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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channel max (20 months ago)
Probably originating from the 12th century, it is located on a rocky rise, in an elevated position, above the village of Arvier. A large square tower remains, the remains of another building, those of a round tower and most of the walls surrounding the relief on which the castle rests. It was abandoned towards the end of the 17th century and even used as an agricultural building and a shelter for animals. Now it is owned by the municipality of Arvier, which restored it and since 2021, organizes events inside it and partially allows access to it.
Oscar Martignani (2 years ago)
Nice place that deserves a good restoration.
alberto crugnola (2 years ago)
Franco Cesare “Francocesare” (2 years ago)
To visit with the other castles in the area
Gianmarco Lazzarin (4 years ago)
Even if in ruins, the castle retains charm and charm. Beautiful view of the characteristic village of Arvier
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