Settimo Vittone Castle

Settimo Vittone, Italy

Settimo Vittone Castle was built to inthe 9th century to the site of 6th century abbey. The castle was important step for pilgrimages to Rome. The castle was demolished in the 16th century.

In the courtyard is a Pieve di San Lorenzo, one of oldest existing Christian chapels in the area. It was probably built in the late 9th century.


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Settimo Vittone, Italy
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Founded: 9th century AD
Category: Castles and fortifications in Italy


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Mike (8 months ago)
Visto solo dall'esterno ed è bellissimo. Più delle parole, raccontano le immagini. A picco sulla Via Francigena che passa proprio sotto.
Alfredo Visentini (11 months ago)
A neo-Gothic style castle rebuilt at the beginning of the twentieth century now open to visitors in the days of the FAI. In the internal rooms the ceilings are in plaster in perfect imitation of the wooden drawers. Authentic furnishings and frescoes in imitation of the neo-Gothic and medieval style. Interesting mosaic of various window styles. Panoramic point on the Dora valley. Too bad for the intrusive trellis on the back.
andrea (2 years ago)
Beautiful walk suitable for everyone. A pity not to be able to visit it. Paths that depart for different itineraries.
Stacy Daigh (4 years ago)
Beautiful location with great views.
Halla Sigga (7 years ago)
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