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Forte di Bard

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Address: Bard, Italy
Phone Number: 39 0125 833811
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Fortress of Bard complex is the protagonist of a wide project aimed at...

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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Rainy Day Escape

Stiff walk up to this castle but well worth the effort. Good value for money. We thought the Alpine Exhibition was superb and spent most of our time there. Plenty of other things... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 21, 2015
Horton, United Kingdom
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Horton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2015

Stiff walk up to this castle but well worth the effort. Good value for money. We thought the Alpine Exhibition was superb and spent most of our time there. Plenty of other things there to see and do so allow plenty of time.

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

We decided to visit Forte Di Bard as the weather was a little off and we thought it would be less busy than usual. We were wrong! Parking was a bit of an issue at first but eventually we succeeded. Short walk up rather rough terrain, so sturdy shoes recommended, and we arrived at the forte. The fort itself including... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

The place is really nice to visit, and it offers a great view on the valley below. If you are able to, I suggest to walk all your way up, then walk back down from the other side (both very easy) instead of taking the elevator. You can visit the dungeons, where there is a nice presentation showing you how... More 

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Campinas, SP
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015

We were there to see a magic presentation and ee had the chance to visit an exposition from Sebastião Salgado. This amazing Brazilian photographer. The expo Genesis is very sensitive and somehow transmit feelings. Some of them look like paintings. Not to miss!!

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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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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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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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