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Borgo Medievale

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Neighbourhood: San Salvario
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Address: Viale Virgilio 107 | Parco del Valentino, 10126 Turin, Italy
Phone Number: +39 011 443 1701
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The Medieval Castle at the Valentino Park was built to host the Ancient Art...

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.

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More medieval than the middle ages

This 'medieval' village was built for the 1884 Turin Exposition and has subsequently been used as the setting for several movies. A lovely place to visit on a warm afternoon with... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 12 October 2016
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

It's probably the time of year or the time of day (during reposa) that we were there, but there wasn't a lot of activity in the village when we walked through. We went on the mandatory tour (Italian only, so we were given English tour books to read which was very helpful). The castle is pretty neat with the different... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016

This 'medieval' village was built for the 1884 Turin Exposition and has subsequently been used as the setting for several movies. A lovely place to visit on a warm afternoon with views ver the Po river.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016

This was a real surprise. The Borgo Medievale is a recreation of a medieval village that was built to host the Ancient Art section of the 1884 Turin Expo. It’s located in Valentino Park on the banks of the Po River. The castle and other buildings are faithful copies of 15th century buildings from the area so we're not talking... More 

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Basingstoke, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 September 2016

Not much to see. Looks like something Disney has made for one of their attractions. Great location, could be a lot better

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Mosta, Malta
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 September 2016

This village offers a taste of life in a medieval borgo (village) with all the skills, tasks and activities that the people of those times did. You are transported back into medieval times in a wonderful setting close to the river.

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Petworth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 August 2016 via mobile

Great little place to walk around, medieval buildings which are beautiful. Small shops for gifts Ned little bits to entertain the kids.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 August 2016

The Italians take their reconstructions very seriously, so accuracy is not in any doubt here. Details taken from historical records and beautifully executed. Tour in Italian, but really good booklet available to read as you go round. The garden is delightful too. Go! It's like stepping back in time. Not Disneyfied at all, but totally authentic. Afterwards, jump on the... More 

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Freeland, Washington
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2016

Loved getting a feel for some of Torino's history. Such an amazing example of castles in the Piedmont area. As English speakers we super appreciated the written booklet lent to us at the start of the castle tour. We got one of the last tours of the day so it was hot and we felt a bit rushed, but what... More 

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Chisinau, Moldova
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 July 2016

I've never seen a medieval place like this one, there are still blacksmiths and printed machines, this little village has even medieval music on the outside, a very nice restaurant inside and a lot of beautiful things to see.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 July 2016

The reconstitution is fun but small. It also has a few souvenir stores and a restaurant. Fun for kids to discover.

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