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Castello di Fenis

Address: Frazione Chez Croiset, 22, 11020 Fenis, Italy
Phone Number: +39 0165 769869
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Ranked #1 of 2 Attractions in Fenis
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Castles, Cultural
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  • English first
  • French first
  • Italian first
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English first
Weston super Mare, United Kingdom
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391 reviews 391 reviews
206 attraction reviews
218 helpful votes 218 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2014

Fenis is a really perfect little medieval castle - typical for this region of Italy. The Frescos are magnificent - especially the St George and the Dragon. You can only visit this castle by a guided tour - In Italian - But the Castle has good leaflets in other languages to help Non-Italian visitors understand the place. When there is... More

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46 reviews 46 reviews
25 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2013

we were visiting Italy with a group of 50. we wanted to visit Fenis castle. They said no need of reservation for groups, just a phone call a day before. we called them, they hardly speak foreign languages, except italian and a very basic french. finaly we understood that we will be split into 2 groups of 25 each and... More

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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2013

The castle itself is a good attraction to visit. But beware - if you do not understand Italian then it is useless going - you will not be permitted to tour the castle alone and the tours done by a very knowledgeable guide are only in Italian and we were never informed at the cash! So if you do not... More

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Brisbane, Australia
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87 reviews 87 reviews
20 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2013

We loved the castle not expecting to see it in such good condition especially the frescoes and furniture (thanks in part to restoration over the years). However we were a bit frustrated at the requirement to join a group tour especially when the guide only speaks Italian and didn't ask if everyone understood Italian. Only some signs in some rooms... More

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New Jersey
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55 reviews 55 reviews
18 attraction reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2013

When in Europe, no matter what country, a visit to a castle is mandatory. I've been to castles in France and this one doesn't compare to some of the biggest ones there. However, if in the area to go skiing, this is a great place to stop. They have a tour in Italian but there are panels in each room... More

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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122 reviews 122 reviews
58 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2012

The Fenis Castle is one of the most beautiful Castle that you can visit: due to the style and the architecture it's really peculiar; the staff is organized for visiting the Castle, not only outside but also inside. The maintenance is of high quality, reason why you can appreciate medioeval frescoes.

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Chichester, United Kingdom
12 reviews 12 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2012

Unfortunately didn't have a full tour around the Castle but this still didn't deter us from finding great photo opportunities.

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Purmerend, The Netherlands
16 reviews 16 reviews
11 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2012

This rather compact, fortress like castle from the late middle ages is a thing of beauty. Very cleverly constructed, with two walls to defend it, it has those peculiar v-shaped crenels and many different shaped towers. Inside (no photo's allowed) you get a guided tour in Italian :-( for about an hour. It takes you through the castle where the... More

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Pasadena, California
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87 reviews 87 reviews
47 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2012

This castle sits in a nice town not far from Aosta. The castle was the home of one of the ruling families in the Aosta Valley for many years.Very nice tour and worth the time to take it. Off season tours are done in Italian, but become nearly private. I had a solo tour and guide spoke English and we... More

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Vancouver, Washington
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35 reviews 35 reviews
13 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2012

Definitely worth a stop on your drive up or down Aosta Valley. One of our favorite experiences. The tour is in Italian with help in English on the cards but trying to figure out what he was saying was part of the fun! Stretch your brain! Beautiful, romantic, fairy-tale like castle.

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