Valentino Castle

Torino, Viale Pier Andrea Mattioli 39

  • Location: Torino, Viale Pier Andrea Mattioli 39
  • Address: Viale Pier andrea Mattioli 39
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  • Opening: opening times
    First and third Saturday of every month

    Visiting hours
    Guided cultural itineraries start at 10am and 1am and last at least one hour.
    Please note that you will be required to arrive 15 minutes prior to the scheduled timetable and to show a valid identity document.
    if the personal data provided upon booking will not coincide with the data included in the identity document, you will be not allowed to access the castle.
    Minors under 12 years must be accompanied by an adult.
    The Valentino castle is accessible from the main access located in Viale Pier andrea Mattioli, 39.

    The castle will be closed during the national and local holidays, during august and on the occasion of institutional events.

    Guided cultural itineraries in Valentino castle are held in italian, but, upon request, they can be held in english, as well.
    if you are a member of a group of a minimum of 15 people, please confirm your booking through the online procedure and then send a specific booking request for cultural itineraries to be held in english.
  • Price: online booking is required at least 8 days prior to the date scheduled for the visit.
    cultural itineraries are free of charge, but a € 3,50 reservation fee is required and cannot reimbursed in case of no-show
  • Transportation: Stops 610 and 629 VaLenTino: lines 9, 16cd.
    Metro: stop MaRconi.
Erected as a river villa in the 1500s, it was bought by Emmanuel Philibert in 1564. Its current appearance is due to the changes made by Carlo and Amedeo di Castellamonte (1620-21; 1633-60) commissioned by Christine Marie of France, who moved her court here. The main facade was inspired by XVII-century French castles, while the facade overlooking the Po river is of cotto tiles. The Ballroom, the Hunting Room and the staircase preserve their XVII-century decorative splendour. Today it is the seat of the course of Architecture of the Polytechnic University of Turin.