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Castello di Issogne

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Address: Piazza Castello | Località La place, 11020 Issogne, Italy
Phone Number:
+39 0125 929373
09:00 - 19:00
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Sun - Sat 09:00 - 19:00
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour

The famous pomegranate fountain in the courtyard and the frescoes of the...

The famous pomegranate fountain in the courtyard and the frescoes of the portico are of an extraordinary expressive power. Here are two reasons for this apparently humble building to be one of the most significant and fascinating castles of the Aosta Valley. Rebuilt at the end of the fourteenth century, after the Challant family bought it, its magnificent halls and rooms were conceived by George of Challant in the late fifteenth and early sixteenth century, at the turn between the last splendours of the Middle Ages and the innovations of the Renaissance. Thanks to the restoration of late nineteenth century all the richness of the original paintings and furniture has come to us in perfect conditions.

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Imagination therapy

Loved it! It was cold, guide was taking the tour in Italian language, but he pointed out few things in English special for us, which was very nice. Frescoes were wonderful and... read more

Reviewed 4 January 2017
Gegužė M
Luton, England, United Kingdom
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Luton, England, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 4 January 2017

Loved it! It was cold, guide was taking the tour in Italian language, but he pointed out few things in English special for us, which was very nice. Frescoes were wonderful and well preserved. Couldn't believe they so old! enjoyed every minute of 1hour tour!

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Orlando, Florida
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Reviewed 11 August 2016

Castello di Issogne is definitely worth to visit since this is one of the castles in Aosta Valley that is well preserved. First of all we wanted to see the frescoes in the courtyard of the castle because they are very different from paintings we have seen in other places. They devote to the everyday life of people in the... More 

Thank Anatoly S
Haarlem, The Netherlands
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Reviewed 3 August 2016

We were told that this is the most beautiful castle in the Aosta Valley and we fully agree. It is a beautiful castle and the guided tour costs only 5 euro. The tour may be in Italian, but you will get what is explained. The castle houses many beautiful frescos. Some have century old graffiti, but nowodays they are very... More 

Thank Johan17
Milan, Italy
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Reviewed 11 July 2016 via mobile

Very nice caste with a lot of frescos. I recommend to visit in conjunction with the Verres castle because they are historically connected somehow and they are really close each other. Tour guide very professional providing a lot of interesting historical details.

Thank apocalypsenow66
São Miguel do Oeste
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Reviewed 30 May 2016 via mobile

Beautiful castle with a lot to see!!!! The castle is from the late 1400's begging of 1500's, with a lot of the original furniture (and a lot of copies that where rebuild in the 1800's by the former owner of the castle but they are perfect replicas). There's a lot of internal and external paintings ( and since all tours... More 

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Aosta, Italy
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Reviewed 17 March 2016

We enjoyed the guided tour. The painted walls with scenes of medieval life are really very interesting.Not to be missed the magnificient "Sala di Giustizia".

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 25 January 2016 via mobile

Very nice castle with lots of original furniture an objects.. Most of the rooms are still as the were in the 1500.. The guide was super nice and told us many interesting things....the guided tour was only 5€ for adults and free for the children..

Thank GregisDesign
San Mateo, CA
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Reviewed 2 November 2015 via mobile

The castle is very well preserved and lovely. You have to take the tour with a guide and only Italian guides available. It would have been more interesting if we understood Italian to get a deeper understand of the history. English brochures were provided. It was open on a Monday as many other forts and castles were closed.

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Reviewed 12 July 2015

In this area French is also spoken and we imagine that the tour guide would be happy to speak in French as well as Italian. We recommend reading the leaflet "Issogne Castle" in English before taking the tour. A fascinating fortified house, 14th century. Although not worth a special trip, if you are in the area consider a tour as... More 

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Reviewed 14 September 2014

This castle can only be visited with a guide (every 30min) because it has a lot of furniture which makes it quite special. It is not a king's castle but you can imagine the family of nobles living there and it actually looks like they left recently. And I discovered that graffiti was an ancient activity!

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