Turin

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Turin Top Ten

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.

  • Mole Antonelliana

    1. Mole Antonelliana

    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.

  • 2. National Museum of Cinema

    Today the Mole Antonelliana houses the National Museum of Cinema, an essential visit for film and history buffs alike.

  • Museo Egizio

    3. Museo Egizio

    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.

  • Royal Palace of Turin

    4. Royal Palace of Turin

    The incredible statues, furniture, paintings, stuffed animals and armor goes on and on in this non-stop series of regal rooms.

  • Palazzo Madama e Casaforte degli Acaja

    5. Palazzo Madama e Casaforte degli Acaja

    The Civic Museum of Ancient Art houses an amazingly varied collection in a palace of a building.

  • 6. Royal Church of San Lorenzo

    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.

  • Turin Cathedral

    7. Turin Cathedral

    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.

  • 8. Museum of Oriental Art

    Tucked away on a narrow street is this small but wonderful collection of Middle Eastern and Asian art and artifacts.

  • Museum of the Risorgimento

    9. Museum of the Risorgimento

    Understanding Italian history is understanding the Italian unification, or, Risorgimento. This museum concisely outlines the period’s ups and downs.

  • 10. Teatro Regio di Torino

    Check the schedule to see what’s playing at this excellent modern era opera house.

Frequently asked questions about Turin

Planning Your Visit

  • Rent A Car & Take Day Trips from Turin

    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.

  • Weather and What to Wear

    Italy’s weather can be quite unpredictable in the north, so bring a light sweater and a pair of comfortable shoes.

Good to know

  • Language
    Italian
  • Currency
    Euro (€)
  • Time Zone
    UTC (+01:00)
  • Country Code
    +39
  • Best time to visit
    It'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

Overall rating

4.5 / 5

based on 2,733 reviews

Amazing tour! A super cool way to tour a beautiful city like Turin. Our guide Giulia was extremely knowledgeable and knew everything about the history and architecture and of the city, but she kept the tour fun and lively the whole time. If you are all about culture and books you’ll love it and if you are not you’ll still love it! There is a good attention to safety the path is not hard nor dangerous and you can get a helmet included in the price. If you tour on a sweltering hot day like we did you’ll appreciate how Giulia can always find a spot in the shade for your next stop!

Che dire... Esperienza magica! Il tour molto interessante ti porta a scoprire lati nuovi della città, a vedere Torino sotto una luce diversa, a prendere consavolezza della nostra storia e delle leggende metropolitane che si celano dietro di essa.

Great to have someone sharing valuable history with you while browsing through the museum. We learnt a great deal spending time with Francesco - he was very knowledgeable in all areas. I would definitely recommend taking a tour.

Excellent card for visit many place of Turin. In some museum there is also the guide included (e.g. Egypt Museum with a phone in many language, in Superga to the royal tombs only in italian).

Very experienced and knowledgable guide took us on a fantastic tour and was really especially helpful in the Egyptian museum.