Introd Castle

Introd, Italy

Introd castle stands on a promontory protected by the harsh gorges of the Savara and the Dora di Rhêmes (in fact the name Introd derives from the term Interaquas, or entre-eaux in French, which means “between the waters”) and probably dates back to the 12th century.

Like Graines castle, originally, it probably consisted of a square keep surrounded by a perimeter wall. Around 1260 Pierre Sarriod of Introd transformed the early castle which, following the modifications of the 15th century became five-sided and almost circular in shape, setting it apart from other castles in Val d’Aosta. These transformations mark the apogee of the Sarriod family, which included the Lords of Introd and La Tour (Saint-Pierre). 

The castle was heavily damaged by two fires during the second half of the 19th century and was rebuilt at the start of the 1900s by Gonella, who engaged the architect Chevalley. Today it is owned by the Counts Caracciolo of Brienza and rented out for free to the Municipality of Introd. The ground floor and castle gardens are open to the public.



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Founded: c. 1260
Category: Castles and fortifications in Italy

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Eugenio Lorenzi (8 months ago)
Very well-kept location, we visited it in a magnificent day. I appreciated the availability of public services. As soon as the pedestrian path is completed it will be perfect.
Nadia Berto (9 months ago)
Very nice and well prepared guide. And then the castles take you back to other times and are always full of charm
Matias Remus (9 months ago)
They want a "green mark" to visit the castle. A place to avoid.
Gabriele Porcu (11 months ago)
hike&bike Italy (2 years ago)
Oustanding. The castle is still furnished and inhabited. The guided tour is fantastic.
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