Turin

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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

DoubleTree by Hilton Turin Lingotto
DoubleTree by Hilton Turin Lingotto
4 out of 5
Via Nizza 230, Turin
The price is $86 per night from Oct 24 to Oct 24
Located in Nizza Millefonti, this hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Oval Lingotto and Torino Palavela. Pala Alpitour and Stadio Olimpico Grande Torino are also ...
4.6/5Wonderful! (722 reviews)
"Clean hotel with friendly staff and excellent breakfast. So much history in the building too and the hotel really embraces it. Really recommend this hotel."

Reviewed on Sep 14, 2021

DoubleTree by Hilton Turin Lingotto
Grand Hotel Sitea
Grand Hotel Sitea
5 out of 5
Via Carlo Alberto, 35, Turin, TO
The price is $179 per night from Sep 30 to Sep 30
Located in Historic Centre, this luxury hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Via Roma and Piazza San Carlo. Pala Alpitour is 2.5 mi (4.1 km) away. Porta Nuova ...
4.7/5Exceptional! (815 reviews)
"Very good Staff!"

Reviewed on Aug 10, 2021

Grand Hotel Sitea
Principi di Piemonte | UNA Esperienze
Principi di Piemonte | UNA Esperienze
5 out of 5
Via Piero Gobetti, 15, Turin, TO
The price is $197 per night from Oct 19 to Oct 19
Located in Historic Centre, this luxury hotel is steps from Via Roma and Rinascente. Monumento a Edmondo de Amicis and Santa Cristina are also within 5 minutes. ...
4.6/5Exceptional! (902 reviews)
"Modern hotel and building. Perfectly located in the historic center, walking distance from all main landmarks."

Reviewed on Aug 28, 2021

Principi di Piemonte | UNA Esperienze
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Hotel Miramonti
Hotel Miramonti
3 out of 5
Piazza Derna 238, Turin, TO
The price is $52 per night from Oct 1 to Oct 1
Located in Rebaudengo, this residence is within 3 mi (5 km) of Turin Eye, Royal Gardens (Giardini Reali), and Turin Royal Theatre. Allianz Stadium and Palace ...
3.8/5Good! (671 reviews)
"Special thanks to all hotel employees were very friendly. and thanks Expedia for the odertas."

Reviewed on Nov 14, 2019

Hotel Miramonti
DUPARC Contemporary Suites
DUPARC Contemporary Suites
4 out of 5
C.so Massimo D'Azeglio 21, Turin, TO
The price is $111 per night from Oct 17 to Oct 17
Located in San Salvario, this spa residence is within 2 mi (3 km) of Teatro Nuovo, Polytechnic University of Turin, and Piazza San Carlo. Mole Antonelliana and ...
4.7/5Exceptional! (438 reviews)
"Beautiful Apartment"

Reviewed on Aug 30, 2021

DUPARC Contemporary Suites
Residenza dell'Opera
Residenza dell'Opera
Via San Massimo 17, Centro Storico di Torino, Turin
The price is $120 per night from Oct 3 to Oct 3
Located in Historic Centre, this apartment building is within a 10-minute walk of Piazza Vittorio Veneto and Piazza San Carlo. Pala Alpitour is 2.9 mi (4.6 km) ...
4.7/5Exceptional! (183 reviews)
Very nice!
"Amazing place and friendly staff! We actually got a room upgrade into a larger room, which was very nice of them. Location is centric and everything is walking distance. Would highly recommend!"

Reviewed on May 19, 2021

Residenza dell'Opera
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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.

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