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Verrès Castle (Castello di Verrès)


Verrès Castle


Location: Challand-Saint-Anselme, Aosta Valley  Map

Constructed: 14th century




History of Verres Castle

Verres Castle is a medieval castle located in Challand-Saint-Anselme, Aosta Valley of Italy. Construction of Verres Castle dates back to the 14th century. An inscription claims that the work began in 1390 under orders of Ibleto of Challant. Changing military technology forced its owner Renato of Challant to improve and increase defenses of the Verres citadel in 1536. After he died childless the stronghold was transferred to the Savoy family. In the late 19th century Verres Castle was acquired by Italian state that turned it into a National Monument. Today the castle is open to the public. It hosts an annual Verres historic festival every year.











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