Fascinating museum that centers on the fortress and tunnel systems that were built to fend off the French in the early 1700's. The tour is in Italian but an English audio tour is available. Definitely recommend!
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Fascinating to walk into the actual tunnels created to defend this beautiful city. The museum offers an audio guide in English. Reading about this would not be nearly as fun as seeing what they accomplished. Highly recommend this museum!
The War of the Spanish Succession involved the Savoy dynasty and Turin, and the siege of Turin in 1706 was a key element. Part of the preparations for war included digging tunnels under the places where enemy siege lines were expected to be,. The story...More
We started the guided tour, but it was taking too long to wait for the tunnels since we were with an impatient child. The tour was in Italian, but we could understand and appreciate a large part of it. The museum staff apologized that they...More
The museum itself is small and rather modest. It consists of two small rooms comprised of some artifacts, but mostly models. However, the real part is the tour through the tunnels. I don't know how frequently the tours are given. We just happened to hit...More
I think this is the museum I enjoyed the most in Turin. After reading the reviews I went here on my first day and was glad I did as it gave me an insight into the city, its history and the pride and heroism of...More
1706 is a very important year for the city of Torino. The French tried to capture the city and laid siege to it. The city had prepared its defenses - by building a citadel, reenforcing the city walls and the citadel and by constructing tunnels...More
I didn't know anything about the history of Turin and this museum was the perfect way to learn about the past. The guide was amazing and explained everything in detail, even with jokes and extra info. I'd say it's a "must" in Turin!
These galleries tell us of a part of the history of the Piedmont, one of the most militarized countries in Europe, because of its size and location, 300 years ago. Much more interesting than what we expected.