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Pietro Micca Museum

via Guicciardini 7a, 10121 Turin, Italy (Centro)
+39 011 546317
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$35*
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Ranked #7 of 123 Attractions in Turin
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: History Museums, Museums
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English first
Turin, Italy
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45 reviews 45 reviews
27 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

We liked the museum a lot but had a guide who really couldn't speak English. He really tried but if I didn't speak Italian I don't think I would have understood most of what he was saying. Interesting museum though!

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Landstuhl, Germany
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68 attraction reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014

This was a stop on a tour we took and it was very interesting. Pietro Micca is the partiot who contibuted in a decisive way, blowing up gunpowder, to stop the French siege in 1706, and it is placed on an area which corresponds, approximatly, to the enemy attack front. Opened in 1961, it contains plastic models, prints and relics... More

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Melbourne
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

The underground tunnels, thr recreation & the fascinating retelling of the defense of the city and the knowledge of the guide (in English)

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Portadown, United Kingdom
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17 reviews 17 reviews
8 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014

I only had a few hours to spare so I took in this museum based on some of the reviews on TripAdvisor. I'm glad I did. When I got there there were no other visitors so basically, I had a private tour with a detailed account and a close view of some genuine historical artifacts. My guide - also called... More

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Turin, Italy
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

Most people visit the more famous sites in Torino. Do yourself a favour and don't leave the city without spending (2 hrs....yes and worth it) here!!! You can walk through the maze of underground tunnels as they once were! Take the children....they will thank you! Beats looking at another Egyptian vase anyday!

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UK
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15 reviews 15 reviews
5 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

This small museum was firmly on our itinerary for our stay in Turin, we were not disappointed. If your Italian is not too good I suggest you contact them beforehand to book a tour with an English speaking guide. The museum displays are mainly in Italian but even without an English guide they are fascinating. The tunnels were built at... More

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Turin, Italy
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25 reviews 25 reviews
8 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

The guy who told our group about the history of this once very important part of Turin (now existing only underground, and one part of the gates along the road Pietro Micca) put everything about the city into context, from the Superga to the siege of Turin. The guided tour underground at the end is the best part! Tours are... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

What a cool place to visit. The history that tunnels have is just amazing!!! Highly recommended to visit if you are in Turin.

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Senior Contributor
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12 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014

Perhaps this is one of the most overlooked sights in Turin. The extensive underground tunnels are an amazing work of ingenuity and a nice escape from ť summer heat of Turin. The story of the siege of Turin and the local hero Pietro Micca is very interesting and definitely worth the 3 € entrance fee. The staff is very friendly... More

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Sydney, Australia
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47 reviews 47 reviews
20 attraction reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

The story of the siege of Turin is an interesting one, and at the museum you can see first-hand how it played out in the "galleries" or long sapper tunnels the defenders dug out underneath the walls to the besieging French forces. I visited it as part of the "Turin Underground" tour which also includes a number of other interesting... More

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