Issogne Castle: opening hours, ticket price and duration of the visit

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Issogne Castle is one of the most beautiful, elegant and famous manors in the Aosta Valley and deserves to be visited at least once in a lifetime. Here is all the information regarding the history, times, ticket price and duration of the visit.

  • Issogne Castle Aosta Valley: history and information
  • Issogne castle: what to see
  • Issogne Castle: useful contacts
  • Issogne castle: images and photos

Issogne Castle Aosta Valley: history and information

Il Issogne Castle is one of the undisputed wonders of Valle d'Aosta and is, without a doubt, one of the attractions most interesting, elegant and beautiful historical and architecturalSpain.



The first news regarding the construction of the Issogne Castle date back to 1151 but, according to historians and scholars, the origins are much older (probably dates back to Roman times).

Il Issogne Castle it was first under the "dominion" of the Bishops of Aosta, after which it passed into the hands of the famous Challant family who brought it to its maximum architectural splendor.

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The radical transformation of the Issogne Castle it took place between 1490 and 1510 at the behest of the Prior of Sant'Orso, Giorgio di Challant, who enlarged it, restructured it, united all the existing buildings and made it a sumptuous "horseshoe palace".

Currently the Challant Castle, thanks to the elegant furnishings and the wonderful frescoes, it has been renamed with the name of "The Castle of Dreams" and, with absolute certainty, we can be sure that this is a real magical world where you can savor the last years of Middle Ages and the early years of Spanish Renaissance.



Issogne castle: what to see

Il Issogne Castle it is incredibly extraordinary in every corner and everywhere and has an Italian garden that is nothing short of wonderful.

Once you enter the palace / castle, inside the courtyard is the very particular pomegranate fountain and the frescoes on the buildings, depicting the daily life of the village and the crests of the Challant family, are truly incredible.

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On the ground floor of the Issogne Castle you will find yourself in front of the kitchen, the dining room and the beautiful baronial room which has frescoed walls and precious paintings on the wooden beams.

On the first floor there is the chamber of the countess with the oratory but unmissable is the suggestive chapel where it is possible to admire an incredible wooden altar made in Gothic style which also features a triptych of Flemish origins.

On the second and last floor there are the room of the Knights of San Maurizio and the room of the King of France which are both finely decorated, especially with very elegant elements.

Very interesting is also theAvondo apartment which, in fact, is a sort of multimedia and emotional museum dedicated to Vittorio Avondo, one of the greatest exponents of Piedmontese landscape art of the 800th century who was also the owner of the Issogne Castle.


Issogne Castle: useful contacts

Il Issogne Castle is open from April to September every day from 9:00 to 19:00 and from October to March from 10:00 to 13:00 and from 14:00 to 17:00 (closed on Mondays, please check special openings).


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  • Full ticket price: € 5
  • Reduced ticket price: € 3,50 for groups of at least 25 people, specific agreements and university students
  • Ticket price Castello + Appartamento di Avondo: € 6

They are entitled tofree entry children and young people up to 25 years of age, handicapped persons in possession of the certification referred to in law 104/92 and their carers and teachers.

La duration of the complete visit of the Issogne Castle it takes about 15 minutes in the external areas and about 30 minutes in the internal areas.

For more information, also regarding the variation of prices, times, openings and closings, we recommend calling (+39) 0125 929373.

Issogne castle: images and photos

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