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Review of Borgo Medievale

Borgo Medievale
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$14.38*
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Turin City Hop-on Hop-off Tour
Ranked #29 of 420 things to do in Turin
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: 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.
Reviewed July 18, 2012

Interesting experience, very tourist oriented but worth the visit

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Reviewed April 5, 2012

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 tourist trap and resembles a silly masquerade in a time and a place where ancient culture still exists and gives a vibrant proof of its existence just being there, gratis et amore for the sake of our spoiled Italian self, so no need to copycat Vegas in building some stupid fake crap.
At least Vegas has Casinos and beautiful shows.

4  Thank Californiadwarf
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Reviewed February 22, 2012

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..

1  Thank Maxsalut
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Reviewed March 7, 2010

This lovely hamlet in the Parco Valentino is a perfect reproduction of a Medieval village. It is a really great place to visit. There is a castle that can be visited and also the village itself with shops. Definitely recommended.

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