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Forte di Bard

11020 Bard, Italy
+39 0125 833811
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Visit with my neice

Very good tourist attraction even the disabled are well catered for with wheel chair access... read more

Reviewed 15 May 2018
Oramazda
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Dollar
Worth a visit, nice fort

Absolutely stunning from the outside, unfortunately not much inside, a lot of rooms showing history... read more

Reviewed 4 March 2018
amoiaraffaele
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London, United Kingdom
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Fortress of Bard complex is the protagonist of a wide project aimed at the creation of a cultural pole in the Western Alps of Italy. From impregnable defence for the valley the Fortress has been transformed into a gateway to the Alps’ culture and traditions, with a museum centre in the forefront of the international scenery dedicated to the mountain. Nowadays the Fortress offers only a part of the several activities planned by the project, whose purpose is to bring together innovative cultural spaces, services and accommodation in one single structure. To complete the project, in addition to the Museum of the Alps, The Children’s Alps, and the space for temporary exhibitions, Fortress of Bard will host two other museums (Frontiers Museum; Fortress Museum), an info-point to promote the cultural artistic heritage of Valle d’Aosta Region (already working); a school area provided with a lecture room for lessons, meetings and film projections; two conference rooms; a media centre; historical and thematic paths; a small refined hotel, a restaurant and a café (already working).
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“aosta valley” (9 reviews)
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“car park” (5 reviews)
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11020 Bard, Italy
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Reviewed 15 May 2018

Very good tourist attraction even the disabled are well catered for with wheel chair access throughout. Given that this is on a steep hillside with an underground car park the lift and 4 stage funicular make it an attractive proposition. Video displays in all areas...More

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Reviewed 4 March 2018

Absolutely stunning from the outside, unfortunately not much inside, a lot of rooms showing history and arts. The Prisons are nice, to understand how they were and a little history of the place. View is great, both walking to the top and from the elevator

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Reviewed 26 February 2018

Just brilliant to visit this imposing fortress that dominates the valley. The Alps museum has some really bonkers multimedia exhibits as well traditional stuff about the history of life in the alps, including flora and fauna. Something for everyone, but most explanations only in French...More

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Reviewed 25 February 2018 via mobile

I have driven up the A5 through the Aosta valley many times and wondered about the many castles and fortifications on the route. We finally decided to go to Forte di Bard because we had seen a leaflet for the museum of the Alps. Although...More

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Reviewed 18 November 2017

The fort is handsome, offers a great view and is worth visiting; you can ride the funiculars to the top for free, and walk down the winding road back down to the little village below it. The setting is really neat; I would absolutely return...More

3  Thank momo-colorado
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Reviewed 20 September 2017

Avengers took me here, I came to know about this structure after seeing the movie. It was very massive which holds a lots of history in it. It can even easily accessible by disable person, well maintained and it has a stunning view from the...More

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Reviewed 31 August 2017

The fortress itself is fascinating and has beautiful views from the ramparts higher up. The exhibits have different prices for entry - some are free, and there are some combination tickets for the exhibits. We enjoyed a couple of them, but the kids found it...More

Thank Deborah D
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Reviewed 22 August 2017

This is an amazing place, the structure standing tall and strong on top of the mountain.. You could imagine this place all that time ago keeping Italy safe from invasion through the valley.. loved this place

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Reviewed 7 August 2017 via mobile

I went to the Forte to see the Steve McCurry photo exibition and i have to say the place is well kept. Clean easy access to everyone, even for people with disabilities. The staff is very well trained and helpfull. Interesting is also the prison!!...More

Thank Gaber1976
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Reviewed 8 July 2017

Very nice expositions and impressive place to visit. It is well maintained and staff are very friendly

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Melita G
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Response from Ibosio | Reviewed this property |
there are trains and buses in that area. For sure it is feasible and no need to go back to Aosta. Only issue is December. It might be already snowing.
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