Borgo Medievale

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Borgo Medievale

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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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Mandy
39 contributions
interesting visit to medieval castle
Aug 2019
You can walk round part of the medieval attraction for free but pay for the castle tour. There were only 4 of us in the group and though in Italian a booklet in english is provided. Although the castle in not an original building many of its features are based on other castles in the area.The guide explained how life would have been in medieval times. I had no idea that when it was meal time all the food was left on the tables and people helped themselves as servants werent allowed in the room with the masters.She also explained that the squirrels who run about in the adjoining Valentina park like to sleep in the castle.I think alot more could be done to this attraction as the shops arent very inviting and some demonstrations of ancient crafts and skills would add to the experience.But we enjoyed the tour and included in our tourist pass.
Written 30 October 2019
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Bobs-big-vacation
Wales336 contributions
Worthwhile for visit to park and river
Sep 2019
Artificially medieval but also historic in it's own right, it serves a purpose in geting you out of the city and walking through a lovely park. Better still, take the riverside walk back into town. Charming.
Written 23 September 2019
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Dognamedboo
Pollenca, Spain136 contributions
Waste of time and money
Sep 2019
This looks like a Disney medieval village. Shops selling tat and overpriced drinks.toilets disgusting holes in the floor ( not trying to be medieval either!) tour of the 'castle' ( they're having a laugh surely) in Italian only with English notes. The medicinal garden is like a very badly kept allotment. Overgrown and it's where you're abandoned at the end of the tour. Don't bother going.
Written 17 September 2019
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HameshaIndia
New Delhi, India180 contributions
Absolutely worth it because of the garden!
Aug 2019 • Couples
The Valentino Park in which this is situated is one of the best parks we have ever seen. Not so big, but just the right size for families, beautiful water bodies,the best fountain we have seen anywhere in Europe, including in Rome. Fountain of the 12 months and different types of trees, a beautiful river flowing past the garden.

But Borgo Medievale itself is a great idea but a lot of attractions are closed, like the shops that should be showing how they produce goods, and the house that is shown doesn't have that much of a lived-in feeling. It could be improved.
Written 24 August 2019
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mummyofaandw
Chelmsford95 contributions
Step back in time
Aug 2019 • Family
Although we knew the Borgo was a 19th century creation it was certainly possible to suspend belief and think it was “real” although I suspect the designers behind the Borgo had a slightly romanticised version of how comfortable the castle would have been! Entry was free with an optional tour (in Italian) of the castle for €5 - we were given booklets to read in advance over a coffee in the cafe. The tour took c. 45 minutes and gave a glimpse of how the lord would have lived. There were also various shops in the Borgo specialising in medieval clothing, weaponry and chain mail. This was a really handy stop for us as it was very near our hotel and we followed it up by a leisurely walk along the Po into the centre.
Written 11 August 2019
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N A
Bologna, Italy365 contributions
Very nice and difficult to skip
Apr 2019 • Couples
In the heart of Torino you cannot miss this one. But please give it more than a quick look. This building is very beautiful!
Written 5 July 2019
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Beetle101
Melbourne, Australia135 contributions
Contrast to the rest
May 2019 • Couples
I have never been to a medieval castle and village so wasn't sure what was real and what was built for tourists It was very interesting and took the time to do the tour of the castle. Unfortunately the tour guide only spoke in Italian. A small group which made it enjoyable.
Written 15 June 2019
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B1714D
Belgrade, Serbia9,679 contributions
Very authentic
May 2019 • Friends
Borgo Medievale is a real life size and very truthful replica of a medieval village. It's situated in the beautiful Valentino park by the river Po and was built for 1884 world expo.
It's all in a theme park style and considered the predecessor of them, but don't expect any rides here. Entrance is free.
Few cafes and eateries close by.
Written 23 May 2019
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xkwztmnl
26 contributions
Get A Feel for the Real Medieval
Apr 2019 • Friends
The unpaved streets, the mud in the Spring, the small shops and the silver artisans and leather workers, the rain, the vegetable seller, and the very cosy cafe facing the river, all add up to a unique experience!
Written 27 April 2019
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ValerioDM
Udine, Italy711 contributions
Peculiar place to visit
Mar 2019 • Solo
Very nice place to visit while walking on the river side of Po close to parco del Valentino.
Small but very nice place to visit. Well maintained and unusual in the contest. You you like you can also visit the castle.
Written 30 March 2019
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