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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Paulrobert Baisanu (2 years ago)
Un posto che se vi trovate in zona, andate a visitare.
Rosanna Clemeno (2 years ago)
Avrei voluto completare il tour dei castelli della Valle d'Aosta quest'estate. Ma grazie all'infinita disponibilità e gentilezza, della guida non mi è stato possibile. Trattare la gente come dei ladri, solo per una semplice informazione non è certo un bel biglietto da visita per la struttura. Pazienza.
Manuel Consolaro (3 years ago)
Non sono potuto entrare perché il castello è privato e le visite guidate sono possibili solo d'estate. Tuttavia con la neve appena caduta il castello aveva un fascino particolare. Si trova in una posizione molto panoramica da cui è possibile osservare il Monte Bianco e il Gran Paradiso. Per conoscerlo meglio è comunque possibile visitare il Castello Sarriod de la Tour, di proprietà della stessa famiglia che è invece sempre visitabile. Durante la guida a questo secondo castello sono molti i rimandi al Castello di Introd e alla sua storia.
Dante Frassi (3 years ago)
Posizione perfetta per in castello da notare che difficilmente viene indicato nelle guide. Giornata molto interessante anche per la posizione. Il tempo qui sembra fermarsi peccato per l'apertura del castello solo a orario impossibile per chi ha da fare km di strada.
Fabio Lanfranchi (4 years ago)
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