Saint-Pierre Castle

Saint-Pierre, Italy

Located on a rocky crag in Tache, the unmistakeably fairy-tale Saint-Pierre Castle is certainly unique. Its famous four side towers (added in the 19th century) give it an almost Disney-like appearance. 

The first records of the castle date from the late 12th century and it is thought that is when the castle was first constructed. Far less grand than it is today, the original castle consisted only of basic walls and two towers.

Over subsequent centuries, the castle had a number of owners including members of the House of Savoy. A family of local nobility purchased the castle in the 17th century and it was that family that expanded the castle into a large fortified residence.

Thereafter, the castle fell into disrepair until its purchase by baron Emanuele Bollati in the 1870s. He renovated the castle and modernised many of its features. It remained in the possession of his family until the 20th century when it was handed over to the town of Saint-Pierre and became the Regional Museum of Natural Science.

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Founded: 12th century
Category: Castles and fortifications in Italy

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Jarno Santi (17 months ago)
Very beautiful castle in an amazing environment. The castle is currently closed due to work in progress in order to organize a natural museum inside its rooms. The castle and the museum should open in 2021.
paolo chapellu (17 months ago)
Il castello di Saint-Pierre è un maniero valdostano, sito nell'omonimo comune. Per il suo aspetto molto scenografico è diventato, insieme al castello di Fénis, uno dei monumenti simbolo della regione. Ospita il Museo regionale di scienze naturali della Valle d'Aosta. Nel 2008 il castello è stato chiuso per permettere i lavori di ristrutturazione e consolidamento dell'edificio e la riorganizzazione del percorso espositivo. Il castello e il museo non sono attualmente visitabili.
Jeff Scott (2 years ago)
Amazing
Dainius Kanapeckas (2 years ago)
Beautiful place, but temporary closed.
Fabrizio Malisan (2 years ago)
Stunning castle surrounded by mountains.. definitely a place to visit!
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