Santa Colomba Chapel

Santa Colomba Chapel

Within the castle walls, Santa Colomba Chapel faces Aosta plane. It was probably built over the ruins belonging to  Roman times.

The structure left today probably goes back to the 11th century. The façade and the apse are still well preserved.

The chapel is currently being restored by the Superintendence for Cultural Activities and Heritage of Aosta Valley Region, the most important intervention being the roofing of the structure.

In the interior there are visible traces of fresco paintings dating back to the 13th century.

The castle chapel is mentioned in ecclesiastical documents from the 12th century. It is still to be determined who it was dedicated to: in some documents “ecclesiam Sancti Jacobi” is mentioned, while in other successive ones the presence of “ecclesiam Sancte Columbe” is mentioned.

Until more information is available, scholars name the structure “Châtel-Argent Castle Chapel”.



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