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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Chez-Vuillen fortified house

Castles and Towers  -  Saint-Rhémy-En-Bosses

Located over Saint Léonard, in the hamlet of Chez-Vuillen, the building is characterized by a cylindric tower with a spiral staircase in carved stone inside.
Beside the house, which seems to dat…

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Medieval castle of Bosses

Castles and Towers  -  Saint-Rhémy-En-Bosses

The castle was built in 1095 by Gerardo de Bocha, local Lord who owned all the feudal justice rights, as well as the property of the mill, the market and the perception of duties.
The presen…

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Sarre Royal Castle

Castles and Towers  -  Sarre

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The castle stands on a promontory in Lalex, which overlooks the Aosta flatland abov…

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La Tornalla

Castles and Towers  -  Valpelline

Tower with round plan, located near the parish church.
It dates back to around the 15th century.
Inside there is a well-preserved stone spiral staircase.

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La Tour

Castles and Towers  -  Valpelline

Situated near the parish church, this fortified house was built in the 19th century and was later expanded and reconstructed.
Birthplace of Rodolfo of Valpelline, Bishop of Zion, La Tour was th…

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Verrès Castle

Castles and Towers  -  Verrès

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An inscription carved in Gothic characters states that Ibleto of Challant began works in 1390. In 1536 Renato o…

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Châtel Argent

Castles and Towers  -  Villeneuve

Recent studies have shown that the current configuration of the castle dates back to around 1275; however the place name “Castrum Argenteum” had already appeared in 1176.
The constructor wa…

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