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Cathedral of Saint John the Baptist, Turin

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Turin: Magic Turin® Tour – Black Magic and Dark Arts

1. Turin: Magic Turin® Tour – Black Magic and Dark Arts

Discover Turin's two souls: one related to white magic, the other to black magic. Join a guide on a private bus to explore the city's rich esoteric tradition. The Magic Turin® tour will unveil the mystical and enigmatic facets that rank Turin among the world's top 5 magical places. Start in Piazza Statuto, the "heart of darkness." This district of Turin was considered an unlucky area because it was used as a burial site by the Ancient Romans who founded the city. As evening falls, find out scary stone faces, masonic enigmas, sinister architectures, and esoteric symbols that adorn the historic city center. Discover a hidden detail on the facade of the Cathedral, where the Holy Shroud is preserved. End the tour in the white magic area of Turin, among spectacular squares, guardians of the city, and ancient legends.

Turin: Royal Palace Skip-the-Line Guided Tour

2. Turin: Royal Palace Skip-the-Line Guided Tour

Skip the long lines to the magnificent Royal Palace of Turin with fast-track tickets on this guided tour. Meet your guide at the entrance of the Royal Palace. Retrace the steps of the royal Savoy family who lived here during their reign in the 1800s and early 1900s. Imagine what life here might have been like as you tour the throne room, bed chambers, ballroom, and more. Admire the palace's impressive architecture and intricate details while learning about its history, which dates back to the 16th century. Hear stories of the events and ceremonies that took place at the Palace of Turin. Learn about the period that led up to Italy becoming a republic in 1946. Continue to the Chapel of the Holy Shroud, a stunning Baroque-Style chapel built to house the Shroud. Unfortunately, the Shroud was destroyed in a fire in 1997. Nevertheless, the building is still worth a visit to admire its interior and rich history.

Turin Noir: The Darkest Walking Tour

3. Turin Noir: The Darkest Walking Tour

Meet your guide and begin a spooky walking tour of the city center at night. See the city as you've never done before as you visit sites and monuments during exclusive opening hours. Learn about the dark history of the city, from the plague, crimes, and disturbing witchcraft practices that took place in the Roman Quarters.  Climb the 200 steps to the top of the Bell Tower and marvel at the illuminated panorama of the city by night. Continue on to the ancient Church of Misericordia for an exclusive opening, then discover the spooky history of the oldest law court in the city, amongst other mysterious places. Hear stories about the ancient ghosts in the city as you embark on a thrilling tour with your guide.

Royal Palace of Turin: Skip-the-Line Ticket and Guided Tour

4. Royal Palace of Turin: Skip-the-Line Ticket and Guided Tour

Visit one of Turin's most opulent sights on a guided tour. See the former residence of the Royal House of Savoy, including the Royal Armory, the Chapel of the Holy Shroud, and the palace gardens. Meet your guide in front of the Royal Palace and head inside without waiting in line thanks to a priority entry ticket. Explore the palace interior and marvel at the luxurious decorations and furnishings. See the royal apartments, ballroom, throne hall, and gallery. View the World's largest collection of weapons held at the Royal Armory, visit the Chapel of the Holy Shroud, and enjoy the beautiful palace gardens.

Turin: Royal Palace and Cathedral Ticket and Guided Tour

5. Turin: Royal Palace and Cathedral Ticket and Guided Tour

this tour is available only in Italian and French . I do not recommend this visit to English speakers because our guide only speaks French or Italian, that could cause unnecessary embarrassment. No people who do not understand French or Italian, please! We thanks for that inconvenience. We are sorry! The royal palace of turin is among the most opulent historic Italian palaces and nowadays houses the royal museums. The whole site has been included on the unesco world heritage list since 1997. The imposing building is located in the very heart of turin, surounded with 17 century gardens. take a walk into the magnificent rooms of the Italian kings' house — sure to impress with marvelous collections of original tapestries, precious weapons and armors, meticulously decorated furniture, and an extensive art collection. A particular attention has been paid to the dining room set up with 19 century german porcelain dishes, english silver cutlery and refined baccarat glasses with gold decorations, original chandeliers of great value in gilded bronze. Your tour includes also a very short visit to the royal armory among the richest in europe, the splendid baroque masterpiece by guarino guarini, the chapel ot the the holy shroud designed to house one of the most mysterious relics of christianity. The shroud of turin also known as the holy shroud is a length of linen cloth bearing the negative image of a man. Some describe the image as depicting Jesus of nazareth. Your tour will end in the catedral or at the Chapel of Holy Shroud where you can admire the place where the Shroud is located. Because of its extremely fragile state, the shroud is not viewable to the public except during very rare public viewings, but you can see the beautiful place where the case stands, the XVIII royal tribun. The places of holy shroud is just one reason to visit Turin, an interesting city with lots of history and things to see. End your experience by admiring the perfect copy of Leonardo's Last Supper, hung on the counter-façade of the cathedral.

Turin: Self-Guided Highlights Scavenger Hunt & Walking Tour

6. Turin: Self-Guided Highlights Scavenger Hunt & Walking Tour

Get to know Turin at your own pace on this interactive scavenger hunt walking tour played on your phone. Decipher riddles, interact with the most important attractions of the city, and unlock interesting facts and legends. An ideal outdoor activity for first time visitors, couples, groups, families, and children. Can be used as a great team-building activity. After downloading the scavenger hunt tour on your mobile device, use the mobile app and integrated maps to reach 10 of Turin’s most important attractions on foot. At each stop, learn about the attraction and solve a location-based riddle that can only be solved if you reach the specific location. Use logic, imagination, observation, and team spirit to unlock the correct code and reveal the next destination of the city sightseeing game. At each stop, learn about the attraction and solve a location-based riddle that can only be solved if you reach the specific location. Use logic, imagination, observation, and team spirit to unlock the correct code and reveal the next destination of the tour. Start the activity whenever you like and enjoy the flexibility to pause your game at any time to take a break, snap the perfect photos, stop for lunch, or visit a museum. Choose to continue the tour later or save the rest for another day. In the history-filled city of Turin you will first visit the beautiful Cathedral of Saint John the Baptist. Then the unique Royal Palace of Turin and then the irreplaceable Palazzo Madama. This wonderful route continues to the Galleria Subalpina. As a fifth stop you will find the Piazza Carlo Alberto. As you continue your walk through the city you will find the interesting Museo Nazionale del Risorgimento Italiano. Of course, the Palazzo Carignano could not be missing from this tour. In addition, you will also admire the Egyptian Museum. The penultimate destination is the enviable Piazza San Carlo. While the icing on the cake of this unique tour could not be other than the Piazza Solferino. Download the ‘’World City Trail ‘’ app from the store. Then start your tour and enjoy!

Turin: E-Bike Sightseeing Tour. Centre and views from above

7. Turin: E-Bike Sightseeing Tour. Centre and views from above

The most beautiful, funny and sustainable way to visit Turin, its historical centre and parks, by E-bike. You'll see and feel the city at your pace, discovering classic spots as well as hidden gems. The only cycling tour reaching the Cappuccini viewpoint on top of the hill. Our bike tour guides will immerse and thrill you in the variety of itinerary from the royal palace to Mole Antonelliana, from the most beautiful squares to Valentino park, through the Savoy residences, gardens, art, history, cuisine. Great way to explore the city on your first visit or to have a look at Turin before departure.

Turin: Historical Walking Tour by Night

8. Turin: Historical Walking Tour by Night

See Turin from a different perspective on a 2-hour historical walking tour by night. Accompanied by a tour guide, you will hear many stories of the noble families as well as the phantoms that walk around the city in the night. Meet the guide in Piazza del Castello and see the Palazzo Reale, passing by the Egyptian Museum on the way. Get your cameras ready, because you will then come across the monumental Mole Antonelliana. Originally conceived as a synagogue, the tower now houses the National Museum of Cinema and is believed to be the tallest museum in the world. Next, your local guide will lead you to the Duomo di Torino (Turin Cathedral), which lies where the theater of the ancient Roman city was located. Learn about the Turin's ancient past while snapping pictures of the city lit by night.

Turin: Self-Guided Audio Tour

9. Turin: Self-Guided Audio Tour

Embark on the Turin Self-Guided Audio Tour, an immersive journey through the heart of one of Italy's most captivating cities. As you embark on this adventure, you'll be accompanied by a carefully curated audio guide that will unfold the layers of Turin's rich history, cultural heritage, and architectural wonders. Get ready to explore the city at your own pace, discovering the hidden gems and iconic landmarks that make Turin a unique destination. Our tour begins in the historic city center, where the elegant Piazza Castello serves as a starting point. From here, you'll meander through charming cobblestone streets, each echoing with tales from Turin's past. As you navigate through the city, the audio guide will provide fascinating insights into the royal legacy that defines Turin, showcasing its regal palaces, including the stunning Palazzo Madama and the imposing Royal Palace. The tour extends to the iconic Mole Antonelliana, a symbol of Turin, where you'll learn about its intriguing history and the panoramic views it offers of the city and the surrounding Alps. Traverse the charming neighborhoods, such as the Quadrilatero Romano, where the aromas of local cuisine waft through the air, tempting you to indulge in Turin's gastronomic delights. Discover the city's artistic soul as you explore renowned museums like the Museo Egizio, home to one of the most extensive collections of Egyptian artifacts outside Cairo. Engage with Turin's contemporary side in areas like the Dora district, where industrial architecture meets modern creativity. Throughout the tour, you'll also encounter the pulse of local life in bustling markets, vibrant squares, and picturesque parks. The audio guide will introduce you to the dynamic atmosphere that defines Turin, with its diverse events, festivals, and lively street scenes. This self-guided audio tour is designed to offer you the flexibility to pause and explore places that captivate your interest. Learn more about the top 15 tourist attractions in Turin. Its history, culture, myths, architecture, and other important facts are in this audio commentary which starts from the city's central location then the itinerary gradually moves one by one. 1. Porta Nuova 2. Via Roma 3. Piazza San Carlo 4. Egyptian Museum 5. Museo Nazionale del Risorgimento Italiano 6. Piazza Castello 7. Real Chiesa di San Lorenzo 8. Royal Palace of Turin 9. Cappella della Sacra Sindone 10. Museum of Eastern Art in Turin 11. Santuario della Consolata 12. Museo Civico Pietro Micca e dell'Assedio di Torino del 1706 13. Mole Antonelliana 14. Parco del Valentino 15. Castello del Valentino So, put on your headphones, press play, and let the Turin Self-Guided Audio Tour be your companion in unraveling the treasures of this extraordinary city. Get ready to be enchanted by Turin's unique blend of tradition, innovation, and timeless allure.

Turin: Private Tour on The Path of The Holy Shroud

10. Turin: Private Tour on The Path of The Holy Shroud

Discover the history and mystery behind the Holy Shroud of Turin. Legend says that the burial garment of Jesus's crucified body was transferred to Turin in 1578 by the Dukes of Savoy. But where was it kept before? Did the Templars hide it? Uncover all these secrets on the tour. Just one of the fascinating theories about the Holy Shroud is considered to be the most important relic in Christianity but is rarely displayed. The ancient linen has been preserved in the royal chapel of the cathedral of San Giovanni Battista. Follow the history behind the burial shroud by visiting the breathtaking Chapel of the Holy Shroud, Guarino Guarini’s masterpiece and one of the most famous Baroque buildings in the world. Continue to the Renaissance Cathedral dedicated to St. John The Baptist where the Shroud is kept and displayed for very special occasions only. At the moment the Holy Shroud is not exposed. End the tour with a guided tour of the Museum of the Holy Shroud to answer some of the questions linked to the authenticity of the Shroud, a relic that draws people from all over the world.

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Giada was an excellent tour guide bringing to life the history of the palace and its ancestry as well as historical facts about the growth of Turin. Well worth the visit and essential to have a guide to appreciate the palace’s unique features.

Being able to access spaces that are normally closed and unknown to the people of Turin themselves. The inclusion of actors to recall the suggestive atmospheres of the story is an excellent idea.

Our guide was incredible! We so appreciated his knowledge, humor and love for the history of his city! Unfortunately, his name escapes me. He was indeed an asset to your/his guide services.

We were welcomed with great kindness and the explanations were competent, interesting and gave us an hour and a half of full immersion in Italian history - Thanks Sofia!

Splendid experience between legend and history. Thanks to this experience, magical Turin is today even more magical and mysterious and therefore even more fascinating.