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“Worth a stroll through.”
Review of Borgo Medievale

Borgo Medievale
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US$12.16*
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Turin City Hop-on Hop-off Tour
Ranked #30 of 405 things to do in Turin
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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 28 May 2014

If you are going to Valentino Park, which you should, this area is worth a stroll through. It is free if you do not want to go inside the buildings. There is a lot to look at and a gift shop.

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Reviewed 28 September 2013

The castle is well mantained but it is not free to go in. to enter in the village its free and its worth a look. worth a visit if you are in Valentino Park.

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Reviewed 27 August 2013

we only walked through the free part and the paid for gardens and not the castle which had a fee- it is a mock up of a medieval village. It had a small art exhibition which was good. The gardens were very small and rather disappointing. The rest was very touristy but quite a pleasant jaunt if walking through the beautiful park

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Reviewed 30 July 2013

If you or your family members have not seen a medieval castle or town before, this re-creation will be very enjoyable for you. It can be seen in an hour, easily. While not an authentic castle, it is well done with integrated elements from actual towns and castles from all around Italy.

1  Thank checkpointcheryl
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Reviewed 9 March 2013

I was there many times as re-enactor and tourist. Last time on 3 march 2013.

The area was built in 1884 and in my opinion is a quite good reproduction of some well-known spots around Piedmont. So while visiting it and - if you want to spent some euros also... - its castle (in italian "la rocca") you can see reproductions of parts of many castles such as Fénis , Issogne (the fountain), Verrès, Strambino, Manta, Challant, etc... but not only as you can also see some religious spots like: Church of "Confraternita" in Piossasco, the very beautiful "Precettorìa" of Saint Antony in Ranverso (near Avigliana, 25 km from Torino), Church of St. George in Valperga.
Another very interesting spot is near the drawbridge reproduction: there is a shop that makes armors and weapons (and I know it wery well as I bought here my fully functional XIV century knight armor, almost 12 years ago) and sometimes the owner will display blacksmithing techniques to visitors: the shop of Mastro Corradin.

I strongly suggest first time visitors, especially if with childrens, to plan a visit on the first Sunday of the month from march to september... as usually the castle guided tour includes also re-enactment from around 10:00 to 17:15 (when the last visit begins): tickets are sold in place, but the number is limited).

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