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Turin delights visitorswith a magical mix of history, royalty and architecture. Expect palaces,piazzas and museums that rival the best in the world.

Nestled in the northern part of Italy under the towering shadows of the European Alps, Turin is often overlooked by the major crowds that move through Rome and Milan. The former home of the Italian royal family,the Savoys, Turin has been left with a legacy of opulence and grandeur thatmakes it the perfect place for a fairytale getaway.

A great way to start any journey to Turin is with the Mole Antonelliana, one of Turin’smost recognized buildings. Climb to the top for a panoramic view of the cityand the Alps to the northwest. The National Cinema Museum is also locatedinside and is worth a visit.

The influence of the Savoys can be seen throughout the city.The Turin Royal Palace holdsthe best examples of their lifestyle; the gallery of arms is one of the best ofits type in Europe. On the other side of the palace you’ll find the Turin Cathedral, home of the Shroudof Turin. Many believe this ancient artifact is the final burial cloth of JesusChrist. If you’re interested in a pleasant walk, head to the Royal Gardens behind the palace and enjoy getting out into the sun. Valentino Parkto the south is another option, with the spectacular Valentino Castle within its boundaries.

Grand piazzas scattered throughout the center of Turin are agreat place to have a meal or a morning cup of espresso. Piazza San Carlo has two of the mostfamous cafés in Turin: Café San Carlo and Café Torino. Piazza Statuto to the northwest is described as the darkmagic center of Turin and is steeped in historical significance.

Another of Turin’s major attractions not to be missed is theEgyptian Museum. The onlymuseum of its kind outside of Cairo, it holds some of the best examples ofancient Egyptian artifacts in the world, including full collections fromindividual tombs and a reconstructed temple within the museum.

Turin is easily reached by air or train. It is less than atwo-hour drive from the Mediterranean Sea or France.

Where to stay in Turin

Piazza San Carlo which includes a city, a church or cathedral and street scenes

Historic Centre

4.5/5Wonderful!(160 area reviews)

Consider exploring the interesting museums in Historic Centre. If sightseeing is on the list, Piazza San Carlo is a top attraction. Hop on the metro at Porta Nuova Station or Re Umberto Station to see more of the area.

Historic Centre
Lingotto showing a bridge and landscape views

Lingotto

4/5Very Good!(26 area reviews)

Noted for its museums and historic sites, there's plenty to explore in Lingotto. Top attractions like Lingotto Fiere and Museum of the Automobile (Museo dell'Automobile) are major draws, and you can hop on the metro at Lingotto Station or Spezia Station to see more of the city.

Lingotto
Aurora which includes a bridge and a river or creek

Aurora

4/5Very Good!(4 area reviews)

Aurora is noteworthy for its restaurants, and you can make a stop at top attractions like Nature Reserve and Meisino dell'Isolone of Bertolla and Mercato di Porta Palazzo.

Aurora
Vittoria, Turin, Piedmont, Italy

Vittoria

4/5Very Good!(16 area reviews)

Vittoria is a destination travelers like for its restaurants, and you might hop aboard the metro at Torino Madonna di Campagna Station or Turin Dora Station to explore sights like Centro Commerciale Parco Dora.

Vittoria
Galleria Civica d\'Arte Moderna e Contemporanea which includes art and interior views

Crocetta

4.5/5Wonderful!(40 area reviews)

The spas and bars are a few things visitors like about Crocetta. Check out Galleria Civica d'Arte Moderna e Contemporanea (GAM) while you're visiting, and jump aboard the metro at Re Umberto Station or Vinzaglio Station to get around town.

Crocetta
Right behind this skyscraper is a love park to hangout in. Also at the top of this bank is a cafe where you can see all of Torino.

Cit Turin

You might enjoy the restaurants while in Cit Turin. Casa Fenoglio-Lafleur is a notable sight, and you can get around town at Principi D'Acaja Station or Racconigi Station to see more of the city.

Cit Turin

Top Hotels in Turin

Estimated price for 1 night / 2 adults
DoubleTree by Hilton Turin Lingotto
DoubleTree by Hilton Turin Lingotto
4 out of 5
Via Giacomo Mattè Trucco 1, Turin, TO
The price is $90 per night

Located in Lingotto, this hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Lingotto Fiere and Torino Palavela. Pala Alpitour and Stadio Olimpico Grande Torino are also within ...

4.6/5Wonderful! (685 reviews)

"Fabulous hotel ! Top notch all the way. Extremely good staff. Terrific food . Vincenzo and his colleagues in the restaurant do an amazing job of providing a 5 star experience while still making you feel like you are at home. Fantastico ! Even more impressive is that these things are provided at a ..."…"

Reviewed on Feb 6, 2020

DoubleTree by Hilton Turin Lingotto
Hotel Victoria
Hotel Victoria
4 out of 5
Via Nino Costa, 4, Turin, Torino
The price is $141 per night

Located in Historic Centre, this spa hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Torino Incontra and Piazza San Carlo. Turin Royal Palace (Palazzo Reale) and Piazza ...

4.6/5Wonderful! (97 reviews)
Fabulous Hotel Victoria

"The front desk staff and breakfast staff were very nice and helpful. Breakfast was a delight. The spa looked amazing. The room was small, but clean. The free water in the mini-bar was replenished daily. Location was perfect. Highly recommend"…"

Reviewed on Feb 18, 2020

Hotel Victoria
Hotel Turin Palace
Hotel Turin Palace
4 out of 5
Via Sacchi 8, Turin, TO
The price is $151 per night

Located in Historic Centre, this spa hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Via Roma and Piazza San Carlo. Piazza Castello and Polytechnic University of Turin are ...

4.9/5Exceptional! (835 reviews)
Easily 5 Stars

"One of the best hotels ever. Could easily be 5 stars. We stay here every time we are in Turin."…"

Reviewed on Feb 26, 2020

Hotel Turin Palace

Getting around Turin

There’s no shortage of ways to get around Turin. For shorter journeys in the center of town, it’s advisable to walk – this way you’ll get the best appreciation of Turin’s beautiful stately streets. It’s a big city, though, and for longer journeys you can use public transit, with a metro line and bus services spanning the city. There’s also a trolley network, including one vintage line which dates from 1934. Visit the European Metropolitan Transport Authorities website.Browse Turin rental cars.

Best time to visit

Turin’s a great city to visit year round, with different things to offer visitors at different times of year. Come in the Christmas holiday season to experience the city's festive spirit. Winter is also the time to visit for skiing in the nearby Italian Alps. Summers are very pleasant, without the searing heat of some parts of Italy, while spring and fall are quieter but still mild.

Popular places to visit in Turin

Allianz Stadium
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Allianz Stadium

5/5(26 reviews)

Catch an event at Allianz Stadium during your trip to Turin. Discover the fascinating museums and shops in this walkable area.

Egyptian Museum Torino
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Egyptian Museum Torino

5/5(46 reviews)

Explore the history of the pharaohs of ancient Egypt in the only exclusively Egyptian museum outside of Cairo.

Mole Antonelliana
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Mole Antonelliana

4.5/5(31 reviews)

One of the tallest buildings of its time, this historic landmark still towers over central Turin, providing visitors with panoramic views of the city.

Stadio Olimpico Grande Torino
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Stadio Olimpico Grande Torino

4.5/5(9 reviews)

Cheer on the local team with hordes of passionate fans at a soccer stadium that has decades of history, a museum dedicated to sport and informative tours of the arena. 

Piazza Castello
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Piazza Castello

4.5/5(52 reviews)

You can learn more about the history of Turin when you make a stop at a top site like Piazza Castello. While you're in the area, find time to visit its shops.

Turin Cathedral
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Turin Cathedral

4.5/5(51 reviews)

The major Roman Catholic church of Turin is the current resting place of the Shroud of Turin, what many believe to be the burial cloth for Jesus.

Top things to do in Turin

Turin & Piedmont Card
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Turin & Piedmont Card

$32
Per adult
82% of travellers recommend
Highlights of Turin Small-Group Walking Tour
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Highlights of Turin Small-Group Walking Tour

$24
Per adult
Private Tour: Piedmont Wine Tasting of the Barolo Region
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Private Tour: Piedmont Wine Tasting of the Barolo Region

$769
Per adult

Reviews of Turin

4.5

Top Destination

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5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveler

Feb 19, 2020

Go to a Juventus match if possible! Note: It requires a membership card (tessera del tiffoso)

5/5 - Excellent

Joseph949

Feb 12, 2020

Can’t wait to return!

5/5 - Excellent

GaetanoandIolan

Jan 18, 2020

An incredible Capitol Beautiful, full of beauty in arts, food, mountains, Alpes, history in that city were the king and the Queen of Italy the Savoia, The weather was good, but it is cold the Alpes are around the town We will return to visit mor

5/5 - Excellent

M1

Dec 20, 2019

Museum of the Shroud and the Cathedral in which the Shroud is kept were inspirational. Loved our hotel!!!

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveler

Nov 14, 2019

Turin a beautiful city, with so many beautiful places to visit.

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveler

Nov 3, 2019

Una ciudad hermosa llena de mucha cultura atracciones su paisaje sus Iglesias sobre todo visitar la catedral de Turín fue una experiencia única.

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