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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Castello di Fenis Reviews
Abbiamo visitato il castello, previa prenotazione, il giorno 17 agosto. Ci aspettavamo la presenza di molti turisti, ma sicuri della prenotazione siamo andati tranquilli. In realtà la "folla" veniva s... more »We visited the Castle, by prior appointment, on day 17 August. We expected the presence of many tourists, but sure of booking went quiet. Actually the ' crowd ' was disposed with 15-minute visits each and consequent overlapping of routes ... Our guide took the longest to give directions to dodge the other groups to provide explanations on the Castle ... Travel and directions visit summary conclusion. .. that was not worth the price paid! Building still nice!
l' unico neo è , a mio avviso, la mancanza di un display all'ingresso che indichi orari e disponibilità per le visite. poi tutto bello e ben spiegato dalla guida. merita sicuramente una visita. sconsi... more »the downside is, in my view, the lack of a display at the entrance to indicate times and availability for tours. then all nice and well explained by the Guide. definitely worth a visit. discourage the presence of small children, bored and annoyed and visitors Guide
Nel week end ferragostano abbiamo avuto modo di visitare un paio di castelli tra qui questo di Fenis. Esteticamente, dall’esterno, questo castello non ha eguali. Infatti è considerato il più scenico d... more »Weekend ferragostano we got to visit a couple of castles here this of Fenis. Aesthetically, from the outside, this castle has no equal. In fact it is considered the most scenic of the Aosta Valley. Internally instead alas, aside from some frescoes (beautiful ones of the staircase) the furniture is mostly sourced outside the Castle. In all cases the 7 euros a ticket worth all of your visit. The visit itself lasts about 3 quarters of an hour and the attendant was friendly with explanations for anything annoying, indeed. A eulogy at free entrance for disabled people and their carers.
Impressive castle to visit both from outside and inside. Well reserved, guided tours available inside however mainly in italic and just few in English so you better check the hours if needed in English.
It's not completely authentic but it's a cool place to stop on your way to wherever you are going. We didn't pay to go inside but the view from the outside is awesome.
Great castle with insightful guided tours : only throwback you can't walk around without a guide 🏰🏔🇮🇹
a breeze from the past. to visit. medleeval
wonderful castle in the valley. worth a visit
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