TurinItaly

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Turin delights visitorswith a magical mix of history, royalty and architecture. Expect palaces,piazzas and museums that rival the best in the world.

Nestled in the northern part of Italy under the towering shadows of the European Alps, Turin is often overlooked by the major crowds that move through Rome and Milan. The former home of the Italian royal family,the Savoys, Turin has been left with a legacy of opulence and grandeur thatmakes it the perfect place for a fairytale getaway.

A great way to start any journey to Turin is with the Mole Antonelliana, one of Turin’smost recognized buildings. Climb to the top for a panoramic view of the cityand the Alps to the northwest. The National Cinema Museum is also locatedinside and is worth a visit.

The influence of the Savoys can be seen throughout the city.The Turin Royal Palace holdsthe best examples of their lifestyle; the gallery of arms is one of the best ofits type in Europe. On the other side of the palace you’ll find the Turin Cathedral, home of the Shroudof Turin. Many believe this ancient artifact is the final burial cloth of JesusChrist. If you’re interested in a pleasant walk, head to the Royal Gardens behind the palace and enjoy getting out into the sun. Valentino Parkto the south is another option, with the spectacular Valentino Castle within its boundaries.

Grand piazzas scattered throughout the center of Turin are agreat place to have a meal or a morning cup of espresso. Piazza San Carlo has two of the mostfamous cafés in Turin: Café San Carlo and Café Torino. Piazza Statuto to the northwest is described as the darkmagic center of Turin and is steeped in historical significance.

Another of Turin’s major attractions not to be missed is theEgyptian Museum. The onlymuseum of its kind outside of Cairo, it holds some of the best examples ofancient Egyptian artifacts in the world, including full collections fromindividual tombs and a reconstructed temple within the museum.

Turin is easily reached by air or train. It is less than atwo-hour drive from the Mediterranean Sea or France.

Where to stay in Turin

Lingotto, Turin, Italy

Lingotto

5/5Exceptional!(1 area review)

Lingotto
Aurora, Turin, Italy

Aurora

Aurora
Vittoria, Turin, Italy

Vittoria

3/5(4 area reviews)

Vittoria
San Paolo, Turin, Italy

San Paolo

San Paolo
Mirafiori, Turin, Italy

Mirafiori

Mirafiori

Top hotels in Turin

Estimated price for 1 night / 2 adults
Starhotels Majestic
Starhotels Majestic
4 out of 5
Corso Vittorio Emanuele II 54, Turin, TO
AU$178
per night
Feb 26 - Feb 27

This family-friendly Turin hotel is located in the historical district, within a 10-minute walk of Via Roma and Piazza San Carlo. Piazza Castello and Turin Cathedral ...

4.4/5Excellent! (1,000 reviews)

"Very attentive and friendly staff. Nice restaurant and bar. Hotel was clean with the exception of dusty fold out bed in couch."…"

Reviewed on 11 Jan. 2020

Starhotels Majestic
DoubleTree by Hilton Turin Lingotto
DoubleTree by Hilton Turin Lingotto
4 out of 5
Via Giacomo Mattè Trucco 1, Turin, TO
AU$109
per night
Mar 22 - Mar 23

Located in Lingotto, this hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Lingotto Fiere and Torino Palavela. Stadio Olimpico Grande Torino and Polytechnic University of Turin ...

4.6/5Wonderful! (643 reviews)

"Fabulous hotel ! Top notch all the way. Extremely good staff. Terrific food . Vincenzo and his colleagues in the restaurant do an amazing job of providing a 5 star experience while still making you feel like you are at home. Fantastico ! Even more impressive is that these things are provided at a ..."…"

Reviewed on 6 Feb. 2020

DoubleTree by Hilton Turin Lingotto
Grand Hotel Sitea
Grand Hotel Sitea
5 out of 5
Via Carlo Alberto, 35, Turin, TO
AU$230
per night
Feb 23 - Feb 24

Located in Historic Centre, this luxury hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Via Roma and Piazza San Carlo. Piazza Castello and Mole Antonelliana are also within ...

4.7/5Exceptional! (767 reviews)

"Fabulous location, very grand hotel, great breakfasts"…"

Reviewed on 7 Feb. 2020

Grand Hotel Sitea

Popular activities in Turin

Egyptian Museum Torino
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Egyptian Museum Torino

5/5(7 reviews)

Explore the history of the pharaohs of ancient Egypt in the only exclusively Egyptian museum outside of Cairo.

Mole Antonelliana
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Mole Antonelliana

4.5/5(7 reviews)

One of the tallest buildings of its time, this historic landmark still towers over central Turin, providing visitors with panoramic views of the city.

Stadio Olimpico Grande Torino
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Stadio Olimpico Grande Torino

Cheer on the local team with hordes of passionate fans at a soccer stadium that has decades of history, a museum dedicated to sport and informative tours of the arena. 

Piazza San Carlo
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Piazza San Carlo

4.5/5(5 reviews)

One of the most famous piazzas in Turin is known for its cafés, shopping, architecture and twin churches that guard its entrance.

Turin Cathedral
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Turin Cathedral

4.5/5(4 reviews)

The major Roman Catholic church of Turin is the current resting place of the Shroud of Turin, what many believe to be the burial cloth for Jesus.

Turin Royal Palace
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Turin Royal Palace

4.5/5(8 reviews)

This classic aristocratic mansions houses one of the best displays of weaponry and armor from the Savoy’s Italian reign.

Top activities in Turin

Turin & Piedmont Card
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Turin & Piedmont Card

82% of travellers recommend
AU$58
Per adult
Small-Group Guided Royal Palace of Turin Tour
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Small-Group Guided Royal Palace of Turin Tour

96% of travellers recommend
AU$76
Per adult
Small-Group Guided Tour of the Egyptian Museum
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Small-Group Guided Tour of the Egyptian Museum

100% of travellers recommend
AU$76
Per adult

Reviews of Turin

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Top Destination

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4/5 - Good

Jeff

Oct 25, 2019

Really interesting city to visit and wished we had more time there. Museo dell’Automobile di Torino is definitely worth a visit as is the Museo Nazionale del Cinema.

4/5 - Good

Verified traveller

Oct 16, 2019

We also enjoyed the Lavazza Museum!. Torino is a busy city, but the Piazza's and open spaces are amazing.

3/5 - Okay

Verified traveller

Oct 1, 2019

Fairly dirty city. Lots of gracious old buildings but all fairly grimy & lots of graffiti. Rubbish in the streets.

3/5 - Okay

Verified traveller

Oct 1, 2019

Fairly dirty city, lovely gracious old buildings but quite grimy & lots of graffiti

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveller

Sep 22, 2019

Turin was a total surprise. It’s many long tree lined streets were a delight. Stunning architecture and historical sites in every direction you looked. The food and coffee amazing. As good if not better than Italys better known destinations.

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveller

May 24, 2019

Chocolate heaven and excellent food!! Also very nice streets.

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