Top Tours & Activities in Turin
Turin, Italy, a stately city that has maintained all its noble elegance, feels like the Paris or Vienna of Italy. Packed with history, art nouveau architecture, and beautiful gardens, the city offers a surprise at each turn.
Originally built as a synagogue, the Mole Antonelliana is the symbol of Turin, an architectural wonder. Take the elevator to the top for a mind-blowing view of the city.
Today the Mole Antonelliana houses the National Museum of Cinema, an essential visit for film and history buffs alike.
Another must see of Turin is the Egyptian Museum. It’s one of the largest and most famous collections of Egyptian artifacts in the world.
The incredible statues, furniture, paintings, stuffed animals and armor goes on and on in this non-stop series of regal rooms.
The Civic Museum of Ancient Art houses an amazingly varied collection in a palace of a building.
This beautifully restored church sits on the main square of Turin. Do not be fooled by its unassuming entrance; the interior is ornate and exquisite.
This incredible cathedral’s claim to fame is that it is the home of the Shroud of Turin, a controversial relic believed to be the real holy shroud worn by Christ.
Tucked away on a narrow street is this small but wonderful collection of Middle Eastern and Asian art and artifacts.
Understanding Italian history is understanding the Italian unification, or, Risorgimento. This museum concisely outlines the period’s ups and downs.
Check the schedule to see what’s playing at this excellent modern era opera house.
The surrounding areas are charming. Check out Venaria, Racconigi or Stupinigi, or head to Asti for a slow food restaurant. All cities are great for wine tasting.
Italy’s weather can be quite unpredictable in the north, so bring a light sweater and a pair of comfortable shoes.
- CurrencyEuro (€)
- Time ZoneUTC (+01:00)
- Country Code+39
- Best time to visitIt's best to visit in springtime, when the weather is warm enough to enjoy walking outdoors, and not too hot to make it uncomfortable, nor too crowded.
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What People Are Saying About Turin
There is so much to learn and see at the Egyptian Museum. The guide was terrific at walking us through the Museum and bringing the information alive for us. We have a much better understanding of Egyptian life from 4,000 years ago. I highly recommend making your first visit with Get Your Guide.
We loved our guided tour. A lot of good info and a very present and easy to understand guide, both in the bus and on the walks. Of course very difficult to remember everything! Since we just arrived a few hours before for the first time in Torino we could have benefited from a map to write on (we thought it was only walking, and then easier to reconstruct:) ) We highly recommend the tour
Natalia took us on the three-hour walking tour of Turin. We'd never visited the city and were delighted to learn of its deep history and importance, from the Celts all the way to the invention of Martini, headquarters of FIAT, and more! Natalia is a local and can tell you the history of just about every building (if you want to know) and I can't imagine a more insightful and knowledgeable guide. Our tour covered the salient features of the central area of the city (mostly within the old Roman walls) including some parts outside. By the end of the tour we felt we knew the place pretty well. I'd much rather take a historical walk with Natalia than sit in one of those double decker buses and listen to an automated voice describe the monuments.
Fantastic experience taking in the highlights of Turin. Knowledgable guide who was patient and approachable. Couldn't recommend it highly enough.
We enjoyed the tour, which provided interesting features of Turin. The guide Mirella was fluent in English and very experienced and knowledgeable of Turin and made it a fun experience.