Arnad Upper Castle

Arnad, Italy

The upper castle of Arnad is mentioned first time in a papal letter in 1207, but there is no information about its origins or first owners. It was probably built by Saverio di Arnad in the late 12th or early 13th century.

The next owners, Vallaise family, lived in the castle throughout the 14th century. Due to the inadequacy of the structure and the lost military function, the castle was abandoned in the 15th century.

Today the castle lies in ruins.



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Founded: c. 1200
Category: Castles and fortifications in Italy


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Gianluca Talento (2 years ago)
It is one of the oldest castles in the Aosta Valley, protecting the Via Francigena. It is reduced to a ruin because it has been abandoned for centuries. All the windows in worked stone have been torn up and removed. But it is possible to climb and walk on what were once the parts of a castle whose charm goes back through the centuries up to the 13th century. Worth a detour
Samuele Ermoli (3 years ago)
Not open to visitors, completely fenced. It is not worth the climb. Better the view from the valley.
Raphaël SM (3 years ago)
beautiful castle, however, after a security, it is left to itself and not valued at all
Jean Paul Voyat (4 years ago)
Old tower in a nice wild place. Great view on the central Aosta valley.
mathias didas (5 years ago)
La vu es magnifique.
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