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Turin

Piedmont's capital is a bustling hub with museums, theatres, and cafés dating back to the 1300s.

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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

My mom and I had an amazing time on the GOURMET FOOD TOUR for TORINO. Our guide was Fabio and he was great! He even graciously waited for us since our train was delayed to Torino. He happily answered our questions regarding the food, history and culture of Torino. We would GLADLY take a tour with Fabio again. His passion for food and history is astounding!

Sophia was an excellent guide. Super friendly and knowledgeable on the history of the palace and its inhabitants. Would highly recommend her to anyone looking for a tour guide in Turino! Many thanks

Careful visit, the guide allowed us to know unpublished details regarding the Savoy family. Without the guide we would not have appreciated the history of the palace.

A beautiful palace, beautiful surroundings and a very passionate and friendly guide. An absolute must!

The guide was energetic and knowledgable, it was fun ad well as educational.