8. Let’s visit the castle!

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Bruno and Scotty are visiting the smallest region in Italy: the Aosta Valley! With the series Turisti in Valle d’Aosta tourists in the Aosta Valley you’ll learn Italian by following Bruno and Scotty traveling from the city centre of Aosta to the Fénis castle. After an introduction about the region, you’ll learn how to ask for information and directions and how to buy a train ticket and an entrance ticket. At the end we’ll visit the castle together and we’ll even meet its ghost! Enjoy watching the series and learn useful vocabulary and sentences. Right below the videos you’ll find the script and the translation for you to review the sentences.

Episodio 8: Visitiamo il castello!

Finally we can visit the castle! It’s a beautiful medieval castle with many turms and frescos.

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TRANSCRIPTION AND TRANSLATION

Il castello di Fénis

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Fonte foto: Artribune

dovea Fénis, in Valle d’Aosta
cosacastello medievale
quandoXIV-XV secolo
chifamiglia Challant

Il castello di Fénis è un castello medievale del XIV-XV secolo. È così ben conservato che sembra ancora abitato! Il castello ha una particolarità: si trova in pianura ed è privo di difese naturali. Questo ci dice che la sua funzione non era di difesa, ma di prestigiosa residenza! I signori di questo castello erano i Challant. Hanno governato la Valle d’Aosta per molti secoli.

Il castello ha una doppia cinta muraria, torri quadrate e rotonde e un cortile interno. C’era anche una “torre radio”. Da qui partivano i piccioni viaggiatori!

The castle of Fénis is a medieval castle of the 14th-15th century. It is so well preserved that it still looks inhabited! The castle has a special feature: it is located on the plain and has no natural defences. This tells us that its function was not defence, but it was a prestigious residence! The lords of this castle were the Challant. They governed the Aosta Valley for many centuries.
The castle has a double ring of walls, square and round towers and an inner courtyard. There was also a “radio tower”. This is where the carrier pigeons used to leave from!

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Fonte foto: maisondutata

Nel cortile interno si trovano uno scalone semicircolare e delle balconate in legno. Gli affreschi sulle pareti raffigurano saggi e profeti, con scritte in francese antico. Al centro c’é l’affresco di San Giorgio che uccide il drago!

In the inner courtyard there is a semicircular staircase and wooden balconies. The frescoes on the walls depict wisemen and prophets, with inscriptions in ancient French. In the centre there is the fresco of St. George killing the dragon!

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Foto di © Simone Fortuna

All’interno ci sono tante stanze, come la cappella, dove ci sono tanti affreschi, la camera da letto con il letto a baldacchino, cucine e sale con camini grandi (uno è davvero gigante!). I camini sono utili per scaldare le stanze.

Inside there are many rooms, such as the chapel, where there are many frescoes, the bedroom with the four-poster bed, kitchens and halls with large fireplaces (one is really giant!). The fireplaces are useful for heating the rooms.

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Foto di © Simone Fortuna

Se facciamo un giro fuori vediamo che le torri sono molto alte. Inoltre, se osserviamo bene le mura, notiamo qualcosa di strano… lo vedi?

If we take a tour outside, we can see that the towers are very high. Also, if we take a good look at the walls, we see something weird… dou you see it?

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Foto di © Simone Fortuna

Ci sono delle facce! Sono le maschere apotropaiche. Sono la difesa magica del castello e servono a tenere lontani gli spiriti maligni! Chissà se le vendono come souvenir?

There are faces! These are apotropaic masks. They’re the magic defense of the castle and they are intended to keep evil spirits away! I wonder if they sell them as souvenirs!

Altre fonti immaginI: aostasera, Stijn Nieuwendijk, Pinclipart,
Fonte informazioni: Wikipedia, Aostasera, Divertimappe by Mediabook

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