How to reach us

Piazza Vittorio Veneto
12010 Vinadio - CN

By car

Turin - motorway A6 (Turin/Savona) - Cuneo - Borgo San Dalmazzo - Vinadio

Paris - Lyon - Grenoble - Gap - Barcelonnette - Maddalena Pass - Vinadio

Marseille - Tallard - Barcelonnette - Maddalena Pass - Vinadio

Nice - Ventimiglia - Roya Valley - Tenda Pass
- Borgo San Dalmazzo - Vinadio

Nice - Vallée de la Tinée - Island - Lombarda Pass - Vinadio (shorter route available in summer)


Google maps

By train

Line Torino - Cuneo - Savona
Line Torino - Cuneo - Nice

By bus

Bus Company Line Cuneo - Vinadio

By plane

Cuneo Airport, Levaldigi (CN)
18 km from Cuneo

Torino Airport, Caselle (TO)
110 km from Cuneo

Airport Nice Còte D'Azur (F)
140 km from Cuneo - Phone: 0171 959151 / 328 2032182

Opening: May / October


On Saturdays 2.30pm - 7.00pm
On Sundays and holidays 10.00am - 7.00pm

From Thursdays to Saturdays 2.30pm - 7.00pm
On Sundays 10.00am - 7.00pm

From Mondays to Saturdays 2.30pm - 7.00pm
On Sundays and holidays 10.00am - 7.00pm

On Saturdays 2.30pm - 7.00pm
On Sundays 10.00am - 7.00pm

On Sunday 11th, 10.00am - 7.00pm
On National Family Day at the Museum - F @ MU

On Saturday 24th, 2.30 pm - 7.00 pm
On Sunday 25th, 10.00 - 19.00
Sambuco Sheep Fair

Special openings are made for groups and schools.


Guided tour of the Fortress
(60 minutes)

Mountain in Motion
and Winged messengers

Vinadio Virtual Reality
(two virtual reality workstations)

full ticket

10,00 €

full ticket

8,00 €


3,00 €

reduced ticket

8,00 €

reduced ticket

6,00 €


5,00 €


Guided tour of the Fortress

Free visit to
the Montagna in Movimento (Mountain in Motion) and Messaggeri Alati (Winged messengers)

Vinadio Virtual Reality

full ticket 15,00 €
reduced 13,00 €

Accessibility and services

Seasonal opening:
June to October.

Site accessible to disabled people:

Free for disabled and accompanying person.

Public transport:
it is possible to reach the fortress by public transport.

The Fortress does not have its own parking, but there are large public car parks near the entrance and ticket office.

Visiting itinerary:
The multimedia itinerary is structured on the ground floor (a small part) and on the first floor (where it mostly develops), only the ground floor is accessible to the disabled movement, the rest of the fortress presents structural obstacles being structured on several levels.

The Fortress does not have a lift.

Emergency exit:
There are emergency exits and safe places.

Ticket Office and Bookshop:
They are present but not accessible to the disabled.

Sanitary facilities:
There are standard services for the disabled.

Group visits available:

Group tour booking:
Yes, it is possible to book guided tours for groups of more than 15 people.
Tel. 0171 1670042 (Fondazione Artea, mon-fri 10-17)


Audio guide:

Your location

If you wish to organize a private event in a unique location such as the Fortress of Vinadio call us at the number 0171/959143 or send us an e-mail to Together we will evaluate the solution that suits your needs best.

There are numerous outdoor and indoor spaces from which you can choose to organize your wedding, meetings, conventions and corporate, private and associational conferences. All these places have a unique charm, they are all original and different from each other, with the possibility of setting up reception rooms and tensile structures a few steps from large and convenient free parking. Civil wedding ceremonies can be celebrated anywhere within the Fortress.

Are you looking for a setting of extraordinary emotional value? The Rivellino Courtyard is the answer to your needs! This is a small outdoor courtyard of about 400 square meters overlooking the monumental entrance of the upper part of the Fortress. A picturesque architectural backdrop, a confined space equipped with toilets, electricity and water connections and a small stage. The area is entirely paved and is also served by a coffee bar.

Are you looking for a majestic setting? The Rivellino bastions are the answer to your needs!
Here the Fortress shows all its majesty and grandeur: 1,500 square meters of green lawn at the foot of very high walls, crossed by the monumental entrance bridge of the upper part of the Fortress. It is equipped with electricity and water connections and toilets.

Are you looking for a relaxed atmosphere surrounded by greenery? The P3 is the answer to your needs!
A large green lawn of over 5,000 square meters with direct view on the galleries of the attacking front of the Fortress, an oasis of beauty in which architecture and nature merge into a single entity. The place is equipped with toilets, electricity and water connections.

Are you looking for practicality and safety? The multipurpose structure of the Stura front is the answer to your needs!
This is a covered area of 1,000 square meters opened on all four sides. It is housed in one of the courtyards of the Fortress and it will allow you to carry out your event without fearing the sunshine or the rain. The area is normally used for shows and it has a large stage, electricity and water connections, toilets and it is also served by a coffee bar.

Are you looking for a cosy space? The Charles Albert’s Barracks Church is the answer to your needs!
The deconsecrated chapel of the Fortress thanks to its small size, just 80 square meters of useful surface, is the ideal space for exclusive events limited in scope. It is equipped with toilets outside the chapel and it can be rented in combination with the neighbouring professional kitchen.

Inside the Fortress you can also find a place to stay overnight: since 2014 there has been a guesthouse in 3 bedrooms on the first floor of the Charles Albert’s Barracks. The rooms are equipped with toilet and shower and can accommodate up to 60 beds in the dormitory. They are ideal for hosting school groups, scout groups or sports stays. The guesthouse is completed by 6 large rooms on the ground floor of the Barracks for multi-purpose use, equipped with benches and tables.

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