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A journey amidst Aosta Valley’s many castles.

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Savoy Castle stands in Gressoney-Saint-Jean, surrounded by greenery and the colours of a rocky alpine garden. Margherita of Savoy spent her summers there.

Fortress of Bard

The fortress of Bard was an unconquerable nineteenth century barrier fortress. It is now a European cultural centre, with museum and exhibition spaces.

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An expression of the metamorphosis of Gothic to Renaissance, Issogne castle holds surprising art treasures..

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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.

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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.

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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..

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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.

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Towers and crenellated walls that evoke adventure and fairy-tale charm make Fénis castle one of Aosta Valley’s most famous.

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Sarre castle, the hunting and holiday residence of the House of Savoy, tells about the life of the royal family in the Aosta Valley.

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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.

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Introd castle with its original polygonal shape, the castle park and the surrounding buildings form an interesting architectural group.

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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.

For more information visit the Valle D’Aosta web site.