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Borgo Medievale

Viale Virgilio 107 | Parco del Valentino, 10126 Turin, Italy (San Salvario)
+39 011 44 31 701/02
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Ranked #38 of 130 Attractions in Turin
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: History Museums, Museums
Owner description: The Medieval Castle at the Valentino Park was built to host the Ancient Art section of the 1884...
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Type: History Museums, Museums
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Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
Owner description: The Medieval Castle at the Valentino Park was built to host the Ancient Art section of the 1884 Turin Expo: along the Po river and surrounded by walls, the richly furnished castle rises above a small cluster of houses and workshop. The buildings and the decorations are faithful copies of 15th century castles as most indications for the furniture and the settings came from the Civic Museum of Ancient Art. Within this great exhibition, that was meant too promote the industrial, technological and bussiness development of the city, the medieval castle was intended as an educational and promotional tool.

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8 reviews 8 reviews
8 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

Although built in the late 19th century, this lovely place captures the (albeit more sterile) feel of a place many centuries before. The friendly guides on weekends are all dressed in period clothing and the narrow alleys, are filled with old shop displays that showed how people lived back then. The Castello itself is really, really nice. Situated right along... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014

I love this place specially by night with all lights you feel really in another atmosphere! Also by day it's amazin! The view is great and it's really interesting! Absolutely suggested!

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Blonay, Switzerland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

Pleasent afternoon pass-time with children. Combine the visit to the Borgo with a calm walk or bike through Valentino park.

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

If you are going to Valentino Park, which you should, this area is worth a stroll through. It is free if you do not want to go inside the buildings. There is a lot to look at and a gift shop.

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Malta
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2013

The castle is well mantained but it is not free to go in. to enter in the village its free and its worth a look. worth a visit if you are in Valentino Park.

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Cheshunt, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2013

we only walked through the free part and the paid for gardens and not the castle which had a fee- it is a mock up of a medieval village. It had a small art exhibition which was good. The gardens were very small and rather disappointing. The rest was very touristy but quite a pleasant jaunt if walking through the... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2013

If you or your family members have not seen a medieval castle or town before, this re-creation will be very enjoyable for you. It can be seen in an hour, easily. While not an authentic castle, it is well done with integrated elements from actual towns and castles from all around Italy.

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Giaveno, Italy
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2013

I was there many times as re-enactor and tourist. Last time on 3 march 2013. The area was built in 1884 and in my opinion is a quite good reproduction of some well-known spots around Piedmont. So while visiting it and - if you want to spent some euros also... - its castle (in italian "la rocca") you can see... More 

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Malta
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2012

I must admit to being candidly awestruck by the ingenuity of the Borgo Medievale, a make-believe historical reconstruction of a Piedmontese medieval village, carefully set up in 1884 for the Exhibition of Turin. It encapsulates all the characteristics of a miniature medieval city but consciously including the metaphors of fairy-tales and of story-telling. The visitor is simply carried away by... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2012

This small Medieval village was built for the Turin expo of 1884. The buildings and decorations are faithful copies of 15th century castles. It was a let down because you get a sort of Disneyland feeling, where you watch something that isn't real. You see the church, that looks great but when you go in, it turns out the exterior... More 

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