A journey amidst Aosta Valley’s many castles.
The fortress of Bard was an unconquerable nineteenth century barrier fortress. It is now a European cultural centre, with museum and exhibition spaces.
An expression of the metamorphosis of Gothic to Renaissance, Issogne castle holds surprising art treasures..
Verres castle: elegant features, such as the large staircase with flying buttresses and the mullioned windows in dressed stone, are linked with the essential defence devices.
Ussel castle is an impressive single body defensive castle that seems to emerge from the rock to dominate the Dora valley and the district of Châtillon.
Gamba castle holds the regional collection of modern and contemporary art with over 1,500 works of art presented in 13 rooms of the castle..
Cly castle is one of the oldest castles of the Aosta Valley. The large defensive walls, crowned by gabled Guelph merlons, surround constructions erected between the eleventh and fourteenth centuries.
Towers and crenellated walls that evoke adventure and fairy-tale charm make Fénis castle one of Aosta Valley’s most famous.
Sarre castle, the hunting and holiday residence of the House of Savoy, tells about the life of the royal family in the Aosta Valley.
While the near Saint-Pierre castle dominate from above the hill, the castle of Sarriod de La Tour stands among orchards, on a flat area ending in a cliff over the Dora Baltea.
Introd castle with its original polygonal shape, the castle park and the surrounding buildings form an interesting architectural group.
The tall tower has a square base and is part of a lower and wider building which also has a square base. The De l’Archet tower (late 10th century) is one of Aosta Valley’s oldest towers.