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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 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

Top hotels in Turin

Best Western Crystal Palace Hotel
Best Western Crystal Palace Hotel
4 out of 5
Via Nizza, 11, Turin, TO
The price is AU$97 per night from 7 Dec. to 8 Dec.

Located in Historic Centre, this hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Via Roma and Piazza San Carlo. Piazza Castello and Turin Royal Palace (Palazzo Reale) are ...

4.3/5Excellent! (575 reviews)

"The hotel is fine, nice large family rooms, great staff, convenient location BUT the area by the train station is dangerous and really disgusting. The mentally unstable, addicted, prostitutes, rough crowd loiter in the covered arcade outside this hotel and one has to “walk a gauntlet” to get to the ..."…"

Reviewed on 20 Jan. 2020

Best Western Crystal Palace Hotel
Principi di Piemonte | UNA Esperienze
Principi di Piemonte | UNA Esperienze
5 out of 5
Via Piero Gobetti, 15, Turin, TO
The price is AU$180 per night from 14 Dec. to 15 Dec.

Located in Historic Centre, this luxury hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Via Roma and Piazza San Carlo. Piazza Castello and Turin Royal Palace (Palazzo Reale) ...

4.6/5Wonderful! (840 reviews)

"An excellent hotel in the centre of town. Five star customer service. Great facilities, really good breakfast and very friendly staff. Would highly recommend."…"

Reviewed on 13 Sep. 2020

Principi di Piemonte | UNA Esperienze
Hotel Glis
Hotel Glis
3 out of 5
Corso Lombardia 42, San Mauro Torinese, TO
The price is AU$86 per night from 29 Nov. to 30 Nov.

Situated in San Mauro Torinese, this golf hotel is within 6 mi (10 km) of Mole Antonelliana, National Museum of Cinema and Turin Royal Palace (Palazzo Reale). ...

4/5Very Good! (287 reviews)
Excellent

"We decided upon this hotel last minute on our trip to Torino and I’m so happy that I picked it!! Fortunately, I’m a gold member of hotels.com and they offer a wide selection of hotels and I found this cute little hotel in a business area but it was super modern, and clean, totally renovated. We needed ..."…"

Reviewed on 12 Oct. 2019

Hotel Glis
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.

Holiday Rentals in Turin

Residence Star
Residence Star
4 out of 5
Via Susa 5, Turin, TO
The price is AU$96 per night from 27 Nov. to 28 Nov.

Located in Cit Turin, this residence is within a 10-minute walk of Pietro Micca Museum, Palazzo di Giustizia and Piazza Statuto. Galleria Civica d'Arte Moderna ...

4.5/5Wonderful! (280 reviews)

"friendly staff , good location . clean and roomy. have stay again for sure"…"

Reviewed on 23 Dec. 2019

Residence Star
Residenza Il Nespolo
Residenza Il Nespolo
Via Accademia Albertina, 29, Turin
The price is AU$76 per night from 28 Nov. to 29 Nov.

Located in Historic Centre, this apartment building is within a 15-minute walk of Torino Incontra, Piazza San Carlo and Mole Antonelliana. Turin Royal Palace ...

4.6/5Exceptional! (58 reviews)
Great host, beautiful place

"Host really friendly, the olace is really clean, quite, and well situated. Next time we go back to torino we are going back here."…"

Reviewed on 16 Nov. 2019

Residenza Il Nespolo
Della Rocca
Della Rocca
Corso Vittorio Emanuele II 10, Turin

Located in Historic Centre, this apartment building is within 1 mile (2 km) of Orto Botanico dell'Universita di Torino, Mole Antonelliana and Piazza San Carlo. ...

Della Rocca
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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