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

Combo Torino
Combo Torino
Corso Regina Margherita, 128, Turin, 10152
The price is $70 per night from Oct 17 to Oct 18
Stay at this hostel in Turin. Enjoy free WiFi, breakfast, and a 24-hour front desk. Popular attractions Allianz Stadium and Mercato di Porta Palazzo are located ...
4.4/5 Excellent! (26 reviews)
"Had an amazing stay, the place is clean and people very friendly"

Reviewed on Sep 1, 2022

NH Collection Torino Piazza Carlina
NH Collection Torino Piazza Carlina
4 out of 5
Piazza Carlo Emanuele II, 15, Turin, TO, 10122
Fully refundableReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is $191 per night from Oct 23 to Oct 24
Stay at this 4-star business-friendly hotel in Turin. Enjoy free WiFi, breakfast, and 24-hour room service. Our guests praise the comfy rooms in our reviews. ...
4.7/5 Exceptional! (737 reviews)
"Perfect location Beautiful building Comfortable rooms All you want/need really!"

Reviewed on Sep 20, 2022

Principi di Piemonte | UNA Esperienze
Principi di Piemonte | UNA Esperienze
5 out of 5
Via Piero Gobetti, 15, Turin, TO, 10123
The price is $217 per night from Oct 20 to Oct 21
Stay at this 5-star luxury hotel in Turin. Enjoy free WiFi, breakfast, and 24-hour room service. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the comfy rooms in our ...
4.6/5 Exceptional! (962 reviews)
"Really excellent, high quality. Very friendly staff, great restaurant, perfect location for walking everywhere, good quality toiletries. Overall we liked everything about it"

Reviewed on Oct 3, 2022

Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.
Residence Star
Residence Star
4 out of 5
Via Susa 5, Turin, TO, 10138
Stay at this 4-star business-friendly residence in Turin. Enjoy free WiFi, a 24-hour fitness center, and onsite parking. Our guests praise the convenient parking ...
4.5/5 Wonderful! (316 reviews)
A great small hotel ideally located.
"A great hotel with self catering facilities and ideally located close to the bus station Porta Susa from the airport, 5 minutes walk. Staff very friendly and helpful, as were the cleaners also."

Reviewed on Aug 6, 2022

DUPARC Contemporary Suites
DUPARC Contemporary Suites
4 out of 5
C.so Massimo D'Azeglio 21, Turin, TO, 10126
Stay at this 4-star spa residence in Turin. Enjoy free WiFi, a full-service spa, and breakfast. Our guests praise the comfy beds in our reviews. Popular attractions ...
4.7/5 Exceptional! (470 reviews)
"Thanks to Simone and his great service at a late arrival, the rest of the front desk team through out other times of the day were really helpful as well. Great capuccinos for brekfast !"

Reviewed on Jul 7, 2022

Loger Confort Residence & Apartments
Loger Confort Residence & Apartments
4 out of 5
Via XX Settembre 7, Turin, TO, 10121
Stay at this 4-star residence in Turin. Enjoy free WiFi, onsite parking, and dry cleaning or laundry services. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the overall ...
4.8/5 Exceptional! (314 reviews)
Stay in Turin Sept 22
"Excellent apartment in Turin. Wonderful light, balcony, clean bed and bath and nice small kitchen and sitting room. Perfect for our stay to visit with Friends who live in Turin. The spiral stair was tricky but other wise perfect!"

Reviewed on Oct 1, 2022

Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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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