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Valentine Park (Parco del Valentino) Tours

Valentine Park (Parco del Valentino)
Turin’s oldest public park, the Valentine Park (Parco del Valentino) is also one of the city’s prettiest green spaces. Measuring nearly 125 acres (50.5 hectares), the landmark made its debut in 1852 and hugs the River Po. In addition to prime picnicking turf, the park also contains attractions ranging from a replica medieval village to the grand Castello del Valentino.

The Basics
Known to locals as “Il Valentino,” this sweeping public park is the second-largest in the city and is frequented by visitors and Turin residents alike. Its crowning glory is the Castello del Valentino (a royal residence of the House of Savoy and UNESCO World Heritage Site), but the Parco del Valentino also houses myriad other highlights, from botanical gardens and a reproduction of a medieval village to paved pathways that once constituted a racetrack. Alongside the Mole Antonelliana, the park has become a popular symbol of the city.

The Parco del Valentino can be glimpsed on hop-on hop-off bus itineraries, and it is also a popular stop on languid bike tours of Turin.

Things to Know Before You Go
  • The park is free for all to visit, though entry policies for individual attractions vary.
  • Boat rentals are hosted on the River Po during the warmer months.
  • Landscape architect Jean-Pierre Barillet-Deschamps contributed to the park’s design, while sculptor Pietro Canonica created the triumphal arch that stands at its entrance.
  • The Parco del Valentino was once host to major automotive events, from the Gran Premio del Valentino to the Italian Grand Prix.

How to Get There
The Parco del Valentino is located within easy walking distance of central Turin, and it is also served by the 7, 9, 16CD, 16CS, 18, 24, 33, 52, 67, 91T, 93,108, 259, and 299 tram and bus lines. Alternatively, the park can be reached by car (there are numerous parking spaces available for visitors) or by bike (the park is crisscrossed by paved, bike-friendly paths).

When to Get There
While the Parco del Valentino is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week, it is best to visit during daytime hours. Note that the hours for individual attractions can vary, so it’s wise to research in advance of your travels. The park is at its most appealing during the spring and summer months, when picnickers spend long hours relaxing on the grass.

The Castello del Valentino
Dating to the early 17th century, the grand Castello del Valentino is the park’s picturesque highlight. Formally a royal home for members of the House of Savoy, the facility now houses a branch of the Polytechnic University of Turin and is only occasionally open to the public. Its grounds house the Orto Botanico dell'Università di Torino, a major botanical garden and arboretum.
Address: Corso Massimo d'Azeglio, Turin, Italy
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Turin history, art & nature in one place

Turin history, art & nature in one place

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This tour is the perfect choice if you like baroque and landscape art, history, royal mansions, medieval castles and want to enjoy the riverside, squirrels and ducks in the most ancient public park of Turin. The Valentino park is a must to see in Turin and you will appreciate it even more with someone who is living in the city for 42 years that will show you with knowledge and humor (why not?) also more hidden spots, in addition to the main features. The park hosts the Rock Garden (crossed by paved paths, little streams, water features, terraces, contemporary sculptures), a French style baroque Castle owned by the royal family, a charming Medieval Village with its artisan shops and drawbridge, the impressive Fountain of the 12 Months and much more. I'll be also at your complete disposal for any questions about Turin/Italy: what to visit, where to eat, transport, culture, language, etc. to make your experience as useful as possible. Consider me like your LOCAL FRIEND, not a guide! *** IMPORTANT: The visit can start between 11am and 5pm, depending on the weather, season... THE SCHEDULE YOU SEE ONLINE IS MERELY INDICATIVE, CONTACT ME BEFORE BOOKING. ✓✓✓ Please WRITE to me BEFORE booking (to +39 33 94 60 48 85 or here in the Questions & Answers) also since, depending on your availability and language, another day/hour would fit you better and I could ask you to change the day (the tour can be in 4 languages).
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A Film Lovers Guide to Turin (Torino): Private Walking Tour

A Film Lovers Guide to Turin (Torino): Private Walking Tour

One of the most impressive cities to be set to film, Turin is highly regarded among cinematographers for its broad streets, shady archways, charming cafes and magical ambiance. Delve into film history and Turin’s vibrant cinema culture with your expert guide on this private three-hour tour, taking you inside the famous Mole Antonelliana (Museum of Cinema) and to the most famous film backdrops in the city.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Highlights of Turin Bike Tour

Highlights of Turin Bike Tour

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Explore Turin by bike on a 3.5-hour tour with an informative guide. Discover the city of Italy's royal family, including famous attractions such as the castle, Valentino Park, and Mole Antonelliana, along with hidden gems that are favored by the locals. Choose between a morning or afternoon tour with a small group limited to 13 participants. Includes guide and use of bike equipment.
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  • 3 hours 30 minutes
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Turin City Hop-on Hop-off Tour

Turin City Hop-on Hop-off Tour

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Discover the charming Italian city of Turin on a hop-on hop-off sightseeing tour on a distinctive double-decker bus. From a panoramic top-deck vantage point, see all of Turin’s spectacular sights while listening to informative commentary. Cruise past landmarks like Parco del Valentino and Museo Scienze Natural and disembark whenever an attraction captures your attention. Enjoy a 24-hour or 48-hour validity period of your ticket and hop-on or hop-off the bus at numerous conveniently located stops.
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  • 45 minutes to 1 hour 20 minutes
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