• Derby Tower

    Castles and towers

Derby Tower

Resorts: La Salle

Rules for visitors

Not open to visitors. The tower currently houses a bed and breakfast.


Four-sided fortified house with beautiful windows in worked stone, its construction is believed to date back to 1560.

De Tillier, a Valdostan historian of the 18th century, says that the cathedral chapter and the chapter of Sant’ Orso, who shared the territory of Derby, each had its own fortified household. It appears that being unable to apply justice there themselves, the canons of Sant’Orso engaged Giacomino d’Avise to do it in 1352.

See also

Cultural itineraries
La Salle - Maison Gerbollier

Walk from La Salle to Derby

** Valle d'Aosta **

How: by foot, bike or car. Duration: around 4 hours and 30 minutes (by foot until Derby, excluding the return bus journey). When: from May until the beginning of November. Distance: about 5 km. Derby: a hamlet which usually risks to be unnoticed, but …

Note - this information is not directly connected to the Cammino Balteo path but it is part of the Aosta Valley tourist offer.