Castles, towers and fortified houses

Castles, towers and fortified houses are a distinctive element of the Aosta Valley landscape

In addition to the castles which can be visited inside, many other castles, towers and fortified houses make Aosta Valley landscape unique and unmistakable.

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Balivi tower

Castles and Towers  -  Aosta

The Balivi tower (or Tour du Baillage), situated in Via Guido Rey, on the north-western corner of the Roman boundary wall, was built in the Middle Ages on the structures of the *pre-existing Roma…

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Bramafam Tower

Castles and Towers  -  Aosta

Bramafam Tower stands at the corner of Via Bramafam and Viale G. Carducci, along the southern side of the Roman walls.
Its official name is Bramafam Castle, but it is commonly referred to as th…

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Fromage tower

Castles and Towers  -  Aosta

Situated north of Porta Praetoria, in the archaeological area of the Roman theatre and surrounded by original mediaeval houses, it gets its name from the noble De Casei family (later gallicized t…

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Jocteau Castle - Alpine Military School

Castles and Towers  -  Aosta

Built at the beginning of the 20th century in an eclectic style and situated on the Beauregard hill to the north-east of Aosta, the castle is the headquarters of the Alpine Military School o…

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Leper's Tower

Castles and Towers  -  Aosta

Ancient Roman fortified house, Leper’s Tower was transformed into a feudal residence by the noble Friour family, which appears in records since 1191.
In the 15th century the tower stair wa…

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Montfleury Castle

Castles and Towers  -  Aosta

This castle stands in the western area of Aosta, in Via Piccolo San Bernardo.
It is octagonal and was built towards the end of the 18th century from the Barillier family, from whom it was the…

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Pailleron tower

Castles and Towers  -  Aosta

Along the southern section of the walls, on the railway station square, there is the most representative tower of the ancient Roman perimeter, named du Pailleron because it was long used fo…

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Tour Neuve

Castles and Towers  -  Aosta

Situated on the corner of Via Tourneuve and Via Monte Solarolo, the ancient cylindrical tower, with battlements and door placed at safety height, emerges in the north-western part of the *Roma…

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Upper Castle

Castles and Towers  -  Arnad

Situated in a position dominating the village, on the side of the Machaby valley, the castle is at present in ruins.
It was probably built by the noble De Arnado family in the 13th century.
I…

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Vallaise Castle

Castles and Towers  -  Arnad

Built by the Vallaise family in the 17th century, the castle has 3 storeys flanked by 2 four-sided towers.
The internal façade opens onto the courtyard, wit a double arcade of light stone columns….

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