Located opposite Verrès, the town is built around the towering presence of the famous 15th-century castle, to which thousands of tourists and schools flock every year. Next to it, you will find the Santa Maria Assunta parish church, with its neoclassical façade. Inside, it preserves a large bell from 1389, one of the oldest in the Aosta Valley. Many walks start from the historical centre, for all ages and abilities.
Points of interest
The castle is a remarkable example of residential architecture of the late Gothic-Renaissance period. It features an enormous quadrilateral structure with corner towers and cross-windows. The so-called “Pomegranate tree fountain”, a work in wrought iron with exquisite details, is worthy of note in the internal courtyard. The seven frescoed lunettes under the portico are also striking; they depict scenes of the lives of the working class and craftsmen of the time.
The Castle’s Former Stables, now a parish recreation centre
Situated in the hamlet of Fleuran, this church features an external wall bearing a series of Lombard bands, enabling it to be dated to the 12th century; the façade preserves frescoes attributed to the same painter as the San Martino di Arnad church and are dated 1427. An age-old cemetery is adjoined to the chapel.
The chapel is located close to the bridge connecting Issogne to Verrès and was built on the request of Count Renato of Challant who, as lieutenant of the Savoy family in Chambéry, was the custodian of the Holy Shroud before it was transferred to Turin. In the 16th century, it was the site of a procession that set out from the chapel inside the castle.
San Rocco Chapel
Medieval Festival La Terra degli Challant
Municipality of Issogne
Loc. La Place
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