Museo Pietro Micca

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Museo Pietro Micca
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puppypatrol
Chieri, Italy176 contributions
Very friendly and helpful staff lead you on a fascinating tour
Feb 2021
We enjoyed this chance to go below Torino and learn about the fascinating story of Piero Micca and the vast network of tunnels from the early 1700's. the tour was in Italian, but there is an English -language audio guide to listen to. If you are claustrophobic it could get a little dicey down in the tunnels but I am not a fan of enclosed spaces and I did just fine.
Written 20 February 2021
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Wendy W
16 contributions
Fantastic historical tour.
Feb 2020 • Couples
An amazing tour guide with fantastic knowledge of the site, takes you back in time to the wonders hidden beneath the city.
Written 18 February 2020
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Adam
Warwickshire, UK37 contributions
No access to the tunnels
Oct 2019 • Couples
Put aside at least half a day to visit this attraction. Not because it's particularly interesting but because that is how long you may have to wait before being allowed access to the tunnels. I don't speak Italian so perhaps I misunderstood some aspect of the visit. After spending nearly an hour and a half in the museum's two rooms and listening to the audio guide twice over, we were told we still could not join the next tour and to wait another 15 minutes. At this point we decided to cut our losses and leave; we were never getting into the tunnels. The staff seemed friendly, and maybe it was bad luck that there was a school trip, but only visit if you have a strong interest in the specific history. It was only six euros lost, but the cost of a wasted morning is much greater.
Written 30 October 2019
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Corrado's family
Turin, Italy20 contributions
Excellent sharing our heritage
Sep 2019 • Family
Sunday afternoon. 1 hour visit with short intro video, museum and the underground caves. 3 euros for adults. Free kids below 10 years old. A voluntary guide was really helpful and caring with the guests open to reply to all the questions. Better for kids above 10 yo to understand better the historical situation and context. You have to book the visit given that a guide must drive the group
Written 3 September 2019
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Marina
Santa Fe, NM174 contributions
amazing tunnels
Apr 2019 • Friends
Underground passages dug by hand when fighting the French in the 18th century. All brick-lined, and in those times, the men under there felt the brick edges to navigate. There are amazing little mushrooms sprouting down there, too!
Written 18 June 2019
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216RayC
Birmingham, UK24 contributions
A hidden gem of a museum
Mar 2019
Pleasantly surprised by this Museum. As with all Turin museums, exhibits were marked in English. The Museum tells the story of the siege of Turin by the French in 1706 and the heroism of a tunneller Pietro Micca. A highlight is a guided tour of some of the 14 km of tunnels built by the local soldiers which ran under the French lines and the besieged local forces used to destroy the French artillery.
Written 20 March 2019
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fortworthgal59
Fort Worth, TX39 contributions
Historical Must See
Nov 2018 • Friends
I lived in Turin for 3 years and never knew about this story or museum. I recently visited Turin to see friends and discovered this hidden gem. Across from train station Porta Susa, 3 euro admission, headphones in several languages, and wonderful displays of the battle and underground tour. In great detail you will learn of a Pietro Micca and how he sacrificed his own life to spare Turin against French invasion. It’s a winner!!!
Written 9 December 2018
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gruyeresuisse
switzerland90 contributions
Wonderful hidden gem of a museum
Sep 2018 • Family
Well worth the visit. The museum was extremely interesting and showed the lesser known history and heroes of Turin. The tour guide was unbelievably good, detailed, and seriously passionate. He responded to questions and explained in depth. The volunteers should be commended for their efforts in maintaining this museum to such high standards. Do not miss this museum, AND especially the guided tour when visiting Torino. Being taken to the underground tunnels during the tour was a unique experience.
Written 30 September 2018
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Deborah A
London, UK161 contributions
I agree with other viewers - this is a really fascinating place to visit BUT....
Aug 2018 • Couples
I would strongly advise that if you don't speak Italian, listen to at least part of the audio guide before you go on the tunnel tour as it is very difficult to keep up otherwise. We were given our guides and they were on the wrong number and we didn't realise how to work them or what order to listen and you should listen to the first few sections before you descend to get the context of what is going on. Our Italian guide did explain some things in English but with most of the group we were with being Italian, we got probably only about 30% of what they were hearing. HOWEVER, big thumbs up to the retired gentleman who was our guide as afterwards when we asked for more info on the siege of Turin he gave us a private tour of the little museum in English and I handled my first - and probably last! - ever 18th century canon ball and yes it was very heavy indeed. Nice man, and a great place to visit.
Written 27 August 2018
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Syd M
175 contributions
Very interesting
Aug 2018 • Solo
This is a really interesting, slightly off the beaten track museum dedicated to the French siege of turin. If you are English speaker, make sure you arrange for an English speaking guide. Without guide you can’t go into the tunnels.

Only takes just over an hour.
Written 22 August 2018
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