La Mothe Castle

Arvier, Italy

Perched on top of the hill, La Mothe Castle dominates the village of Arvier. Unfortunately only the four sided tower remains intact, while the ruins of the round tower and the perimeter wall are still visible. From its current appearance, construction of the castle is estimated as being between the end of the 12th and the start of the 13th century, with important modifications in the 15th century. It was first mentioned in 1287, when Aimone de Arverio paid feudal homage to the count of Savoy. According to 18th-century historian Jean-Baptiste De Tillier, the Savoy nobleman Aimar de la Mothe came to Val d’Aosta towards the end of the 13th century and married the heiress of the noble De Arverio family, thus gaining possession of the castle, before restoring it and giving it his own name.

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Via Du Chateau 8, Arvier, Italy
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Founded: 12th century
Category: Castles and fortifications in Italy

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www.aosta-valley.co.uk

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Oscar Martignani (2 months ago)
Nice place that deserves a good restoration.
alberto crugnola (2 months ago)
Beautiful
Franco Cesare “Francocesare” (2 months ago)
To visit with the other castles in the area
Andrei Kurkov (2 years ago)
Romantic north of italie
afe afenofe (2 years ago)
Ottimo per rilassarsi e respirare aria buona. È un castello abbandonato, l'unica cosa che si può fare sono fotografie del posto circostante in mezzo alle montagne, delle foto alla rovina e una buona e sana meditazione nel verde a fianco al castello
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