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4 of 5 bubbles Review of Forte di Bard

Forte di Bard
Ranked #1 of 5 things to do in Bard
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Owner description: 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).
Bristol, United Kingdom
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170 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
“Good but...”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 November 2012

The Bastion of Bart is something of huge:

the location creates something of Majestic around this massive architecture.
It's extremely fascinating, but the interior is modern: the bastion is used like art gallery, not always related to the castle life. Be always careful in case of congress.

It's just my point of view, but it's a shame that the interior have been modernized.

Visited January 2012
2 Thank Micol M
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Pasadena, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
“spectacular bastion on a hill”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2012

I had for years meant to visit this fort in the middle of Val d'Aosta in northwestern Italy on the road to France and the tunnel under Mont Blanc. Being the castle was over run, after a long siege by Napeleon and virtually distroyed, much of the historical features were lost, and now is a cultural center. The village at the bottom still shows bullet holes in the building that survived the battle. Transversing the road to the top is worth the time; ride up and walk down.

Visited March 2012
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London, United Kingdom
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295 reviews
24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 107 helpful votes
“fantastic fortress”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 July 2012

at the top of a mountain, stunning fortress with modern exhibitions, often concerts and good food

Visited July 2012
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Harrogate, England, United Kingdom
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58 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
“an amazing experience”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 July 2012

This is a museum of all aspects of Alpine life, which has been created with the most wonderful technology. Glass lifts take you up to the museum, with spectacular views, and once there you can immerse yourself in the Alps - "fly" over the pastures, see the wildlife, how people lived, the history of mountaineering etc. You must not miss the opportunity to visit.

Visited June 2012
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“Very visual”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 February 2012

I loved the museum in the Forte di bard. It has something for all the senses and everything is done with Italian flair. Lots of interest. You will learn the legend of the Dahu (a bit like the Scottish haggis!). There are also videos - one I remember is the eagle's view of the valley. Lots of information on the flora, fauna and geological structures. Older kids would also enjoy. Good place to go on a rainy day on the summer - or if you want a break from skiing in the winter.

Visited August 2011
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