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Forte di Bard

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Address: Bard, Italy
Phone Number: 39 0125 833811

Fortress of Bard complex is the protagonist of a wide project aimed at the...

Fortress of Bard complex is the protagonist of a wide project aimed at the creation of a cultural pole in the Western Alps of Italy. From impregnable defence for the valley the Fortress has been transformed into a gateway to the Alps’ culture and traditions, with a museum centre in the forefront of the international scenery dedicated to the mountain. Nowadays the Fortress offers only a part of the several activities planned by the project, whose purpose is to bring together innovative cultural spaces, services and accommodation in one single structure. To complete the project, in addition to the Museum of the Alps, The Children’s Alps, and the space for temporary exhibitions, Fortress of Bard will host two other museums (Frontiers Museum; Fortress Museum), an info-point to promote the cultural artistic heritage of Valle d’Aosta Region (already working); a school area provided with a lecture room for lessons, meetings and film projections; two conference rooms; a media centre; historical and thematic paths; a small refined hotel, a restaurant and a café (already working).

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The fort is dominating the Dora valley, when you walk through the fortress walkway you can understand how strategic it was. The access to the fortress an the 3 panoramic elevators... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

I went there specifically for two exhibitions (Erwitt and Chagall). I was expecting a lot from the building, but it is nothing more that a quite traditional military building from 800. Considering the position (basically it is facing Swiss border) I wonder what was the real utility. It has for sure restructured. The area has limited parking space and the... More 

Thank Ibosio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

The fort is dominating the Dora valley, when you walk through the fortress walkway you can understand how strategic it was. The access to the fortress an the 3 panoramic elevators is free, you pay for every single exhibition to the ticket office located to the top. The Alps Museum deserve for sure a visit, consider at least 2 hs... More 

Thank carmine d
Zagreb, Croatia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

From outside look impressive, and from inside is very interesting and you can have it very good scenery of valley form it. For me it's better than Fenis castle. Ticket is 12€, and its need about 1-2h to make a tour.

Thank Hrvoje Z
Bend, Oregon
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The Fort is cool, but if you are intrigued with checking out the Alpine Museum get ready for a Bazar, bazar experience. We didn't really know what to think except it was the strangest museum ever. Beyond boring most of the time, dizzy videos that you could not look at, strangest videos on top of that as well. I would... More 

Thank BendMare
Orlando, Florida
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The fort has an impressive look when you are approaching it. Also you can have a wonderful view onto surrounding area from the top of this fortress. There is no any historical expositions inside. This is more like a cultural center with different exhibitions that sometimes can be very interesting. For this purposes you need to check their calendar to... More 

Thank Anatoly S
Copenhagen, Denmark
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had fun walking up to the fort and enjoying the view. It's free to get up to the fort - and the exhibits weren't too expensive. It's definitely a well-run museum, but I wish there was more about the history of the fort and the people who lived there in the exhibits. We visited the prisons, which were interesting,... More 

Thank Julia1988
Evora, Portugal
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Visiting this fort is taking part in a piece of history. There I could easily imagine Napoleon´s troops trying to conquer the place...and their frustation. The view to Vale d'Aosta is great too

Thank SandraVidal
Swindon, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2016

An absolutely fabulous few days, in a majestic fort with incredible views over the Aosta valley. Amazing staff, who can't do enough for you, location is almost perfect. A totally relaxing and incredible place to stay ideally located for many places whatever your taste.

Thank mgkersey
Central Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 275 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2016

This might of been the highlight of our 3-day visit to Aosta and the valley....well at least top two with the Gondola up to Mt Blanc # 1. This fort is simply stunning and its history is very compelling. You can almost visualize the cannons and guns being shot down from this place as invaders tried to pass around it... More 

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Pissouri, Cyprus
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2016 via mobile

We managed to get there 2 hours before closing . Parked in a free lot (p2) and walked up through the path to the municipality building and hotel which were the beginning of fort bard . Once past the municipal building there is a funicular lift to the left. To Get to the main ticket area you have to take... More 

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