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Turin (Italian: Torino, Piedmontese: Turin), a large city of about one million inhabitants, is set in the Piedmont region of northwestern Italy, a one-hour drive from the French border and slightly more than that from the Mediterranean sea. It’s famous for being the home of Italy’s royal family. Today, Turin, with its fine, aristocratic atmosphere, old world sophisticated shops, grand boulevards and palaces, leafy parks, and several art galleries, is an increasingly popular tourist resort. The 2006 Winter Olympics, and its status the same year as World Book Capital, have prompted tourists to visit this beautiful and underestimated Italian city, which has a longstanding cultural and artistic history.

Understand

Turin was the first capital of modern Italy, and was the host of the 2006 Winter Olympic Games. While it’s not a famous tourism destination like Florence or Rome, the setting is pleasant, with the Po River flowing through the city, the genteel hills overlooking the city and scattered with pleasant villas and surrounded by the Italian Alps off in the distance. This is why the famous architect Le Corbusier defined Turin as “the city with the most beautiful natural location in the world”.

In the 18th century Savoy, newly proclaimed a kingdom, embarked on an urban design project for its capital Turin. At this time many public squares, grand boulevards and royal palaces were built in order to make the city fit for a capital. After 1801 when Napoleon conquered the city, he created more large avenues in order to allow his troops easier movement, further altering the city’s layout.

Turin is an important city of technology and industry, and the FIAT automobile company is based here. (The ‘T’ in the name stands for Torino; FIAT = Fabbrica Italiana Automobili Torino, which translates as: Italian Automobile Factory Turin.) It was also the birthplace to many important cultural and political movements in Italy.

Turin inhabitants are well known across Italy for their understatement and composure and the city reflects this attitude.

Many people consider Turin to be the European capital of Baroque: many palaces and churches were built in this style during the kingdom of the Savoia. It isn’t the typical Italian city, with red and yellow buildings: is a bit more French, so much that is also called “the little Paris”; wide boulevards with white buildings make the city center more similar to Paris. Around the city, a crown of churches and castles, some up on a hilltop, some lost in a park, provide plenty of interesting views. Turin also has an aristocratic atmosphere – the centre is filled with posh 19th century cafes, regal-like arcaded mansions, debonair glittering restaurants, and grand churches.

Turin is home to the famous Shroud of Turin. It has become the home of the Slow Food Movement.

Get in

By plane

Turin airport

Turin Airport (15 km (9.3 mi) north of the city). There are international flights to Turin from Amsterdam, Bacau, Barcelona, Berlin SXF, Birmingham, Bristol, Brussels BRU & CRL, Bucharest, Casablanca, Chisinau, Dublin, Edinburgh, Fez, Frankfurt, Leeds, London LGW, LTN & STN, Madrid, Malta, Manchester, Marrakesh, Moscow DME, Munich, Paris CDG, Seville, Stockholm ARN, Tirana, Valencia & Warsaw. Domestic destinations are Alghero, Bari, Brindisi, Cagliari, Catania, Lamezia Terme, Naples, Palermo and Rome FCO. Some of these are seasonal, and the airport is especially busy in ski season with travellers to the resorts in Valle d’Aosta and the western Italian Alps. Most flights are with budget airlines such as Ryanair and Blue Air, even for domestic flights, or with ski package operators. There’s just a single terminal, easy to navigate, with the usual range of shops airside after security: Heinemann run the duty-free franchise. Departure gates 1-13 are domestic / Schengen, gates 14-22 beyond passport control are non-Schengen. There’s a back-up passport control point for gates 19-22, to give the airport flexibility in allocation of areas, but it’s normally empty and you can stroll through to the toilets by gate 22. But there’s otherwise no facilities in the non-Schengen area, so don’t go through passport control until an hour before your flight.

To the city: best is the Sadem bus, running every 15-30 mins between airport, Caselle town, and Turin Porta Susa and Porta Nuova railway stations, taking 45-55 mins; some buses extend to Lingotto. If possible buy your ticket from a kiosk or machine in the arrivals area, for €6.50. But these machines are never working so you’ll likely have to buy it on the bus for €7.50. If you buy a Turin + Piemonte Card (as in “See”), the ride is only €5.

By train is possible but inconvenient. Walk west from the terminal to Caselle-Aeroporto railway station, which is on the branch line between Lanzo & Germagno in the hills to the north, and Dora station in Turin. Trains run every 30 mins and take 20 mins to Dora, from where you’d need to transfer to a city bus. The train fare is €2.70 but better value is the Integrato B at €3, valid for two hours of city transport. Buy it from the travel kiosk in arrivals.

By taxi to city centre is around €40, and a private car transfer €100. There are car hire desks in arrivals: you don’t want a car in the city, but would need one to explore the mountains.

Other airports for reaching Turin are Milan Malpensa MXP, Milan Linate LIN, and Bergamo BGY. Of these, Malpensa has the best range of flights, and best onward transport: the SADEM bus runs direct from MXP Terminals 1 & 2 to Turin Porta Susa, hourly 08:00-22:00 and at midnight. The ride lasts 2 hours and costs €22, buy tickets in Malpensa arrival hall or online.

By train

Turin’s main railway station is  Porta Susa. All international and long-distance trains call here, with direct services to Paris Gare de Lyon (6 hours) via Lyon, to Milan (50 min), Aosta (90 min), Genoa (90 min), Bologna (2 hr), Florence (2 hr 45), Venice (3 hr 30), Rome (4 hr), Naples (6 hr), Bari (8 hr) and by sleeper to Reggio DC (18 hr) for Sicily. For Switzerland, Germany and Austria, change in Milan. The Frecciarossa trains rush between Turin and Milan in 50 mins for a fare of €35, reservations compulsory and they do sell out. If you’re not in a hurry, standard Trenitalia trains via Chivasso and Novara take 1 hour 45 and the fare is only €13.

The old Porta Susa station at Piazza XVIII Dicembre is shut and empty, and horse-drawn buses ply there no more. The new station, adjacent south, opened in 2013: it’s a long low steel hangar that looks like it wants to be a garden centre. There are ticket offices and machines, toilets, a cafe and a convenience store; there’s no left luggage facility. As of early 2019, almost none of the retail units have been let, so the interior concourse is just a long bare corridor. There’s limited seating and if you have an extended wait, you might be better in one of the nearby bars and cafes. Find these by exiting west onto Corso Inghilterra or going a little north (past the old station) onto Corso San Martino. Porta Susa station is on the Metro line, with a bus terminus (including for the airport bus) outside east on Corso Bolzano.

Porta Nuova station doesn’t have international trains but has all the long-distance Italian services, travel times as above. It’s a terminus station so through-trains reverse direction. Lots of shops and cafes here, and a left-luggage office open daily 08:00-20:00, charge €6 per bag for five hours. There’s even a piano. Porta Nuova is on the Metro line, with lots of buses (including the airport bus) stopping outside.

Turin’s other stations include Stura north of the city, and  Lingotto in the south near Eataly and the Automobile Museum. All stations are managed by Trenitalia, the Italian state railways.

By car

The principal routes, on toll motorways, are:

  • A4 from Trieste, Venice, Padua, Verona, Milan and Novara.
  • From Geneva and northern France via the Mont Blanc Tunnel, then A5 down past Courmayeur, Aosta and Ivrea.
  • A7 from Genoa to Tortona, then A21 past Alessandria and Asti.
  • From Lyon and Grenoble in France via the Frejus Tunnel then A32.

By bus

Flixbus have direct buses to Turin from Paris (10 hr), Lyon (5 hr), Geneva (4 hr 30), Zürich (6 hr), Munich (9 hr), Ljubljana (10 hr), Zagreb (12 hr) and Budapest (16 hr). Services within Italy are from Genoa (2 hr 30), Bologna (6 hr), Florence (7 hr), Venice (6 hr 30), Trieste (8 hr), Rome (10 hr), Naples (11 hour) and Catania (22 hr). Buses from Milan are about every hour, taking 2 hours, and advance online fares can be as low as 4 euro. Many other destinations can be reached by a single change of bus.

Marinobus have a direct bus from Paris (25 hr) via Frankfurt and Stuttgart.

Get around

Image of Destination GuideImage of Destination GuideImage of Destination GuideImage of Destination GuideImage of Destination GuideImage of Destination GuideTurin Metro connects Eataly, the centre, and western suburbs

Public transport

Turin has an efficient, integrated system of buses, trams and Metro all operated by GTT. These run 06:00-00:30, and out of hours there are night buses fanning out from Piazza Vittorio Veneto. A comprehensive network map is available on the GTT website. On 5T website it’s also possible to check real-time running.

You must buy your ticket before you get on and validate it as soon as you board. All tabaccherie (tobacconists) sell transport tickets as do some bars and kiosks at stations; machines however are often broken. The standard ticket is the “City + Suburban 100”, valid for 100 mins for unlimited bus rides plus one journey on the Metro. In 2019 this costs €1.70; daily, 48-hr and 72-hr tickets are available for €4, €7.50 and €10 respectively. Longer season tickets will need photo ID. The spot fine for travelling with an unvalidated ticket, or without one, is €25.

Bus and tram stops are clearly marked with yellow signs, and display maps of the city routes. There may be electronic indicators at the stop and on board.

The Metro, opened in 2006, is a single line with driverless trains. The southern terminus is Lingotto, near the mainline Lingotto station, Exhibition & Trade Centre, Eataly and the Automobile Museum. The line runs north under Via Nizza stopping at Spezia, Carducci, Dante, Fermata 8226 and Marconi to Porta Nuova railway station. It there turns west beneath Corso Vittorio Emmanuele II stopping at Re Umberto and Vinzaglio, then north again to Porta Susa railway station and Piazza XVIII Dicembre. It then runs west under Corso Francia into the suburbs, stopping at Principi d’Acaja, Bernini, Racconigi, Rivoli, Monte Grappa, Pozzo Strada, Massaua, Marche, and Paradiso to end at Fermi. Fares are the same as for buses, eg a 100-min single journey including bus transfers is €1.70, it’s automatically validated by passing the platform entrance gates.

Out-of-town: the GTT network and ticket includes the suburbs, but further out it’s mostly the blue buses run by Sadem (including to the airport, see “Get in”). Again, try to buy your ticket before boarding, eg at a tobacconist, cafe or news stand. Consider also buying the return if you’re going to a quiet spot that may lack facilities. You can probably buy your ticket on the bus, but this will cost maybe an extra euro, and the driver will grind his gums if he has to give change.

By bicycle

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A ToBike stand

The city has a network of bicycle paths, though they’re not all in good condition, and pedestrians will try to claim right of way. On the roads, cars and motor scooters will scythe across your path, and as for the trams . . .

A bike-sharing service is operated by ToBike. They have some 140 bike stations across the city, and their website shows real-time availability of bikes and docking stations. But first you have to register – easy if you’re a resident, and your card is mailed to you within a couple of days. That doesn’t work for short visits, so try presenting yourself at the Tobike shop in Via Santa Chiara 26/F, or at Turismo Torino in Piazza Castello. There are other outlets (eg Eataly in Lingotto) but they only sell annual cards. There’s also an app you can use, Bicincittà, then access bikes by your mobile instead of by a card, it’s not clear if this gets around the problem of not having a local mailing address.

Choose your Tobike card period: €5 for one day, €8 for one week or €25 for one year. Your first 30 mins on the bike is free, for unlimited trips providing you dock the bike between trips. Thereafter charges apply, up to the maximum permitted use of four hours.

Similar services are run by oBike and Mobike, use their Android / iPhone apps to register.

By car

You don’t need a car in town, and driving here is not for the faint-hearted. You need to beware the many restricted-entry streets, trams, and other motorists who may regard red lights and speed limits as merely advisory.

A good central parking garage is beneath Piazza Vittorio Veneto is  Parcheggio Vittorio Park

Car rentals: as well as the airport rental kiosks, there are down-town rental offices, eg Hertz just outside Porta Susa train station.

There are three car sharing services in Turin, Car2GoEnjoy and BlueTorino (which uses 100% electric cars). An electric scooter sharing service is run by MiMoto.

By taxi

Taxis in Torino start the meter the moment your call is received. It is not customary to hail a taxi on the street, but there are taxi ranks at the main railway stations, at the corner of Via Sacchi and Corso Vittorio Emanuele II, and elsewhere. You can also book via the WeTaxi app.

Operators (as at 2019) include Torino Taxi (+39 011 5730 & 5737), Europtaxi (+39 328 757 8080), and Taxi Turin Airport (+39 011-991 4419).

See

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Mole Antonelliana

Turin’s main attractions include important baroque palaces and churches, a regular and attractive street grid, an extensive network of arcades, famous coffee shops and a number of world-renowned museums. Five palaces in Turin itself and nine more in the region served as residences for the Savoy royalty and are now inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage List.

The Torino and Piemonte Card is worth its money if you plan to visit most places in the “See” section. The pass provides free access to all the museums and other attractions of the city listed below. You also can use free the Venaria Reale bus service, which is operated by GTT, to travel to Venaria and see the restored palace. The entry to the palace is also covered by the pass. Also don’t miss the opportunity to use the Navebus service and take a boat tour in the river Po. This service is also operated by GGT and is included in your pass. The card entitles you with free travel from Dora Station to Torino International Airport, service operated by GTT. Trip with chain train to Superga is also included with the small fee to reach the top of the church and a guided visit to the tombs of the Savoy Royal family. 1-day card €23, 2 days €35, 3 days €42, 5 days €51 (Feb 2017). You can add free travel on the public transport for 1 day €3, 2 days, €4.50, or 3 days €6.

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Borgo Medievale

  • Moncalieri Castle (Castello di Moncalieri), Piazza Baden Baden 4 Moncalieri TO ,   One of the most ancient Savoy residences, built by Thomas I of Savoy in 1100 on a hill south of Turin, facing the Po River and the Alps. It was later enlarged and used by various members of the House of Savoy, especially by queen mothers and princesses. Today it houses the Italian Military National Police Force, though the castle and its apartments are visitable. Reservation required.
  • Palazzina di caccia di Stupinigi (The hunting residence of Stupinigi), Piazza Principe Amedeo 7 Nichelino TO ,   Tu-F 10:00-17:30; Sa Su 10:00-18:30€12; EU university students, visitors with disabilities and 65+ €8.
  • Palazzo BaroloVia delle Orfane 7 ,   Tu-F 10:00-12:30 and 15:00-17:30; Sa 15:00-17:30; Su 15:00-18:30Adults €5; reduced €3.
  • La Venaria RealePiazza della Repubblica 4, Venaria Reale TOOutside the town of Venaria, 10 km north east of Turin. Restored to the baroque magnificence that inspired it when it was built in the mid 17th century for Duke Carlo Emanuele II di Savoia, the Reggia of Venaria Reale was inaugurated in October 2007, after two centuries of abandon and decay, and eight years of intense restoration. In the first year since it opened to the public, Venaria Reale has welcomed approximately 1,000,000 visitors becoming one of the most popular spot in Italy. The enormous palace, which has a surface area of over 80,000 m², contains some of the most outstanding examples of European baroque architecture: the enchanting Salone di Diana, designed by Amedeo di Castellamonte, the solemnity of the Galleria Grande and the chapel of Sant’Uberto, and the immense complex of the Scuderie, designed by the 17th-century genius, Filippo Juvarra. The Gardens now represent a close combination of ancient and modern. Venaria Reale, which was declared a UNESCO World Heritage List by UNESCO, is at the centre of the circuit of Royal Residences in Piedmont. To get there: Venaria Express shuttle bus operated by GTT (freephone number: +39 800 019152 www.comune.torino.it/gtt Bus: routes 72, 11 (freephone number: +39 800 019152 – www.comune.torino.it/gtt) Train: Turin-Ceres line (freephone number: +39 800 019152 – www.comune.torino.it/gtt) Car: Torino Nord orbital road, Venaria or Savonera/Venaria exit. GTT bus ticket with return €5. Entrance to the Venaria €15. (July 2020)
  • Villa della ReginaStrada Comunale Santa Margherita 79, . Tu-Sa 10:00-17:00; Su 10:00-18:00; last entry 16:00 (Su 17:00)A royal palace and gardens on a hill just outside the city. Relatively small but nice with chinese and baroque style interior design. Next to the Villa, there’s the Royal vineyard (“Vigna della Regina”, Queen’s vineyard) that has been productive since the 1600s. Today it produces the “Freisa di Chieri DOC – Villa della Regina”, a red wine. It can be bought directly at the Villa shop or online. Adults €5; 18-25 €2.50.

Museums

  • Palazzo RealePiazza Castello, . Tu-Su 08:30-19:00The Palace is a wacky hybrid of medieval castle, baroque, and bling. The ticket covers five attractions:
    – Palace gardens: you enter this area free to reach the ticket office and palace entrance.
    – Galleria Sabauda houses the vast art collection of the rulers of Savoy.
    – Chapel of the Shroud is accessed this way, and from a gallery looks into the Cathedral.
    – The royal apartments: gilt, red flock, chandeliers, vast paintings, and everything else to impress.
    – Royal Armoury: dating from 16th century, the 1833 collection of Sardinian king Carlo Alberto.
     Adult €12.
  • CAMERA – Italian Centre for PhotographyVia delle Rosine 18 ,   W F-M 11:00-19:00; Th 11:00-21:00Adults €10; 12-26 and 70+ €6.
  • Castello di RivoliPiazzale Mafalda di Savoia, . In the small town of Rivoli, east of Turin. Houses one of Europe’s most important Contemporary Art Museums. The Castle of Rivoli is an unfinished 18th-century castle that stands on top of Rivoli hills. Corso Francia (France Road) is one of the world’s longest streets and was built because of the desire of the House of Savoy to connect Royal Palace in the center of Turin with Rivoli Castle. You can reach it by bus or taxi.
  • Egyptian Museum (Egizio), Via Accademia delle Scienze, 6, . Daily except Mondays and 25 DecemberHouses the most important collection of ancient Egyptian artefacts outside Cairo. Founded in 1824 by King Carlo Felice after acquiring archaeologist Drovetti’s collection, the museum contains 30,000 exhibits. It documents the history and civilization of Egypt from the palaeolithic to the Coptic era through unique exhibits and collections of objects d’art, articles of daily use and funeral furnishings (including the Altar of Isis, the canvas painted by Gebelein, the intact tombs of Kha and Merit, and the exceptional cliff temple to Ellesjia). It is also intelligently laid out and the exhibits are lovingly preserved; a big renovation took place up to December 2015. €13 (full price ticket).
  • Risorgimento Museum (Museo Nazionale del Risorgimento Italiano), Palazzo Carignano, Via Accademia delle Scienze, 5 (next to Egyptian Museum), . Tu-Su 09:00-18:00Fascinating exposition of the tumultuous birth of modern Italy, set in the very building where many events took place: Carlo Alberto and Vittorio Emanuele II were born here, and the first Italian parliament sat here. Garibaldi’s campaign was in the context of revolutions and upheavals all over Europe, the greatest of all being the Industrial Revolution. It was a very literary and graphic age, so events are vividly shown in film, photos, political cartoons and other artefacts. Adult €10.
  • Foundation Accorsi-Ometto – Decorative Arts MuseumVia Po 55 ,   Tu-F 10:00-13:00 and 14:00-18:00; Saturday to Sunday 10:00-13:00 and 14:00-19:00€10 – €8 (museum + guided tour); €14 – € 12 (museum + exhibition + guided tour); €8 – € 6 (exhibition only): reduced price 12-26 and 65+.
  • Galleria Civica d’Arte Moderna e Contemporanea (GAM Torino), Via Magenta 31 ,   Tu-Su 10:00 – 18:00Adults €10; 65+ and 18-25 €8.
  • Mole Antonelliana / National Cinema MuseumVia Montebello, 20W-M 09:00-20:00The Mole, Turin’s landmark building built in 1888, was intended as a synagogue but the size and cost got out of hand and the Jewish community never used it. The 167.5-meter tower is the highest work of masonry in Europe and you can ride a lift to the cupola at the top. Within it, the National Cinema Museum is a vast exhibition space spiralling up five floors. The themes of the floors are the archaeology of cinema, the video camera, a collection of cinema posters, video installations (with side rooms screening clips), and The Great Temple where you recline in comfy red chairs and watch – or is it worship? – Italian film classics projected on giant screens overhead. Artefacts include magic lanterns, optical illusions, photographs, drawings, models, props and costumes, eg the original cape worn by Christopher Reeve in Superman in 1978. Museum €11, lift €8, both €15.
  • Museo Nazionale dell’AutomobileCorso Unità d’Italia, 40 (Metro Lingotto), . M 10:00-14:00, Tu-Su 10:00-19:00The collection houses over 170 vehicles, from 18th-century carriages to Formula 1 racers, and lots of gorgeous red sports cars. Adult €12.
  • Museum of Criminal Anthropology – Cesare LombrosoVia Pietro Giuria 15 ,    Monday – Saturday 10:00-18:00Adults €5; 12-18 and 65+ €3.
  • Museo Nazionale della Montagna Duca degli AbruzziPiazzale Monte dei Capuccini, 7.
  • The Museum of The New Prison (Le Nuove – Museo del Carcere), Via Paolo Borsellino 3 (The museum is located near the city center in Via Paolo Borsellino 3, opposite the Palace of Justice “Bruno Caccia” and skyscraper “San Paolo” 5 minutes from Porta Susa Railway Station. Bus lines 55, 68 – Tram Line 9) ,   Museum guided tours: Monday – Saturday 15:00; Sunday 15:00 and 17:00; Anti-aircraft shelter guided tours (reservations required) : Saturday to Sunday 17:15;€6; students and 65+ €4;.
  • Museum of Oriental Art (Museo d’Arte Orientale, MAO), via San Domenico 11 (Palazzo Mazzonis) (http://www.maotorino.it/en/visit/getting-here) ,   Tu-F 10:00-18:00; Sa Su 11:00-19:00Houses collections from Gandhara, India, Southeast Asia, China and Japan. The third floor is devoted to Buddhist and Tibetan culture. The fourth floor contains the collections coming from Islamic countries and the Arabian Peninsula (mainly bronzes, ceramics, tiles). There are also temporary photography exhibitions and conferences. Adult €10; 65+ and 18-25 €8; free of charge for visitors with disabilities and one accompanying person.
  • Museum of the Shroud (Museo della Sindone), Via San Domenico 28 ,   Daily 9:00-12:00 and 15:00-19:00The original “Turin Shroud” is in safekeeping in the Cathedral and only occasionally displayed, the last being in 2015. This small museum displays a copy and studies the Shroud. It’s a remarkable object whatever it is, a 4.4 x 1.1 m winding sheet charred by fire and appearing to bear the likeness of a man, matching the Gospel description of the crucifixion of Jesus. Multiple tests have produced contradictory results, or at least contradictory interpretations. It’s only reliably known to have existed since 1390 when it was denounced as a forgery, and radio-carbon dating matches that. But no deliberate attempt to reproduce it has managed to capture all its qualities, especially the 3D effect of its photo negative, and neither natural nor artificial processes convincingly explain it. So just look and wonder. Adults €8, concs €6, age 6-12 €3.
  • Palazzo MadamaPiazza CastelloThis wonderful hybrid of a baroque palace and a medieval castle is attracting many visitors. It was home of the regent queens of Savoy, and is a mix of medieval and baroque rooms. It now houses the City Museum of Ancient Art, which has an eclectic collection of church art, paintings, ancient sculpture, porcelain, ceramics, archaeological artefacts and some fascinating scenes of life in Torino in times gone by. On the second floor there’s a room with red sofas to take a rest after the visit, with a magnificent chandelier, and a cafeteria. The moat contains a medieval castle garden, and the tower offers a beautiful view over Turin. €10.
  • Pietro Micca Museum (Museo civico Pietro Micca e dell’assedio di Torino del 1706), Via Guicciardini 7a (5 minutes walk from Porta Susa station), . Tu-Su 10:00-18:00; last entry 17:00Learn about the days of the Spanish Succession War when Turin was besieged for four months by the French army in 1706. The town was saved by the so-called “war of mines” which was fought across a vast network of tunnels extending under and beyond the external defence works (fourteen kilometres on the whole). At least 9 km of galleries have been entirely preserved throughout the centuries and can still be visited today. €3.
  • Pinacoteca Giovanni e Marella AgnelliVia Nizza 230/103 ,   Tu-Su 10:00-19:00€10 and 65+ €8 (permanent collection + exhibition); €8 and 65+ €7 (permanent collection only); free for visitors with disabilities.

Drink

Where before there were boatsheds, you will find many modern bars and nightclubs by the river Po at the Murazzi close to the bridge Ponte Vittorio Emanuele. Closer to the historical center, there are many charming old-world cafes.

  • Birrificio TorinoVia Parma, 30, . 20:00-2:00Brewpub restaurant. Four regular Birrificio beers brewed on premises. Good menu with recommended matched beers. More restaurant than pub. Can be very busy.
  • Caffe al BicerinPiazza della Consolata, 5, . Home to the classic Torinese drink, the Bicerin. A mix of coffee, hot chocolate and cream, it is a wonderful treat on a raw winter day. Located in the small but scenic Piazza della Consolata, across the square is the elaborate Baroque church, Chiesa della Consolata.
  • Caffè dell’OrologioVia Morgari 16/a (Zona: San Salvario), . Lovely ambience and great staff you felt they were excited about everything on the menu.
  • Caffe rossiniCorso Regina Margherita, 80 (at the corner to Via Gioacchino), . Caffe Rossini is a nice caffe/pub with live music and young local people.
  • LabPiazza Vittorio Veneto, 13/E, . Modern bar with lots of young people and nice music. some place to go out during the week when the city is sleeping.
  • Gelateria PepinoPiazza Carignano, 8, . An ice-cream parlor founded in 1884. They have a dubious claim to fame as the personal favorite ice-creams of Benito Mussolini, and during his reign Pepino sent daily ice-cream deliveries to the dictator in Rome.
  • Sorij NouveauVia Matteo Pescatore 10c (close to Piazza Vittorio), . wine and entries

Where to stay in Turin

Budget

  • Casa RomarCorso Chieti, 5 (Vanchiglia district 2 km east of centre), . 2-star B&B, rooms en suite, free parking. B&B double €70.
  • Hotel NizzaVia Nizza, 9, . Basic but decent-value 3 star next to Porta Nuova station. All rooms en suite with phone, hairdryer, air conditioning. Pets are welcome. B&B single €70, double €110.
  • Hotel BolognaCorso Vittorio Emanuele II, 60 (100 m west of Porta Nuova station) ,   2-star with 44 rooms, very convenient location, good value and the staff are sweethearts. Single €50.
  • Torino InnVia Nizza, 50 (Metro Nizza). 3-star with private bathroom. Free WiFi.

Mid-range

  • Hotel Due MondiVia Saluzzo, 3 (Next to Porta Nuova station). A bit shabby, but good location and fair value for money. B&B double €130.
  • Holiday Inn Turin – Corso FranciaPiazza Massaua, 21 (Metro Massaua), . Boxy, modern well-furnished hotel. Reasonable breakfast buffet. WiFi, but slow. Underground parking. B&B double €85.
  • Hotel Artua’&Solferinovia Angelo Brofferio, 1 (Piazza Solferino), . Central 3-star with rooms for 1-4. Internet access and parking available. B&B single €50, double €95.
  • Hotel Interporto (Hotel To), Sesta Strada Interporto Sud Sito (off A55 ring road at Sito jcn) ,  fax+39 011 3981750Functional 3-star on A55 west of city, on grubby industrial estate. Good autostrada access. B&B single €50, double €80.

Splurge

Lingotto, former Fiat factory now hotel and shopping centre

  • Le Petit HotelVia San Francesco d’Assisi, 21, . Central 3-star near Piazza Solferino. B&B double €110.
  • 10 NH Lingotto CongressVia Nizza 262 (Metro Lingotto), . Four-star business hotel in a former Fiat Lingotto factory. Large high ceilinged rooms, with a rooftop race-track. B&B double €85.
  • 11 Hotel DiplomaticVia Cernaia 42, . Check-in: 14:00-00:00, check-out: 12:00Comfy business-oriented hotel, good location near Porta Susa station. B&B double €110.
  • 12 Hotel VictoriaVia Nino Costa, 4, . Central 4-star, good reviews. Junior Suites feature two-person jacuzzi bathtubs. Free wireless Internet in most rooms and lobby. B&B double €170.
  • 13 NH Santo StefanoVia Porta Palatina, 19, . Great location opposite Palazzo Reale in historic centre, this 4-star hotel gets good reviews for rooms and service. Also has a beautiful spa. B&B double €130.
  • 14 Grand Hotel SiteaVia Carlo Alberto 35, . Rooms well appointed, and well serviced. Good restaurant, helpful staff. Short walk to Piazza San Carlo. B&B double €140.
  • 15 Golden PalaceVia dell’Arcivescovado, 18 (Central near Piazza Solferino), . 5-star hotel with charming rooms and impressive halls. Close to Via Roma and Piazza Castello. B&B double €120.
  • 16 AC Hotel TorinoVia Bisalta, 11 (Metro Spezia), . 4-star, part of Marriott chain. Good sized, well furnished rooms, good breakfast buffet. Parking on premises. It’s near Eataly. B&B double €120.
  • 17 Boston Art HotelVia Andrea Massena, 70 (700 m south of Porta Nuova station), . 4-star design hotel just south of historical centre, rooms a bit plain, tired & worn. B&B double €90.
  • 18 Principi di PiemonteVia Piero Gobetti, 15 (200 m north of Porta Nuova station), . Elegant 5-star hotel in the centre of the historical district. Closed for rebuilding until July 2019. B&B double €250.

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  • House of Savoy residences and hunting reserves. The city of Turin is surrounded by magnificent XVI, XVII and XVIII residences, like Royal Palace and Carignano Palace (in the centre of the city), Valentino Castle (inside the city, near the Po river, within Valentino Park), Rivoli Castle (10 km west of the city), Stupinigi Hunting Pavilion (between the town of Orbassano and Nichelino, south of the city), the Racconigi Castle (near border with Cuneo province). The two main Savoy’s hunting reserves, La Mandria Park and Stupinigi Park, are now natural reserves.
  • The Alps. Turin is a city that feels its mountain legacy and their proximity is why so many inhabitants have second homes in the thousands of little valley villages. During Summer, if you have a day and want to relax, take a trip to Gran Paradiso National Park, or Orsiera Rocciavrè Park, or Val Varaita Park. During Winter, the Alps offer a wide range of ski resorts, from one of the world’s greatest, Via Lattea, to a number of small ski areas which are less crowded and cheaper.
  • Aosta
  • Saint Michael’s Abbey (Sacra di San Michele) a fascinating ancient abbey built on top of a rock at the beginning of Susa Valley.
  • Ivrea
  • Moncalieri
  • Savigliano features the picturesque Piazza Santarosa and a railway museum for rail fans. It is an easy day trip by train from Turin.

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