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Damanhur - Templi dell'Umanita

Via Pramarzo 3 | Baldissero Canavese, 10080 Turin, Italy
+39 0124 512236
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My 19 year old insisted that we take a day long tour here. I don't regret broadening my horizons... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Mari R
Tulsa, Oklahoma
This place is amazing

I don't buy into all their beliefs, but their temples of humankind are absolutely amazing. Go... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
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Nestled in the alpine foothills north of Piedmont, Italy, between Turin and Aosta, is a truly magical place on earth called Damanhur. In a 15-kilometer area surrounding the lush, green valley of Valchiusella lives a very active, multilingual community of 600 people. Damanhur is a self-sufficient Federation with its own Constitution, culture, art, music, currency, schools and uses of science and technology. At the same time, its citizens generously share their depth of knowledge, research and resources with the rest of the world through numerous centers, associations and outreach in many cities around the world, as well as by hosting thousands of visitors each year who participate in tours, seminars, retreats and courses through Damanhur University. The community has attracted interest from scholars, educators and researchers in the fields of art, social sciences, spirituality, medicine and alternative health, economics and environmental sustainability.
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Via Pramarzo 3 | Baldissero Canavese, 10080 Turin, Italy
+39 0124 512236
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Reviewed 2 days ago

My 19 year old insisted that we take a day long tour here. I don't regret broadening my horizons, but if you love Italian Renaissance art and architecture and have limited time in Italy then don't tour here. However, if you want a different experience,...More

Thank Mari R
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I don't buy into all their beliefs, but their temples of humankind are absolutely amazing. Go there to see the society and art they created! I was blown away by their temples, enjoyed their meditations and labyrinths. It was expensive but to me worth the...More

Thank dondilyons
Reviewed May 2, 2017 via mobile

To visit this place and tour the temples was awe-inspiring and overwhelming! I truly felt a connection to this place and felt an incredible peace there. The amount of work, creativity, and ingenuity to create this place moved me to tears. This place is a...More

Thank BBinUSA
Reviewed April 16, 2017 via mobile

Beautiful and amazing human and spiritual journey. Those temples are the essence of love and the communion of all beliefs, religions and divinities. Our second time there. Always discovering more of the master work of all artists, artisans (paintings, sculptures, glass, stones...). But most amazing...More

1  Thank Flocine
Reviewed April 2, 2017

If you are in this area, visiting Damanhur's Temples of Humankind is a must. The entire 8,000 cubic meters is a work of art dedicated to all peoples and religions. Considering it is dug into a mountain - and started with hand tools!, it is...More

Thank E. E
Reviewed February 5, 2017

I can only say that I had a wonderful experience at Damanhur. Everyone were so welcoming and kind. We had booked a 5 day visit including tour of Damanhur, meditation in the Temples of Humankind, visit to the Sacred Forest and staying overnight in the...More

1  Thank Lone S
Reviewed December 29, 2016

We had a full day Damanhur visit that cost 118euro. It was 3,5 hours in the morning plus 3 hours from 3pm. People are very kind and open hearted. Everything that has been built in this area is very impressive and completely differs from main...More

1  Thank Dmitry K
Reviewed November 2, 2016

I went there because National Geographic said it was the 8th wonder of the world. The caves were interesting, but in order to see them, you had to go through an indoctrination of the cult life. I suppose some would be interested in that alternative...More

6  Thank Sandi D
Reviewed July 23, 2016

We took a 1-day tour and stayed overnight in one of the guestrooms (which was very comfortable). The tour included grounds of this unique Federation in Italy, DamanhurCrea—factory turned workshops, artistic studios, museum, grocery and food service; tours of many of the exquisite underground temples,...More

2  Thank NJWMc
Reviewed June 15, 2016

Nice place with good story behind it. The architecture is interesting and sometimes marvelous. The entrance fees are much too high.

2  Thank Shiri_Sh_10
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June 22, 2016|
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Response from Damanhur S | Property representative |
We have our own guest houses Toby7654 for easy access. We are also connected to several hotels in the area: Hotel Rivarolo (4 stars) 10 km (5.5 miles) from Damanhur Corso Indipendenza, 76 – 10086 Rivarolo... More
May 10, 2016|
Response from Damanhur S | Property representative |
Con te Mary, We have a guest house where you can stay throughout your studies. Please contact Damanhur University by going to our website, which is Damanhur org and clicking on Contact Us on the bottom. They will take care... More
July 10, 2015|
Response from Damanhur S | Property representative |
Con te Hemalata. You can find information about all our visits, guest houses and how to get to Damanhur on our website (we can't post the link because of the rules here, but if you Google Damanhur it will come up). At the... More