Following more than 100 days of lockdown due to the containment restrictions caused by the Covid-19 emergency, Castello del Valentino will be open for visitors once again starting from Saturday 18 th July 2020.
The palace was originally one of the residences of the House of Savoy and is part of the UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Today it belongs to Politecnico di Torino and is the seat of the Faculty of Architecture. The rooms on the first floor are open only during free guided tours offered by graduates selected by Politecnico.
The average one-hour tour includes a visit to all rooms on the first floor, plus the Sala delle Colonne and the chapel on the ground floor. It is possible that tours may be restricted in case of reconstruction or restoration work and/or some rooms being booked for meetings. Tours will strictly adhere to safety measures. Access will be limited to groups up to 15 visitors who will be requested to comply with all rules regarding public spaces: they will be required to wear masks and their temperature will be checked upon entrance.
Castello del Valentino will be open for visitors every week at two different entrance times on Saturday morning: at 10:00 or at 11:30 am. Booking in advance on the website of the Castello is required. “We have elected to reopen the Castello to citizens and tourists as soon as possible, as we are aware of the
heritage we are privileged to own, guard and promote,” declared professor Annalisa Dameri, Scientific Coordinator for Restoration Work at Castello del Valentino.