City of Turin - Torinoplus – City Parks

City Parks

There are 17 major city parks where one can find peace and quiet inside the city and in contact with nature. The best known is certainly Parco del Valentino (Valentino park) (approximately 450,000 square metres) that includes the 18th - century Orto Botanico (bothanic garden) Castello (one of the Savoy Residences) and the Borgo Medioevale. It is possible to take the a boat ride down the Po departing from Valentino to discover the wonders of the Po River park in the Piemonte region. 

Another green area is the Pellerina (almost 1 million square metres), along the banks of the Dora Riparia, with various sports facilities such as skating trails and tennis courts as well as locations open for events and live performances, especially during the summer months. 

A voyage on the discovery of parks in Torino continues with a visit to the Giardini Reali (royal gardens) behind the Palazzo Reale (royal palace). This area was designed in 1697 by André le Nôtre, the architect who also designed the park at Versailles. In Torino, a walk in the park can be enjoyed in the hills as well: from the Parco della Rimembranza (Memorial Park) on the hill of the Colle della Maddalena, with its suggestive view of the city, to the Parco Naturale della Collina di Superga (Natural Park on Torino’s Superga hill).