Parco del Valentino, Turin

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Take a relaxing walk through Parco del Valentino, officially opened in 1856 as the country’s first public garden. The vast park contains a botanical garden, a castle, and a medieval village built specifically for the 1884 World’s Fair. The park stretches along the Po River and covers an area of about 50 hectares (124 acres). For the first few decades of the 20th century, the park served as the site of popular car races, the most notable of which was the 1948 Italian Grand Prix. The days of cars speeding over the park’s paved circuit are long gone, but the site still contains a special bench built in honor of Enzo Ferrari, perhaps the country’s best known racecar driver and automotive entrepreneur. See Parco del Valentino and all Turin has to offer by arranging your trip with our Turin online visit planner .
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  • departure and arrival of the half marathon, beautiful area unfortunately bad weather with rain spoiled a little bit throughout the Organization, Board the medieval area although a makeover is beautiful
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  • The Valentino Park is without a doubt one of those places where you can relax, where you can breathe clean air, lie down on the grass, see the rowers who train along the Po or still drinking a beer with friends. Inevitable: a ride in the wonderful medieval Border! Ah! Sharpen the view ... squirrels around:)
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  • This is a nice well kept park which runs along the river Po. It hosts a few little food huts along with taking in the usual dog walkers, joggers and cyclists. Unfortunately it also attracts sleeping v...  more »
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  • Awesome experience if you're looking for something calmer in Turin (off high season). The park is FULL of friendly squirrels. Do watch out for your food. Nice play to chill and walk around if you don't like the always busy city. Medieval village is not exactly historical in comparison to the rest of Turin. It was built for an expo in XIX century, so it's only "medieval" in style (and not even that really, as it's romanticised, not exact). It's free access though and looks good on pictures ;)
  • Fantastic park very large and located in the center of Turin. Great for walks, sport and picnic as well as for visiting the several historical features present in the park.
  • An age old historical park located by the bank of river Po at Turin, Italy. Excellent place for natural bio diversity. You will find lots of squirrel, and can offer them nuts. It will be an amazing experience to feed nuts to the squirrels of the park.
  • Lovely big park 🏞 to wonder round by the river. Children's amusement Park also
  • Molto bello di giorno fare una passeggiata nel parco. Pericoloso la sera. Appena fa buio compaiono gli spacciatori.
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