The castle of Villar Dora is a medieval feudal residence, among the best preserved of the Susa valley. It was built in the 13th century to the rocky hill which has been occupied since Roman times. The castle was renovated in Gothic style in the 14th century by Provana family. In the early 20th century, Count Antonielli d'Oulx carried out restoration works that returned the original medieval aspect to the central body of the castle.
Křivoklát Castle was founded in the 12th century, belonging to the kings of Bohemia. During the reign of Přemysl Otakar II a large, monumental royal castle was built, later rebuilt by king Václav IV and later enlarged by king Vladislav of Jagellon.
The castle was damaged by fire several times. It was turned into a harsh prison and the building slowly deteriorated. During the 19th century, the family of Fürstenberg became the owners of the castle and had it reconstructed after a fire in 1826.
Today the castle serves as a museum, tourist destination and place for theatrical exhibitions. Collections of hunting weapons, Gothic paintings and books are stored there.