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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.
Castello di Fenis reviews
First of all, come in early, it opens at 9h00. Reason for that is that groups of 30 people are going in every 15 minutes, but since its popular , you might arrive at the entrance at10 and be said...
First of all, come in early, it opens at 9h00. Reason for that is that groups of 30 people are going in every 15 minutes, but since its popular , you might arrive at the entrance at10 and be said... more »
While in the Aosta area, we visited this beautiful castle. The tour however was only in Italian but we went along anyway. It has been beautiful restored with amazing frescoes in the chapel. There are.... more
While in the Aosta area, we visited this beautiful castle. The tour however was only in Italian but we went along anyway. It has been beautiful restored with amazing frescoes in the chapel. There are.... more »
This beautiful castle can only be visited with a guided tour. The tour is in Italian only. In about 30 minutes, you are quickly whisked through the castle. Beautiful rooms with frescos and in the...
This beautiful castle can only be visited with a guided tour. The tour is in Italian only. In about 30 minutes, you are quickly whisked through the castle. Beautiful rooms with frescos and in the... more »
Honestly one of the best castles we've ever been to, including about 100 in England. Amazing furniture, frescoes, rooms, signage and the building itself is gorgeous. The crowning glory though is the courtyard, what a beauty it is!
Beautiful place. We have arrived in here 4 adults and a toddler. Drove long, paid for car park… Unfortunately, the only possibility to see the castle in the inside is with Tour guide who speaks only Italian. The tours and not all the time, you have to wait for the next tour with others. For tourist who does not understand Italian there is no point to get here😞
This is a Mr medieval castle! The price for the tour is well worth it if you consider all the efforts it must take to continue to mantis and restore such beautiful frescos!! On valentine's day they have a deal that is buy one ticket and get a second one free. The tour guide was very passionate!
Very nice castle! The only thing which I didn't like is that you can get inside only with organised excursion in Italian language. There are no options in English or other language, and I don't speak Italian. And if you don't want to join excursion you cannot get inside which disappointed me a little. The staff was nice and they suggested to come and to see courtyard of the castle free of charge. What I actually did and very thankful for that. But I couldn't go inside of the building.
Very attractive castle, it was built not for defense but for resident, so the structure (even though after various remodeling) was a little bit difference than other castlesin Aosta area. The most impressed sights are 1)18meter fireplace (was used for heating,cooking and prepare preserved meat) ; 2)inside small church (in the master bedroom); 3) fresh painting on the yard that till today are well kept. There is a rich collection of antic furniture from various centuries that evoke the curious about Aosta cultures. Worth a visit. Entry for 7€ but with Far member it costs 5€, duration of about 40 minutes.
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