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Address: Bard, Italy
Phone Number: 39 0125 833811
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Description: Fortress of Bard complex is the protagonist of a wide project aimed at the...
Fortress of Bard complex is the protagonist of a wide project aimed at the creation of a cultural pole in the Western Alps of Italy. From impregnable defence for the valley the Fortress has been transformed into a gateway to the Alps’ culture and traditions, with a museum centre in the forefront of the international scenery dedicated to the mountain. Nowadays the Fortress offers only a part of the several activities planned by the project, whose purpose is to bring together innovative cultural spaces, services and accommodation in one single structure. To complete the project, in addition to the Museum of the Alps, The Children’s Alps, and the space for temporary exhibitions, Fortress of Bard will host two other museums (Frontiers Museum; Fortress Museum), an info-point to promote the cultural artistic heritage of Valle d’Aosta Region (already working); a school area provided with a lecture room for lessons, meetings and film projections; two conference rooms; a media centre; historical and thematic paths; a small refined hotel, a restaurant and a café (already working).
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A GREAT PLACE TO VISIT

Every time I am in Biella, Italy, I try to keep a half a day to go to the Fort. Is a great place and you can spend time with the whole family, from toddlers to grand... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 13, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2015

Every time I am in Biella, Italy, I try to keep a half a day to go to the Fort. Is a great place and you can spend time with the whole family, from toddlers to grand parents. There are always interesting changing exibitions, that are of interest for everybody in the family. Take the lifts and move from the... More 

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Torino, Italia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

We went to visit the Forte di Bard with our children, 7 & 9 years old. The Forte is located in a very small village with a single road crossing it, so the parking space are limited. However they made 3 parking areas for the visitors: 1 is a multi level parking just down the Forte, while the other two... More 

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Sliema, Malta
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

This fort has been superbly restored and well worth a visit. For those who do not want to walk up the steep slope, you can take the 2 cable cars to the top. There is also a good museum and gallery

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Houston
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

Certainly worth a detour from the autostrada to visit this very impressive stronghold. We were on a right schedule so I wish we could have stayed longer but what we saw was impressive. Certainly visit the prisons if you are short on time. Much of the outside can even be visited without paying and parking is, at most, 3 Euro.

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

Having lived nearby for some years in the 1980s I was curious to see what this very lengthy restoration and installation of exhibits in this striking but formerly closed off landmark had produced. I wasn't disappointed. Stunning vertiginous views and a really good way of getting a fresh perspective on the Valle D'Aosta. The Alpine museum is highly recommended. The... More 

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Malta
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

The prisons which have been open since 2012 make the whole experience of the fort so much more realistic. Exhibitions however only available in Italian and French. Since I understand Italian ,I was able to enjoy the rambling of Count Cavur and the Fort's surrender to Napoleon. The lift up to the top of the Fort are free and one... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

In a somewhat out of the way destination, positioned majestically on a high rocky spur at the entrance into the Valle d'Aosta (78 km from Torino and mid way point on the A5 motorway between Milano and Geneva). We had seen the intriguing forte off in the distance on a number of our Switzerland journeys and decided to spend the... More 

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

The fort has a tremendous history related through very well designed installations , and doubles as a wonderful art museum.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

Forte di Bard is famous for having resisted Napoleon for two weeks in 1800 when he was coming down the Aosta valley to defeat the Austrians in Marengo. 400 Croatians kept 40 000 french soldiers at bay. For this feat Napoleon ordered the fort destroyed, so the fort which is now there is a very modern construction, not very beautiful... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

An amazing huge defensive fortress designed to protect the valley and now a cultural centre with various museums and exhibition spaces. 3 wonderful small glass funiculars take you to the top - these are free and you can wander the building for free - you only pay for exhibits and museums. Appeared to be fairly good facilities for those who... More 

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Address: Address: Bard, Italy
Phone Number: 39 0125 833811
Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Valle d'Aosta  >  Bard

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