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Turin history, art & nature in one place

Torino, Italy

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Experience hosted by Melissoula

2 hours
Includes equipment
Up to 6 people
Hosted in Catalan, English, Spanish, French, Italian, Portuguese

What you'll do

This tour is the perfect choice if you like baroque and landscape art, royal mansions, medieval castles and want to enjoy the riverside, squirrels and ducks in the most ancient public park of Turin, regardless of the season.

The Valentino park is a must to see in Turin and you will appreciate it even more with someone who has been living in the city for 44 years that will show you, with knowledge and humor (why not!), also some hidden spots.

It's also nice to walk alone, but with an insider's explanation, without missing even a corner and in good company, it will be quite another thing!

The park hosts the Rock Garden (crossed by paved paths, little streams, water features, terraces), a French style baroque Castle owned by the royal family, a charming Medieval Village with its artisan shops and drawbridge, the impressive Fountain of the 12 Months and much more.

I'll be also at your complete disposal for any questions about Turin/Italy: what to visit, where to eat, transport, culture, language, etc. to make your experience as useful as possible. Consider me like your LOCAL FRIEND, not a guide!

*** IMPORTANT: The visit can start between 11am and 5pm, depending on the weather/season: CONTACT ME BEFORE BOOKING.

✓✓✓ Please WRITE to me BEFORE booking (WhatsApp: +393394604885 or here) also since, depending on your availability and language, another day/hour would fit you better
This tour is the perfect choice if you like baroque and landscape art, royal mansions, medieval castles and want to enjoy the riverside, squirrels and ducks in the most ancient public park of Turin, regardless of the season.

The Valentino park is a must to see in Turin and you will appreciate it even more with someone who has been living in the city for 44 years that will show you, with knowledge and humor (why not!), also some hidden…

Melissoula's commitment to safety

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What's included

  • Equipment
    - LIST of Turin's attractions / restaurants / gelato shops / activities wit...
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Book for a private group
Fri, Feb 26
7:00 AM - 9:00 AM
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Sat, Feb 27
7:00 AM - 9:00 AM
$31 per person
$31 per person
Sun, Feb 28
7:00 AM - 9:00 AM
$31 per person
$31 per person

Meet your host, Melissoula

Host on Airbnb since 2015
  • 16 Reviews
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Here are all my experiences, take a look before booking:
https://www.airbnb.it/associates/212765?s=67&c=.pi115.pk0_11&a4ptk=28149_0_11_212765&af=115

I want to provide what I look for when I travel: good places to visit, good company and good memories! Consider me your LOCAL FRIEND, not a guide!

I was born and raised in Turin and I am graduated in Art and Cinema History at the University of Turin. I'm a teacher of Italian for foreigners and speak also English, French, Spanish and some Portuguese.

In 2010 I started to work for some relocation companies that support the expats in their "new life" in Turin and for several companies which provide private language tutoring.

I'll be at your complete disposal for any questions you may have about Turin/Italy: what to visit, where to eat, transport, culture, language, etc.
Here are all my experiences, take a look before booking:
https://www.airbnb.it/associates/212765?s=67&c=.pi115.pk0_11&a4ptk=28149_0_11_212765&af=115

I want to provide what I look for when I travel: good places to visit, good company and good memories! Consider me your LOCAL FRIEND, not a guide!

I was born and raised in Turin and I am graduated in Art and Cinema History at the University of Turin. I'm a teacher of Italian for foreigners and speak also English, French,…
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Where you'll be

We will go inside the Valentino park and we will see all open public spaces focusing on their history, beauty, function, past and present, in a relaxed walk.

During the tour, you can buy something to eat/drink at the several food stands (bring some cash for that) and relax a bit if you will be tired. I am very flexible, if possible!

Rated 5.0 out of 5 from 16 reviews.

Fabianne
October 2020
The host is friendly, open, and replied all my questions. I’d recommend this tour to anyone who likes to walk at the park.
Ambica
September 2020
Had a great tour with Melissoula! She was thoughtful, informed, open to sharing lots of stories and information and very kind (leaving me with a lovely gift of Italian biscuits at the end). Would highly recommend
Charles
March 2020
Melissoula was such an amazing tour guide! This was one of the top attractions to visit on my trip to Turin and the experience was made even better by being given detailed insight and backstories into each room and architectural design of the villa. Thanks You!!!
Melissoula was such an amazing tour guide! This was one of the top attractions to visit on my trip to Turin and the experience was made even better by being given detailed insight…
Magdalena
January 2020
I really recommend this place and Melissoula as a guide, especially if you're into arts and culture, or if you're looking to meet someone local who will guide you a bit throughout your tourist experience in Turin.
Tina
January 2020
What a great experience! I would recommend this for anyone visiting Turin, even if you're only in town for a few days. It's a great way to learn a bit of history, art, and culture in a lovely place. This villa is now a public music library, but there's no way that you would be able to see it's hidden nooks and crannies without a guide -- and it's stunning! Melissoula was also great about giving me other tips for things to do in town. Really appreciated having her as a guide.
What a great experience! I would recommend this for anyone visiting Turin, even if you're only in town for a few days. It's a great way to learn a bit of history, art, and culture…
Vasilisa
December 2019
It's great to not just walk the beautiful streets of Turin with it's charming architecture but instead having a little context and be let into some of the secrets that make the place so magical. I'm in love with the architectural details and I have to say that Melissoula has an eye for details as well as a wonderful sense of humor. I appreciated Melissoula's enthusiasm on the topic. Grazie mille! Ciao from Moscow! :)
It's great to not just walk the beautiful streets of Turin with it's charming architecture but instead having a little context and be let into some of the secrets that make the pla…

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Things to know

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be canceled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Guest requirements

Up to 6 guests ages 8 and up can attend. Parents may also bring children under 2 years of age.

What to bring

- An umbrella (Turin's weather is unpredictable)

- Some cash if you want to buy something to eat/drink at the park