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Borgo Medievale

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Address: Viale Virgilio 107 | Parco del Valentino, 10126 Turin, Italy
Phone Number: +39 011 44 31 701/02
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Description: The Medieval Castle at the Valentino Park was built to host the Ancient...
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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Walk through the park and if no school groups are there it is very peaceful at the Castle. Walk on the pavement overlooking the river Po and enjoy a coffee or a light lunch.

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 7, 2015
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

Worth a detour if you are in the park, but this is a mock-up of the early 20th century, and so does not really live up to its name.

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Joinville, SC
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

Beautiful. Although it has been built for a world expo (so, it is not indeed medieval), it was created with the help of history researches and the result was awesome! There is a museum inside. The castle is placed inside the Valentino Park, which is also a jewel in Turin. Worth visiting it.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

Walk through the park and if no school groups are there it is very peaceful at the Castle. Walk on the pavement overlooking the river Po and enjoy a coffee or a light lunch.

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Boom, Belgium
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 119 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015 via mobile

Even during public opening hours they were not able to let me visit since there were too many group visits by schools... That is a shame, they should have indicated it on the website and added an announcement at the gate, I lost Quite some time walking to the castle and really wanted to visit it. They just told me... More 

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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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Esfahan, Iran
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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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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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Additional Information about Borgo Medievale

Address: Viale Virgilio 107 | Parco del Valentino, 10126 Turin, Italy
Phone Number: +39 011 44 31 701/02
Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Piedmont  >  Province of Turin  >  Turin>  > San Salvario
Open Hours:
Sunday 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
Monday 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
Tuesday 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
Wednesday 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
Thursday 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
Friday 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
Saturday 9:00 am - 7:00 pm

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