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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. It couldn't be easier to arrange your visit to Parco del Valentino and many more Turin attractions: make an itinerary online using Inspirock's Turin trip itinerary builder.
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  • It is nice to get away for a moment between the nature by tricking your brain to be out of the concrete and the chaos of the city, quiet, both for walks, bike rides, or just feel less stressed for a moment and relax
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  • In my weekend in Turin, I had to sacrifice the visit of Palazzo Madama to savor with the Sun the stroll in the Parco del Valentino. It was a lovely day and worth walking around, instead of closing inside. The lungo Po is relaxing. On the one hand there is the Park proper, with the Castle, the medieval village and the fountain of the seasons, which unfortunately was under restoration. On the other side instead, after crossing the bridge with its two beautiful gigantic statues, you can walk along its side of the River, enjoying the sunset behind the Castle, with the Sun reflecting off the water. There are those who do footing, who reads on the lawn, those who wear to walk the dog, who goes by bike or those who prefer rowing in a canoe. Just relaxing along the shore, on the way up, rising lovely Liberty villas, perfectly maintained, that frame to that scenario. Too bad I couldn't visit the rock inside, I have only seen at the entrance, but you can't do everything in a short time.
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  • Every time I visit Turin I don't lose the opportunity to visit the Park: always beautiful in any season. A joy the squirrels you approach without fear looking for peanuts.
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  • The Park of Turin. In its vertical extension from Corso Vittorio Emanuele southwards to Lingotto, it remember to the visitors the well-known Central Park. It often hosts stands and booths of international fairs and exhibits (b2c). Foreigners visiting Turin must have a relaxing walk in the big park to admire the longest Italian river and the other mighty side with the hill of Turin. The Valentino castle represent one of the two most beautiful historical buildings of the park, with the huge castle that is today the headquarter of the faculty of architecture (a branch of the Polytechnic of Turin). The latter looks like a small Versailles in the hearth of Turin. You can walk in the world, from New York to Paris in just some chilometers of the Valentino Park. Does it sound great, doesn't it?
  • Bellisimo is rather an understatement for this lovely park. It holds some historic history and also peaceful lake side views. Get a coffee and a sandwich and enjoy. One of those few places where you don't mind to having forgotten to get your headphones.
  • This is the main park in Turin. It holds several routes where people can freely jogging, skating or biking. The park is located along the river Po. In Autumn is full of squirrels and it's a great place for hanging out with friends.
  • I didn't have any idea that it's possible to have such a nice park in Italy! This is incredible! This is the only one public park in good shape and really nice it exists in Italy, like parks are in the whole Europe!
  • Nice and big park in Turin. During the day is the perfect place for a walk in the nature. Be aware that at night is not so safe.