Flash mob at the Centre!
The newly refurbished campus bar, now called “the Valentino Bar” has been inaugurated in music, with a flash mob!
Hidden among the waiters of the catering company Serenissima, the music group INCANTO ARTE CREATIVA performed some songs for the audience: Everybody needs somebody, Shake a tail Feather and the Peter Gunn Theme (Blues Brothers); Think (Aretha Franklin). An enjoyable moment in music !
The new Bar takes its name from the Valentino Park (Parco del Valentino) the oldest and best known public park in the city, where the campus of the International Training Centre is situated (west bank of the river Po).
Valentino Park was first laid out as a public park in 1630 and then partially redesigned in 1864 by the French horticulturist and landscape architect Jean-Pierre Barillet-Deschamps (1824-73). The International Exhibitions of 1884, 1898, 1902 and 1911 were hosted here.
There are important historical buildings in the park, including The Valentino Castle (a UNESCO World Heritage site), which dates back to the beginning of the 16th century. It was purchased by Emanuele Filiberto of Savoy in 1564. Then King Carlo Emanuele I gave it to Maria Cristina of France, who chose it as her favourite residence and stayed there with her court from 1620 to 1663. The Faculty of Architecture of the Politecnico of Torino is now located in this castle.
There is also a Medieval Village, which is a replica of a 15th century Piedmont Village modelled on the best known buildings in Piedmont and in Valle d’Aosta.
In the park, you will also find the Botanic Garden, one of the main botanic centres in Italy.