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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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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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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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Maximize time spent in Turin with this laid back, half-day bike tour. The family-friendly itinerary includes cycling along designated bike baths and quiet dirt roads. See local landmarks including the Giardino Roccioso (the Rocky Garden) and the Valentino Castle. This small-group tour provides time away from the bustle of the city center.
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