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Forte di Bard

11020 Bard, Italy
+39 0125 833811
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Imposing fortress

This fortress at the gateway to Valle d'Aosta cannot be missed. A short walk uphill through the... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
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Wonderful introduction to the Valle D'Aosta

The Museum of the Alps is a great introduction to the Valley as a whole. Four parts to the museum... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Harry F
Legnano, Italy
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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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3 days ago
“Imposing fortress”
2 weeks ago
“Wonderful introduction to the Valle D'Aosta”
11020 Bard, Italy
+39 0125 833811
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

This fortress at the gateway to Valle d'Aosta cannot be missed. A short walk uphill through the Virgo medievale takes you to the first lift, up a steep incline to the castle. Interesting to walk around the castle grounds, enjoy the views and maybe visit...More

Thank music75
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The Museum of the Alps is a great introduction to the Valley as a whole. Four parts to the museum. 1. A great introduction to the Alpine landscape. 2. The natural components of the landscape. 3. The culture of the Alpine area. 4. Conversion to...More

Thank Harry F
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

WE bought a book at their bookshop related to the wildlife exposition for EUR 35. In the car we discovered that the original price was EUR 25 and that it was covered in black not to be seen. I did not find this very honest....More

Thank alexandra-krap
Direz_Forte_di_Bard, Responsabile relazioni pubbliche at Forte di Bard, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear Madame, thank you very much for visiting us. With respect to your bookshop purchase, we are sorry to inform you that it occurred a misunderstanding that we would like to explain to you: We usually buy books related to the Wildlife Exhibition through their...More

Reviewed 10 March 2017

Bard is at the foot of the Alps and at the entrance to the Aosta valley. The fortress was rebuilt by the Savoys into a mountain so it was a series of gates zigzagging up the mountain to the fortress at the top. Of less...More

Thank Archaeobuff
Reviewed 9 March 2017 via mobile

All we can say Amazing! It has been renovated and turned back into life years ago and hosts always interesting exhibitions apart from a permanent mountain museum . There are a few little shops that sell crafts from the area and a beautiful hotel ,a...More

Thank Lella P
Reviewed 18 February 2017 via mobile

My hotel was near by the fortress so I decide to go and visit.... beautiful experience, fantastic view of the city, even walk around the little town takes you to fantastic corners, the funiculars look very stiff but actually are not.... views are fantastic from...More

Thank Ljubica B
Reviewed 18 January 2017

Nice place for couples and family. Recommended when there's snow. The view is 10 times better. Nothing much to see beside the fort, though.

Thank Hamulas
Reviewed 15 September 2016

Once you are parked, prepare to scratch your car on the impossibly narrow exit ramp some imbecile designed.

Thank pastywhitescot
Reviewed 25 August 2016

We went there to see an exhibition and visit the Forte; while the exhibition was worth every penny spent (it was the Avengers exhibition, as the movie was partly filmed in the forte and in the surrounding villages), the Forte can be seen only from...More

1  Thank Fabio G
Reviewed 24 August 2016 via mobile

I went there specifically for two exhibitions (Erwitt and Chagall). I was expecting a lot from the building, but it is nothing more that a quite traditional military building from 800. Considering the position (basically it is facing Swiss border) I wonder what was the...More

Thank Ibosio
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Melita G
Hi, we will be in Aosta on the 10th and 11th December and we use only public transport. Can somebody please tell me if it is possible to visit Fortress Bard and Fenis Castle without going back to Aosta. We planned on going to Bard and on the way stop at Fenis, as Fenis castle opens late at 10am so we wan't waist time. If we stop at Nus it seems to be 25min walk. Its ok if its not raining but perhaps someone may have other options. Thank You
22 September 2016|
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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.