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Castello di Fenis, Fenis

#2 of 60 in Historic Sites in Valle d'Aosta
Castle · Tourist Spot
At the top of a grassy knoll, Castello di Fenis features limestone watchtowers that rise high above the countryside. An opulent residence for the Challant family in medieval times, the pentagonal castle is now a museum run by the Aosta Valley autonomous region. Once inside the double boundary wall, you'll enter the ground floor to see the kitchen, woodshed, rainwater storage tank, and a display of medieval weaponry. Climb the stairs to the first floor to explore the lords' rooms and the chapel, where you'll find Giacomo Jacquerio's majestic frescoes. Guided tours are only in Italian, but informative pamphlets are available in other languages. Before you visit Fenis, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.
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  • We enjoyed a guided tour of the castle. The guide was able to keep the attention of the group and gave interesting highlights. The structure is super well preserved, in particular frescos are...  more »
  • We really enjoyed our guided tour of this castle. The rooms are still enclosed so you can imagine what it was like to actually live here 100s of years ago. Be sure and check the times of the English....  more »
  • Visiting this castle it is like going back in time to the middle ages. The castle is original while the furniture has been added recently since the original one has been lost during the time in which the castle was used as a cattle stable. Guided visits only. The guides are very competent.
  • A beautiful little fortress/castle. Really good medieval feel. Beautiful setting.

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