Turin

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Turin featuring a fountain, heritage architecture and a square or plaza

Turin delights visitors with 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 that makes 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’s most recognized buildings. Climb to the top for a panoramic view of the city and the Alps to the northwest. The National Cinema Museum is also located inside and is worth a visit.

The influence of the Savoys can be seen throughout the city. The Turin Royal Palace holds the best examples of their lifestyle; the gallery of arms is one of the best of its type in Europe. On the other side of the palace you’ll find the Turin Cathedral, home of the Shroud of Turin. Many believe this ancient artifact is the final burial cloth of Jesus Christ. 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 a great place to have a meal or a morning cup of espresso. Piazza San Carlo has two of the most famous cafés in Turin: Café San Carlo and Café Torino. Piazza Statuto to the northwest is described as the dark magic center of Turin and is steeped in historical significance.

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

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

Where to stay in Turin

NH Torino Lingotto Congress
NH Torino Lingotto Congress
4 out of 5
Via Nizza, 262, Turin, TO
The price is AU$102 per night from 23 Dec. to 23 Dec.
Located in Millefonti, this romantic hotel is within 1 mile (2 km) of Lingotto Fiere and Molinette Hospital. Pala Alpitour and Stadio Olimpico Grande Torino ...
4.5/5 Wonderful! (859 reviews)
"Beatiful property, well managed and maintained."

Reviewed on 3 Oct. 2021

NH Torino Lingotto Congress
DoubleTree by Hilton Turin Lingotto
DoubleTree by Hilton Turin Lingotto
4 out of 5
Via Nizza 230, Turin
The price is AU$112 per night from 7 Dec. to 7 Dec.
Located in Millefonti, this hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Oval Lingotto and Molinette Hospital. Pala Alpitour and Stadio Olimpico Grande Torino are also within ...
4.6/5 Wonderful! (746 reviews)
"All good, nice restaurant."

Reviewed on 29 Nov. 2021

DoubleTree by Hilton Turin Lingotto
Hotel Diplomatic
Hotel Diplomatic
4 out of 5
Via Cernaia 42, Turin, TO
The price is AU$110 per night from 22 Dec. to 22 Dec.
Located in Historic Centre, this hotel is within 1 mile (2 km) of Pietro Micca Museum, Piazza San Carlo and Turin Cathedral. Piazza Castello and Via Roma are ...
3.9/5 Very Good! (852 reviews)
"A very nice hotel very well located. Breakfast in underground ( no windows) and is a self serve style. Because of Covid, it would be better to move it upstairs ( there is room fir it) so as to have more air and ventilation"

Reviewed on 7 Aug. 2021

Hotel Diplomatic
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.
Hotel Miramonti
Hotel Miramonti
3 out of 5
Piazza Derna 238, Turin, TO
The price is AU$78 per night from 20 Dec. to 20 Dec.
Located in Rebaudengo, this residence is within 3 mi (5 km) of Turin Eye, Royal Gardens (Giardini Reali) and Turin Royal Theatre. Allianz Stadium and Palace ...
3.8/5 Good! (672 reviews)
"Special thanks to all hotel employees were very friendly. and thanks Expedia for the odertas."

Reviewed on 14 Nov. 2019

Hotel Miramonti
Villa Ardesia
Villa Ardesia
Via Luigi Galvani, Turin
Located in San Donato, this villa is within 2 miles (3 km) of Casa Fenoglio-Lafleur, Mercato di Porta Palazzo and Turin Cathedral. Piazza Castello and Piazza ...
Villa Ardesia
Apartment in a quiet village near the center
Apartment in a quiet village near the center
12 Via Valfenera, Turin, Piedmont
Located in Borgo Vittoria, this apartment building is within 2 miles (3 km) of Museo Ettore Fico, Mercato di Porta Palazzo and Turin Cathedral. Allianz Stadium ...
5/5 Exceptional! (1 review)
soggiorno in Borgata Vittoria
"Sono stato ospite di varie strutture a Torino , sempre in zone centrali : Questa volta ero incuriosito dalle generose dimensioni del bilocale e anche la curiosità di conoscere meglio la zona . Pulito gradevole e ben arredato , manca solo televisore e lavatrice , per il resto c'è tutto . A 20 minuti ..."

Reviewed on 18 Sep. 2021

Apartment in a quiet village near the center
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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