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.
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
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.
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
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
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
We were excited to see this 18th century replica medieval village but our experience was less than satisfactory! First of all, it's really far out of town. We and to transfer twice on public transportation to get here from the main town square. Once we actually found this secluded attraction we were annoyed to see so many tacky souvenir shops... More
It is funny how a joke among late 1800's poets became some sort of statement in the green lung of Turino. Simple as that: a bunch of poets made a bet, assuming it was funny and socially interesting to reconstruct a village that would work and function like in the Middle Ages. Since then, the Village serves as a little... More
Borgo medioevale is just a bit too much 'artefact' a sorto of deep mix of everything... but not bad at all. Good to stay a sunday morning for a walk..
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