The priory of Sant'Orso
  • The priory of Sant'Orso

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The priory of Sant'Orso

Resorts: Aosta

Guided visit of the Priory Chapel:
at 11a.m. and 4p.m.

for more information, please contact the Aosta tourist office, tel. (+39) 0165 236627

Guided tour of the cloister, the Priory chapel and the Ottonian frescoes:

  • Full-price: € 7,00
  • Under 18s: € 5,00
  • Children under 6 years: Free entry


Between the end of 1400 and beginning 1500 George of Challant, prior of Sant’Orso and great humanist-benefactor, orders to build, beside the church of S. Orso, the priory:a luxurious residence used for representation, a building inspired by the modern public buildings of Piedmont and Lombardy.It is a mix between new and old:the facade is in Renaissance style, with the window frames decorated by terracotta panels; other elements like the octagonal tower and ogives are a heritage of Gothic architecture.Inside the frescoes of the chapel are worth noticing, works created by end of the XV century Franco-Valdostan artists.

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