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Castle Facts:

Location: Villeneuve, Italy.
Built: 1176.
Condition: Ruin.
Ownership / Access: --
Notes: Châtel-Argent (Italian: Castello di Chatel Argenta) was an Italian medieval castle, in the Alpine town of Villeneuve, but today it is a ruin. Châtel Argent, as with many other castles in the region, overlooks the Dora Baltea River which runs through the Aosta Valley.The ruins can be accessed from Villaneuve by walking The Rampa, a staircase carved into the rock of the valley wall. The castle is located in the town of Villeneuve in the Aosta Valley region, at about 10 km west of the city of Aosta. The most prominent feature left in the ruins is its watchtower keep measuring just under 10 meters in diameter which overlooks the town below. The ruins themselves cover about 6,300 square meters. When the castle was whole, it was estimated to be able to hold 700 people in times of danger.

Châtel-Argent Links:

Châtel-Argent On Wikipedia
Office of Tourism. Autonomous Region of the Vallee d’Aosta, 2015. Accessed on April 17, 2015

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