Forte di Bard

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Forte di Bard
4.5
10:00 - 19:00
Tuesday
10:00 - 18:00
Wednesday
10:00 - 18:00
Thursday
10:00 - 18:00
Friday
10:00 - 18:00
Saturday
10:00 - 19:00
Sunday
10:00 - 19:00
About
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).
Suggested duration
2-3 hours
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Naiara2013
Criciuma, SC31 contributions
Awesome
Jun 2020 • Solo
I visited this Forte and was an incredible history and view from there. I absolutely recommend visiting it.
Written 16 August 2020
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Trvlr_USUK
London, UK162 contributions
Super family friendly museum in the Aosta Valley
May 2019
A great place to visit while touring the Aosta Valley as there are 3 separate attractions to visit in the same place. First is the actual fortress with pretty surrounding views, next is the science-friendly Museum of the Alps that interested both the kids and the adults.
However the most enjoyable one with my family was 'The Ferdinando'. This museum covers military history of the Western Alp frontiers going all the way back to Roman times. We easily spent 3 hours here.
Written 11 November 2019
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allemandperdu
Munich51 contributions
A massive and impressive fortress
Jun 2019
A real impressive landmark. Film location for the Avengers, to make it even more attractive for kids.... Easy to reach and with a comfortable system of elevators feasible for all.
Written 4 September 2019
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Sean F
Limerick, Ireland309 contributions
Beautiful Fort
Jul 2019 • Couples
We visited here on our way down from the mountains.
It is one of the few castles in the area that you can visit without going on a guided tour.
You can go from the village to the top of the fort by taking three funicular carriages.
These are free and the views are amazing.
The fort itself is very impressive and interesting.
If you have time go for a stroll around Bard village.
Written 28 July 2019
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travellingsloths
Seattle, WA310 contributions
Fantastic fort in the val d'aosta
Apr 2019 • Couples
This very well renovated fort can be visited without a ticket but you would miss out a lot! You must go view the Museum of fortification to understand the importance of the fort and the castle in the valley.
We stayed in the hotel of the officiers of Cavour, which included the ticket to the exhibits and must have spent 3 hours in the Alps and in the Fortification museums.
Written 14 April 2019
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daveskiss
Doreen, Australia170 contributions
Napoleon Couldn’t Quite Acheive, But You Could
Feb 2019
This is a must do in the Aosta Valley. If you have a day off from skiing as I did a day spent exploring the many attractions that make up the Fort Bard will improve your history and your touring mood. Napoleon took a week or so to get in to the place. You can use a modern lifting system to scale the heights and experience the view.
Written 20 March 2019
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Mickpamg
Sydney, Australia134 contributions
Fort Bard and Hône
Oct 2018 • Couples
Driving up the Aosta Valley you cannot miss Fort Bard as it stares down on the twin towns of Bard and Hône. As it getting late we decide to stop for the evening. Fort Bard is now a hotel and conference centre as well as a history museum. €7.50pp is the basic museum entry although you can add on special exhibits for extra. You can take the 3 funiculars and walk the parapets for free if you've had enough of museums. The museum itself is modern and interactive, we really enjoyed it. Both the villages are worth exploring and there are lots of little cafes etc, but most were closed as we visited between the seasons.
Written 15 February 2019
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Liz O
Orinda, CA135 contributions
a nice stop, but not a destination
Jan 2019 • Family
This is a fine stop if you are driving by, but I would not go out of your way. The fort is interesting to view, but there is very little information provided about the fort itself so we didn't learn much. It was just a nice walk to the top. The space seems to be used mostly for exhibits, which we didn't pay to view.
Written 6 January 2019
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AlpUnicorn
32 contributions
Amazing Fort
Aug 2018
We visited all the museums within this fort whilst staying at its own hotel. It is fascinating and the museums are excellent using modern display methods with films and clever lighting and music to make it a full experience.
Written 14 August 2018
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jerseyjazz
New Jersey705 contributions
most interesting castle in Valle d'Aosta
Jul 2018 • Friends
Plan to spend a few hours. It is great fun to take the funiculars from level to level, then walk all the way down from the top. These things are free; the exhibits cost extra. Views are spectacular! Be sure also to walk through the borgo. There is a serviceable snack bar/cafeteria. During the week you may be able to park in the small parking structure underneath, but beware that the ramps are very narrow. It it easier to park along the road and walk a half-mile or so.
Written 11 August 2018
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