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Fenis Castle

Frazione, Località Chez Sapin, 1, 11020 Fénis AO, Italy

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About Fenis Castle

The castle of Fénis, located in the homonymous municipality, is one of the most famous medieval manors in the Aosta Valley. Known for its scenographic architecture, with the double crenelated walls that enclose the central building and the numerous towers, the castle is one of the major tourist attractions of the Valley and one of the best-preserved medieval castles in Italy.


Attractions near Fenis Castle

Mont Avic7.82km from Fenis Castle

The Mont Avic is a mountain of Graian located on the ridge that branches off northwards from Mont Glacier. The summit is located in the Valle d'Aosta region, on the border between the municipalities of Champdepraz and Chambave, and gives its name to the park of the same name.  On the summit in 1957, a Madonna was placed by some young people from Champdepraz, a gift from the Ivrea section of the CAI. One of the nice trekking destination and a good viewpoint too.

Castle of Baron Gamba8.84km from Fenis Castle

The Gamba castle, from the historical point of view, is the castle "child" of the three in the municipality of Châtillon, in Valle d'Aosta: what Passerin d'Entrèves and to Ussel is in fact medieval era. The Gamba castle, dating back to the twentieth century, is located on a hillock in the western part of the town, in the locality of Cret-de-Breil, near the regional hotel school, and is completely surrounded by a park open to the public all year round. It is clearly visible from the A5 motorway.

Monte Emilius10.6km from Fenis Castle

Mount Emilius is a mountain of Graian, located in Valle d'Aosta, close to Aosta. The Unité des Communes valdôtaines Mont-Émilius, which brings together 10 municipalities of the Plaine, takes its name from this mountain. This mountain was formerly known as Pic de dix heures, meaning "10 a.m. peak" in French, as the sun stands right on top of it at 10 am, or even as Pic Chamosser or Pic Chamoisier. One of the good trekking destination and also a picturesque spot.

Castello di Ussel10.84km from Fenis Castle

The Ussel castle is one of the castles medieval of Valle d'Aosta. It is located on top of a rocky ridge overlooking the village of Châtillon, in a position that guarantees control of the entrance to the Valtournenche and the valley floor of the Dora Baltea.  The castle rises on a serpentinite rock, separated from the rest of the mountain by the "Aosta- Ranzola " fault worked over the centuries by the Pleistocene glacier.

Parco Naturale Mont Avic11.34km from Fenis Castle

The Mont Avic Natural Park is a protected natural area in the Aosta Valley and has an area of ​​over 5,747 hectares. The first regional natural park in the region, after the Gran Paradiso national park, created in 1989 and enlarged in 2003, it extends between the Champdepraz valley and the Champorcher valley, crossed by the Chalamy stream, in a secluded position from the major Aosta Valley tourist routes.

Arch of Augustus12.48km from Fenis Castle

The Arch of Augustus of Rimini is the oldest existing Roman arch. Built-in 28 BC, it was dedicated by the Roman Senate to the emperor Augustus. It marked the end of the Via Flaminia that connected the Romagna city to the capital of the empire, then merging into today's Corso d'Augusto, the decumano massimo, which led to the entrance to another road, the Via Emilia.

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The Aosta Valley is a mountainous autonomous region in northwestern Italy. It is bordered by Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes, France, to the west, Valais, Switzerland, to the north, and by Piedmont, Italy, to the south and east. The regional capital is Aosta.