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Pietro Micca Museum

via Guicciardini 7a, 10121 Turin, Italy (Centro)
+39 011 546317
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Ranked #15 of 122 attractions in Turin
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Type: History Museums
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Turin, Italy
2 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2013

I go to the Museum Pietro Micca in Turin on 26 Oct 2013. The staff tell me that parts of tunnels are closed due to the recent rainfall. I am a bit disappointed but still like to visit. I am a Chinese from Hong Kong and not able to speak Italian, I have always experienced being neglected in many other... More

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Perth, Australia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2013

We visited this museum after reading other reviews. We have a little italian and risked going without pre booking. We were informed that the tour would be in italian, and we were happy with this. Part way through the tour, where we understood about half, we were pulled from the group and offered an english guide. He was amazing, going... More

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Tel Aviv, Israel
5 reviews 5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2013

An unexpected treat!! I was very lucky to get the tip, because travel guides hardly mention this hidden gem of a museum. Nowhere in the world does one get the chance to touch upon the very nature of Siege Warfare and history at large in such a fascinating and educating way. I booked a day in advance (absolutely necessary if... More

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Stockholm, Sweden
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6 reviews 6 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2013

I got this secret tip from my boss during my stay in Torino. You can visit the history of Torino during the wars with France. But the best: The museum includes a tour in the tunnels below Torino. At other tunnel tours you pay more than 20 Euros but here it is included in the entrance (only 3 Euros)!!

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Edmonton, Canada
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44 attraction reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2013

This was a very enjoyable experience, but we were lucky in having somebody available who spoke English and who could take us. If this person hadn't been free, it would have been far less pleasurable. Also, there is almost no English written explanation that could have helped. Much wasn't explained, and was taken for granted (for example, that we were... More

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Turin, Italy
19 reviews 19 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2013

Don't miss the opportunity of a walk in the Torino's tunnels. Unfortunately, tours are only in Italians, but a bit of boredom is worth the show :)

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Valletta, Malta
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2013

Just a minute walk away from our hotel (Dock Milano) this was one of our highlights in Turin. Our guide was very informative and gave us an amazing insight into Turin's history. the highlight of the trip was when we visited the underground tunnels previously used during the wars.

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London, United Kingdom
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117 reviews 117 reviews
10 attraction reviews
145 helpful votes 145 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2012

As the capital of the small kingdom of Savoy Turin was a heavily fortified city and this museum shows how warfare was carried out in the 18th century, when miles of tunnels were dug in what is now the centre of Turin many with the sole purpose of reaching outside the walls so that they could be filled with explosive... More

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Turin, Italy
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204 reviews 204 reviews
58 attraction reviews
86 helpful votes 86 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2012

This Museum explains and shows a very interesing period of the history of Turin, mostly during the war with France. Pietro Micca was a soldier who, by killing himself by igniting a bomb, saved the city from invaders. The Museum shows the various layers of underground passages and fortifications and defensive infrastructures, and it is possible to visit them. A... More

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Teignmouth, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2012

A fascinating museum which takes you into the historic underground tunnels of the 17th C city which was besieged by the French in 1706. A Piedmontese hero, Pietro Micca, who was a sapper originating from Andorno near Biella, risked and lost his life in his attempt to block the tunnel the French were trying to break into. His deed saved... More

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