Borgo Medioevale

Turin, Italy

The Borgo Medioevale in Turin, Italy, is an open air museum and reconstructed medieval village and castle. It is located in the Parco del Valentino (Valentino Park) on the riverbank of the Po river. It was built for the 1884 Italian general exposition and it was constructed by replicating and mimicking late-medieval architecture of the Piedmont region.

The reconstructed architecture, decorations, and landscaping followed strict criteria of faithfulness to historical models. Over 40 sites (including castles, villages, and churches) all across Piedmont and Aosta Valley were used as models and many intellectuals, historians, artists and technicians took part in the project. Among the structures that served as models are Fénis Castle, Issogne Castle, Verrès Castle, and Ivrea Castle.

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Viale Virgilio 107, Turin, Italy
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Details

Founded: 1884
Category: Museums in Italy

More Information

en.wikipedia.org

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User Reviews

Seimen Burum (5 months ago)
Jus a small street with mainly shops for tourists and some historical information. When I visited, there was a lot of construction work going on hiding many buildings
SA Reviewer (6 months ago)
Absolutely love this place. Gorgeous replica medieval village with souvenir shops. Entrance is free!
Tadas Malinauskas (7 months ago)
Interesting reconstruction of the medieval town, it was constructed at the turn of the 20th century, using medieval drawings to make it look authentic. Inside there are blacksmiths, printing, jeweler shops where you can buy all sorts of items from rings to swords and armor. The place is situated in the well kept park next to the river, so you have an extra bonus of exploring it as well.
Jorge Aguirre (9 months ago)
Beautiful place. My family was actually fooled thinking it was actually medieval, and not a product of a world exposition. If happen to be in Turin and have some spear time, give it a go, kids will like it
Amit Zenou (11 months ago)
A lovely historical site in the middle of one of the most beautiful parks in Turin! My friend and I were amazed and pleasantly surprised at how majestic the attraction was… it’s worth exploring on a sunny day!
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