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Turin: City Highlights Guided Bike Tour

1. Turin: City Highlights Guided Bike Tour

Enjoy a guided bike ride through the city of Turin on this tour. Make stops at important monuments and areas like Valentino Park and Piazza San Carlo. Meet your guide and get an introduction to the tour. Put on your helmet and get started on your bike ride through the city. You’ll be fascinated by a city in constant transformation, full of color and style. Visit some of the city’s many parks and look out on the four rivers surrounding the city. Learn about the history from the Roman period up to the 21st century from your guide. Discover the local curiosity related to social saints, street art, and black-and-white magic. Travel along the bike paths and the broad avenues reminiscent of Paris. Head to the famous Valentino Park with the Medieval Village, the Castle, and the beautiful Giardino Roccioso. During the tour, your guide will give recommendations of places to visit during your stay and where to go to taste the best food, wine, and chocolate in Turin.

Turin: City Highlights Guided E-Bike Tour

2. Turin: City Highlights Guided E-Bike Tour

Meet your local host in the city center, choose your e-bike and start this amusing 3 hours bike tour to discover the many souls and gorgeous monuments of Turin. It is a multi-faceted city, where luxury and modesty live together in perfect balance creating fascinating and interesting contrasts. Your first stop will be the heart of the historic center for a first introduction to the history of this beautiful Italian city, characterized by the Italian Royals: Savoia family. Pedal along elegant boulevards and reach Piazza San Carlo to admire the equestrian monument of Emanuele Filiberto of Savoia. Continue your visit reaching Piazza Carignano and see some of the most beautiful historical buildings, declared UNESCO World heritage since 1997. Follow easy cycling paths and enjoy the shade of elegant buildings until Piazza Castello and admire the Royal Palace, Palazzo Madama and San Lorenzo Church. Your guide will take you on a journey from the past to the present. You’ll learn why the city is so important nowadays and its industrial development thanks to FIAT, the Italian automobile industry that is now part of the popular soul of the city. With your local insider you will then discover the Royal Gardens and Porta Palatina, an ancient Roman site. Relax pedaling through luxuriant gardens and reach Mole Antonelliana, the true symbol of the city. In the shade of its magnificence there’s a very interesting neighborhood, enriched by modern murales dedicated to sustainability, promoted by the famous coffee brand: Lavazza, born in Turin. Finally, cross the monumental bridge over Po river, and climb the Cappuccini hill to enjoy a breathtaking view over Turin. Last but not least, reach the beautiful Valentino Park, famous for being one of the gathering places for locals and for the elegant castel. Finally, enter the young and vibrant neighborhood of San Salvario and go back to the initial point.

Turin: Self-Guided Highlights Scavenger Hunt & Walking Tour

3. 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

4. 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: Guided Sightseeing Walking Tour

5. Turin: Guided Sightseeing Walking Tour

Meet your friendly guide in Piazza San Carlo, a magnificently elegant location aptly nicknamed the ‘lounge’ of Turin. Learn about the Piazza’s history which dates back to 1619 as you admire the intricate architecture of the surrounding buildings. Next, pass by the Port Palazzo Market on your way to the impressive Porta Palatina, which is one of the best preserved 1st-century BC Roman gateways in the world. Continue the tour to the imposing San Giovanni Battista Cathedral, the main place of Catholic worship in Turin. Located in the square of the same name, the cathedral was built at the end of the 15th century and is the city’s only religious building in the Renaissance style. Arrive at Piazza Castello next, a large esplanade that is the true center of Turin. Admire the dazzling Palazzo Madama as well as the majestic Palazzo Reale. Follow your guide to Piazza Carignano, one of the most important and historic squares of the Piedmontese capital. Dating back to the Savoy era of the city, the square boasts a fascinating monument to honor Vincenzo Gioberti, whom you will learn about from your guide. The tour ends at one of the city’s most iconic landmarks, the Mole Antonelliana. Built in 1863 and standing at 167 meters tall, the tower was initially a place of worship for Turin’s Jewish community before being sold to the municipality in 1877. Today the tower houses the fabulous collections of the National Cinema Museum.

Turin: First Discovery Walk and Reading Walking Tour

6. Turin: First Discovery Walk and Reading Walking Tour

Walk through a beautiful route of the city, discover hidden gems and visit 10+ of the most important attractions and spots. Learn some introductory information about each place and interesting stories about the city in general. Download the ‘World City Trail ‘app from the store and login. Read the instructions and head to the starting location. Unlock photos of the exterior and the interior of the location. Read some information regarding the attraction and continue walking to the next checkpoint. Note what you liked and did not like and create your bucket list for the next days! Start your walk any time, without a schedule. Pause it for lunch, have a drink, visit an attraction of your choice, and continue later or even another day. With the maps feature, you will never get lost. 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.

Turin: 2-Hour Palazzo Reale Tour

7. Turin: 2-Hour Palazzo Reale Tour

You'll meet our licensed tour guide in Piazza Castello where you will enter the Palazzo Reale (Royal Palace) with a skip-the-line entry tickets. The Palace was the official residence of the House of Savoy and was declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1997. Among the most fascinating rooms are the grand Salon of the Swiss, the Throne Room, the Coffee Room, the Alcove Room of Carlo Emanuele II, the 19th century Ballroom, and finally the magnificent Scissors Staircase, created by  Filippo Juvarra in 1720. The trip is not complete without a visit to the Armoury, which currently has more than 5,000 objects ranging from Prehistory to the beginning of the twentieth century, among them sixteenth century weapons and armor.

Turin: Private Walking Tour with Merenda Reale Tasting

8. 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.

Love coaching, legends and curiosities walking tour of Turin

9. Love coaching, legends and curiosities walking tour of Turin

Stroll through the Quadrilatero, Turin's oldest and most mysterious district, to discover the magical places where Jeanne Baptiste Countess of Verrua Scaglia is said to have gone to recover energy and advice to win the life she desired. Aided by a wise woman from the Susa Valley who taught her to manifest potential, charm and foresight, she became a lover, a French spy, a loving wife, and a friend to many intellectuals. Leading you on this journey through time will be Elisabetta, Relationship Coach and Psychogenalogist, a scholar of cultural anthropology and a lover of invisible worlds, and Stefano, a Savoyard gentleman, history buff and traveler. Stop by Piazza Statuto, "the black heart of Turin," and experience the energy of the Westbound. They will talk about falling in love and the Countess, who will accompany you throughout the tour. Walk down Via Garibaldi, one of the oldest shopping streets in Europe, decorated with Baroque palaces and Roman vestiges. Admire the exterior decorations of Palazzo Verrua. Visit the Church of the Consolata, which went from a pagan place of worship to an early Christian church thanks to Juvarra's intervention and became a Baroque church, and then discover the legend of the icon of the Virgin. Here you will talk about spirituality and self-love. Pass through the Palatine Gate, the main gateway to the Roman settlement of Agusta Taurinorum. Here you will learn the teachings of Cottius, ruler of the Susa area and the intelligent management of relations with the Roman rulers. Energy of the North, air, mind and strategy. Through the archaeological garden, then continue to the Duomo and Piazza Castello, the place with the most powerful positive energies. Visit the Royal Gardens the Fountain of Tritons where you will participate in a small and fun love coaching exercise to increase proper self-esteem and greater confidence. Between a bicerin, a legend and some small tips from a love coach and a gentleman from Turin, discover how to fall in love with yourself and this magical city.

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What people are saying about Porta Palatina

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What a great guide we had in Antonella! Very knowledgeable, patient, kind, and obviously a big fan of her own city. She really gave us a lot of information in just 3 hours. We were lucky with the weather, and Torino is an open air museum. Highly recommended.

An excellent way to explore the city and its main attractions! I loved the experience, and the guide, Fulvio, was informative, talkative, and provided us with several tips and recommended places to visit.

Incredible fun! There was only three of us and at similar age and ability so everything went swimmingly! Lots to see and very informative; a great was to start my stay in Turino

I can really recommend this ride, our guide (Mirko) was the best 😁 and we got all around in the city and ended with with beautyful view over city

It was a very good and pleasant city tour with Sara.