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Turin: Royal Palace Skip-the-Line Guided Tour

1. 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.

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

2. 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 Egyptian Museum Guided Tour

3. Turin: Royal Palace and Egyptian Museum Guided Tour

Join this small-group tour to skip the long lines to the top 2 museums of Turin, the majestic Royal Palace, and the fascinating Egyptian Museum. Meet your guide at the entrance of the Royal Palace. Explore the former residence of the Savoy family, who reigned over Italy until it became a republic in 1946. Pass by their chambers, learning about their lives. Continue to the Chapel of the Holy Shroud, the original location of the Shroud. Next, visit the Egyptian Museum. Learn about the findings used to study ancient Egypt, including mummies, sarcophagus, sphinx, pots, jewelry, and more. Your guide will explain why this museum is in Turin. Hear about how it became the second most important museum in the world for Egyptology.

Turin: Walking Tour with Royal Palace and Egyptian Museum

4. Turin: Walking Tour with Royal Palace and Egyptian Museum

Begin your experience in the morning by walking through the city center of Turin. Discover the city's highlights and main monuments, listening to the guide as they explain how the city was built throughout the centuries. Learn about the main sites, including Palazzo Reale, Palazzo Madama, and San Lorenzo Church. This first part of the tour then ends at the Mole Antonelliana, a symbol of the city with its unforgettable shape. Following a small break for free time, re-group with your guide to enter the Royal Palace. This palace was the old residence of the Savoia family, who reigned throughout the entire duration of the monarchy in Italy. Whilst at the palace, see the main rooms where the Savoia lived, and enter the Chapel of the Holy Shroud - the facility where the Shroud was housed for a long time. To complete your experience, enter the Egyptian Museum - a must-see attraction of Turin. There your guide tells you about the ancient Egyptian history and culture as you pass mummies, sarcophagi, sphinxes, and other different findings.

Turin: Private Tour on The Path of The Holy Shroud

5. 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.

Turin: Self-Guided Audio Tour

6. 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 Walking Tour with Merenda Reale Tasting

7. Turin: Private Walking Tour with Merenda Reale Tasting

The centre of Turin is rich in history, charm and elegance, with its squares, buildings and palaces that are centuries old. Strolling with our guide you will admire the elegance of Turin, the first capital of the Kingdom of Italy. You will discover the historical centre with the help of an expert guide who will lead you to the discovery of the most interesting and characteristic places and monuments of this splendid city. Walking through the romantic streets and listening to the guide's stories, you will arrive at the Palatine Gate, a clear sign of the Roman period of the Piedmontese capital. You will then continue to the Duomo and the Chapel of the Holy Shroud. The guided tour will continue under the city arcades and galleries to Piazza Castello with the Royal Palace, the splendid Church of San Lorenzo, and then Piazza Carignano and Piazza San Carlo. The Royal Chocolate Time can also be a travel through time: taste a Merenda Reale of the 1700s in the historical cafés of the city centre.

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What people are saying about Chapel of the Holy Shroud

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4.9 / 5

based on 204 reviews

The palace is wonderful but our guide made us savor every detail! Very knowledgeable, kind and engaging guide. Truly recommended as an experience!!

Excellent wellinformed local guide from Turin with excellent English, gave interesting background information one cannot get in a guidebook.

Perfect very interesting and magnificent castle with an incredible history, guide Manuela very good

the tour very nice. clear, comprehensive and prepared guide.

Very knowledgeable guide. Absolutely friendly and welcoming.