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Castello di Fenis

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The prettiest castle in the Valle d’Aosta

Although it’s not easy to get to with public transport, as the buses are very infrequent and often... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Alfred W
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Milan, Italy
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Worth a wander

The castle is magnificent to look at and is clearly well maintained. To enter the castle, you need... read more

Reviewed 21 February 2018
RobynYSDobson
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Antibes, France
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Among the most famous of the castles in the Aosta Valley, Fenis strikes visitors with its triumph of towers and crenellated walls. The castle sits on flat ground, which is unusual; Aimone de Challant improved it by building an impressive defensive...more
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Although it’s not easy to get to with public transport, as the buses are very infrequent and often delays, this castle is a must go if you are visiting the Valle d’Aosta region. The castle is built in late medieval-renaissance style and well maintained thanks...More

Thank Alfred W
Reviewed 10 June 2018 via mobile

The castle is beautiful and well worth a visit but the welcome from the organisation managing it is really disappointing. You're only allowed to enter on a tour (so far, so good), however tours are only in Italian. It's not fair to expect them to...More

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Reviewed 21 February 2018

The castle is magnificent to look at and is clearly well maintained. To enter the castle, you need to purchase a guided tour (only 7euros) however these run on the hour every hour - so if you miss a slot, you'd be waiting a while...More

Thank RobynYSDobson
Reviewed 6 September 2017 via mobile

We didn't go in the castle because the tour is only in Italian and there was a 1 hour wait but just walking around the castle and the near by flower gardens was magnificent and worth coming. The castle is very impressive on the outside.

Thank Gilad S
Reviewed 15 August 2017

This castle is surely very nice outside and inside, maybe even the best castle in the enchanting Aosta Valley. It is a very great historical addition to the visit of the Ancient Roman city of Aosta, this time to feel the Medieval classic times. The...More

Thank KemikOjstra
Reviewed 8 August 2017 via mobile

On our way home we decided to visit the beautiful chateau de Fènis, as it is easily reachable from the highway. The stopover was worthwhile. The castle is well preserved with many original features and interesting stories the knowledgeable guides share with the visitors. The...More

1  Thank bagamundendi
Reviewed 1 August 2017

This was a fantaiasticly preserved castle with beautiful murals and quirky rooms where you can imagine the people of 1000 years ago living. A guided tour is in Italian but they try to help out with English to enable you to understand the various building...More

Thank Derek M
Reviewed 21 June 2017 via mobile

We decided to stop at this castle to get a closer look. It has an interesting exterior, unlike any other visited. It can only be visited on a guided tour which lasts about an hour. All the rooms are interesting, also some frescoes. Well worth...More

Thank music75
Reviewed 21 May 2017

Most picturesque and most perfect castle in Northern Italia. Easily seen from the motorway, exit and visit Castello di Fenis. Soaring turrets, ramparts...grand entry gate, unique interior keep, medieval antiquities and weaponry, costumes and regallia. Take a break from driving and don't miss this masterpiece.

Thank Larry M
Reviewed 6 May 2017 via mobile

My wife and I stopped and visited a few of the Chateaus/Castles in the area while driving from Switzerland to Torino. The Fenis Castle is very nice and dates back to the 12th century and is a legitimate fortress. Although the tours are only in...More

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