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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mathias didas (2 years ago)
La vu es magnifique.
ELE GUSME (2 years ago)
giovanna quirito visone (2 years ago)
Sicuramente consiglio una passeggiata in tutto il paesino con uno splendido paesaggio
R D (2 years ago)
Posto splendido!
Giorgio Ricciotti (2 years ago)
Il castello di Arnad è uno dei più antichi castelli della Valle d'Aosta, posto nel comune di Arnad. Il castello, risalente al XII secolo, è situato su un promontorio naturale che domina il villaggio di Ville con le sue caseforti, a controllo sia dell'antica Via Francigena che della strada che attraverso il colle del vallone di Machaby collegava la valle centrale alla valle di Gressoney. Al castello di Arnad sono state girate le scene al museo del film "Le crime est notre affaire" (2008), del regista francese Pascal Thomas.
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