stage for historical reenactments, medieval festivals, and cultural events, bringing its history to vibrant life.

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Within the Aosta Valley, Fort Bard is a majestic sentinel watching over the Alps. More than a fortress, this revitalized structure now stands as a beacon of cultural and historical significance, offering breathtaking vistas and immersive experiences.

Fort Bard (24.57 km)

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Mount Rigi (36.72 km)

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Zermatt - Tasch (42.76 km)

Zermatt and Täsch, two picturesque Swiss Alpine villages, are the gateway to the majestic Matterhorn. It offers not only incredible panoramas, but also abundant opportunities for outdoor activities and relaxation in the mountain spa.

Nendaz (49.01 km)

Perched amid the 4 Valleys region, Nendaz is a Swiss wonderland that promises alpine allure and an abundance of activities. From skiing and snowboarding to rejuvenating summer hikes, Nendaz embodies the essence of Swiss natural beauty and tranquility.

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