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Parco del Valentino

Corso Massimo D'Azeglio, Turin, Italy (San Salvario)
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Ranked #10 of 142 Attractions in Turin
Type: Parks
Owner description: This vast and romantic park contains an impressive botanical garden, a castle and the Borgo Medievale, a medieval village built for the 1884 Turin... more » Owner description: This vast and romantic park contains an impressive botanical garden, a castle and the Borgo Medievale, a medieval village built for the 1884 Turin International Exhibition. « less
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 via mobile

The boat trip from here is a 45 minutes scheduled trip. 10 minutes in the queue to get a ticket and get on. 5 minutes trip up 500 yards then 25 minutes while the one way people get off and on then a 5 minute trip 500 yards back down. The locals all enjoyed it immensely but it is the... More

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Ottawa Lake, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

Beautiful, huge park along the river with many beautiful flowers & trees. Large rose garden, a Japanese style garden, waterfalls, bridges, and ponds. Also a medieval village built in 1884 for the Italian general expo to look exactly like a medieval village. Definitely worth a visit!!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

It is indeed a jam in town, fantastic for a run and perfect for a walk with children. It is just a pity that sometime rats cross the road...

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York, United Kingdom
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

I found this park underwhelming, but maybe I visited in the wrong season. After an extremely hot summer, everything looked dry and yellow. I didn't really see much of the park, but the initial impression didn't prompt me to explore more.

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

This park is very big, be prepared to spend at least a few hours to truly get a feel for it. It is by the river, the Medieval Village is outstanding, the Castle is gorgeous. You can go canoeing, or have sit and a beer by the river. The garden is like nothing I have ever seen. Great way to... More

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Turin, Italy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

The park is always full of people. The Medieval castle and town was actually constructed in the 19th century as an educational project, and it's really interesting how accurate they were (if romanticizing some aspects a bit). Worth it to take the guided visit, and if you're a fan of flowers and herbs, the herb garden is small but detailed... More

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newcastle
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

It becomes part of an interesting walk from the Umberto Bridge to the Castello del Valentino [ now the Architect's Institute ] and this plus a lovely walk along the Po River ; maybe a boat cruise to break the journey; and return along Corso Marconi to downtown, make for a great, great day out. A distance of about 5... More

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Long Beach, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

This large park offers something for everyone, especially on a sunny day. My girls rode bikes and roller blades, played on the park toys and walked along the river. I enjoyed the exercise equipment and being outdoors. A nice change from the museums and royal palaces!

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Norwich, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014

Would have loved to have spent some more time here but alas that wasn't to be and we walked through after a visit to the Museum of Human Anatomy. However we did have a very enjoyable stroll through the gardens and along the river bank back to the main road. Nice to see so many families enjoying time here with... More

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Milford Michigan USA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

A lovely outdoor part worth seeing. Beautiful flowers, and sculptures, a restful walk along the river. A break from the hustle of sightseeing.

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