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Forte di Bard

11020 Bard, Italy
+39 0125 833811
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Impressive fortress, skip the Alps museum

The fort is handsome, offers a great view and is worth visiting; you can ride the funiculars to the... read more

Reviewed 18 November 2017
momo-colorado
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Massive and historic

Avengers took me here, I came to know about this structure after seeing the movie. It was very... read more

Reviewed 20 September 2017
Gokulraja M
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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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  • Average9%
  • Poor2%
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“aosta valley” (8 reviews)
“valle d'aosta” (5 reviews)
“alpine museum” (4 reviews)
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11020 Bard, Italy
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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

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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

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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 8 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

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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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Reviewed 2 July 2017

Confession: only wanted to visit this as it was featured in Avengers movie. However this museum is really well arranged and thought out. The town of Hone-Bard is really picturesque and you get amazing views from the fort of the Alpine mountains and the flat...More

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Reviewed 21 June 2017 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

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Reviewed 4 June 2017 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
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Reviewed 4 June 2017

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

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Direz_Forte_di_Bard, Responsabile relazioni pubbliche at Forte di Bard, responded to this reviewResponded 7 June 2017

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

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Melita G
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.
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