Best of Turin
Turin is the capital of the Piedmont region in northern Italy, mainly located on the left bank of the River PO and surrounded by the western Alps.
Turin was the first capital of the Italian Kingdom in 1861 and nowadays it is well known for its baroque, rococo, neo-classical, and Art Nouveau architecture. Several monuments reveal its glorious beauty and that’s why Turin is considered one of the top ten must-see cities in Italy.
The Best of Turin is a pleasant stroll through the most famous sites, starting from the Castle Square and the baroque Royal Palace (UNESCO), the historical and political heart of the city.
The Tour includes seeing the Holy Shroud, but bear in mind the original one is not always exposed to the public due to its fragility. If the original one is publicly exposed, your Guide will take you to see it inside the cathedral, if not you will be taken to admire its faithful copy kept in the Royal Church of S. Lorenzo. Along the walking tour you will also admire the ancient archaeological sites dating back to the Roman period and the magnificent Carignano Palace (UNESCO) that hosted the first Italian Parliament.
The tour will end in front the majestic Mole Antonelliana, true symbol of Turin, housing the National Museum of Cinema, the tallest museum in the world.
BEST OF TURIN is a pleasant stroll through the most famous sites of the city, including some UNESCO World Heritage sites. Don’t miss the opportunity to discover Turin’s must-see attractions on this walking tour.
The Castle Square, the true heart of the city
The Royal Palace (a UNESCO site)
The Holy Shroud, kept in the Cathedral or inside the Royal Church of San Lorenzo
San Carlo Square and its elegant cafés
Carignano Palace (a UNESCO site)
Ancient Roman archeological sites
Vittorio Veneto Square and visit to the Mole Antonelliana (outside).
Dress code: Shoulders and knees must be covered to enter churches. During hot days wear a hat to protect yourself from the sun. Be prepared for a great walk: wear comfortable shoes, preferably with rubber sole.
Food & Drinks are not included.
NB. The order of the itinerary could differ according to the daily opening hours of churches, and religious services, or due to public maintenance works or during extraordinary local events.
Legally licensed English-speaking Tour Guide
Audio headsets provided (over 10 participants)
No queues: skip-the-line ticket for Palazzo Madama (open ticket valid for a day)
Smaller group: interact with your own Guide
What to do in Turin: suggestions and tips for your stay in the city.
Electronic voucher accepted
Piazza Castello. In front of the main entrance of Palazzo Madama