A 15th-century feudal village on the banks of the Po
Built in Parco del Valentino as an artistic-architectural pavilion during the Italian General Exposition of 1884, this is a reproduction of a 15th-century feudal village on the banks of the Po river. Thanks to the success it achieved, it was not destroyed after the Exposition and it can still be visited today. Inside the walls, past the drawbridge, are buildings decorated in typical Piedmontese and Aosta Valley styles, shops and traditional craft workshops. At the entrance, in the square with the oven, the stone fountain with the date of 1484, the Dronero well in the Avigliana courtyard is the original one from the fifteenth-century village; in the largest square in the village is the fountain of Issogne Castle, in Valle d'Aosta, which represents a pomegranate tree. The village is overlooked by a Rocca in the typical style of castles in the Aosta Valley, and inside, you can see the rooms with furniture, furnishings and fabrics as they would have been seen in 15th-century castles and also suits of armor, weapons and a throne room. After passing the canopy of siege weapons, outside you enter the Garden of Delights, a secret garden with a pergola of vines and roses; the Garden of "simple remedies", cultivated with aromatic herbs used in cooking, medicine and cosmetics, and the Garden where you can find the horticultural species cultivated in medieval times.