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“Good place of interest” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Castello di Fenis

Castello di Fenis
Frazione Chez Croiset, 22, 11020 Fenis, Italy
+39 0165 769869
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Ranked #1 of 2 Attractions in Fenis
Type: Castles, Cultural
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Chichester, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Good place of interest”
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.

Visited November 2012
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English first
Purmerend, The Netherlands
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16 reviews 16 reviews
11 attraction reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
“Middle age splendour”
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 non-italian-speaking people can get info from their leaflets. The interior is a bit empty, just a few pieces of furniture, but the part where you become speachless is when you see the courtyard of the castle. A magnificent staircase with truly beautiful painted galeries. Breathtaking! It's too bad that they don't sell any cards, or a book with pictures of this on/in it. Not even in the small store at the foot of the castle.

Visited August 2012
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Pasadena, California
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95 reviews 95 reviews
53 attraction reviews
Reviews in 45 cities Reviews in 45 cities
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
“well preserved castle with a history”
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 learned a great deal from each other regarding the history of the region and times this castle was a home to a ruling class. Worth the drive and time, best castle I visited in Val d'Aosta.

Visited March 2012
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Vancouver, Washington
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35 reviews 35 reviews
13 attraction reviews
Reviews in 17 cities Reviews in 17 cities
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
“Loved it”
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.

Visited August 2012
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Detroit
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19 reviews 19 reviews
7 attraction reviews
Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
“Beautiful exterior, nice frescoes”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2012

I visited on a beautiful sunny day. Great place for a picnic on the bench on the grounds. Tour was available in Italian only, but there is a hand out in English and there are explanatory panels in each room in Italian, French, and English. You cannot enter the interior without a guide but the entry fee was low. Nice frescoes inside particularly in the courtyard and chapel. The exterior of the castle is very impressive. Good photo opportunities.

Visited March 2012
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