Castello del Valentino
Castello del Valentino
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FTMDave
Adria, Italy7,183 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Family
This impressive historical French-style chateau/castle is today the Faculty of Architecture of the University of Turin.

I like this about Italy, that historical buildings are still part of the fabric of everyday life.

As the University is a public building, visitors can wander about.

Part of the large Parco del Valentino park.
Written March 10, 2024
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Claire W
67 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2023
The castle is now the Faculty of Architecture of the university and they run tours for the public on Saturday mornings. Very easy to book on their website. The tour is only in Italian and presumes that you know lots about local history, but it is beautiful and worth seeing anyway.
Written March 18, 2023
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ANGELO V
Milan, Italy4,176 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2023
The Valentino Castle in Turin is a UNESCO heritage site. It was originally built during the 16th century as a hunting lodge, and it was enlarged several times during the 17th century. From 1824 it was used as barracks, and from 1861 it became the home of the Polytechnic School. Today it houses the Architecture and Design Department.

The castle can be visited only on Saturday mornings (free guided tours provided by the Polytechnic School).
Written March 9, 2023
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Jenny
Chieri, Italy37 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2019
Only manage to view the castle from the outside as it was not open during Sunday. Nevertheless, a walk at its nearby park is highly recommended during a sunny day as the view beside River Po is very nice.
Written October 30, 2019
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Food me away
Limassol City, Cyprus49 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2018 • Family
Should you ever visit Turin, I highly recommend this place. The entry fee is modest and you will be taken on a tour. It has unique artifacts, rooms, and a lovely garden. If you're not into visiting it, at least take a tour around it since you won't be disappointed.
Written July 17, 2018
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jordanellie41
Longridge, UK1,057 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2018 • Solo
This castle has a huge gated courtyard to it's front and beautiful four cornered turrets in french antique style architecture with numerous windows and monuments on the building facade. Inside all of the rooms are breathtaking with murals, paintings with gold leaf frames, and ceilings that wouldn't look out of place in a royal household.
Written March 18, 2018
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fizzy1991
Nashville, TN5,964 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2017
This "castle " from the outside is beautiful but it isn't open but every third Saturday of the month which isn't enough to plan your whole holiday around. The park surrounding the castle is pretty but the area is filled with graffiti and scary people. Don't waste your time or the walk. It's a long way.
Written August 26, 2017
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ejfraser
Solihull, UK772 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2017 • Friends
Built in 'French Style' looks more like a Grand Chateau. I believe it is open some Saturdays for guided tours . We only saw it from the 'Open Top Bus'.
Situated in the park of the same name on the banks of the River Po.
Written June 23, 2017
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kpiddy
Brisbane, Australia14,003 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2016 • Couples
Castello del Valentino is located in Parco del Valentino by the River Po, originally built at the start of the sixteenth century. When Princess Christine of France, the first regent in the Savoy State took over the residence in 1620 and she extensively renovated, rebuilding the stately wings and towers with French styled roofs. In 1997 the Castello was classified as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Currently the Castello is the main building of the Faculty of Architecture of Torino Polytechnic.

On the afternoon of our visit the main fence and gates of the Castello were covered over with plastic sheeting limiting our view, we entered through the side path where we were meet by a security guard who allowed us to just venture into the main courtyard of the building for a short while. We very much appreciated having the opportunity to observe and take in the grandeur of this building, the French styled roof tops, the embellishments around the windows.

The Castello is only open on the first and third Saturdays of the month for guided tours.
Written June 23, 2016
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carmen m
malta191 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2016 • Friends
We arrived in Turin Saturday morning.
Since I knew that it only opens 1st & 3rd Saturday of the month, we headed there as soon as we arrived at the hotel.
We were told that we couldn't go in because we didn't have online booking.
It's the first attraction that has this policy! It is ridiculous & definitely not tourist friendly.
You can only visit at 10:00 or at 11:30.
I didn't book because I didn't know if we will have any delays!!!
We were very disappointed
Written June 12, 2016
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