Turin Travel Guide (Torino)

Come to Turin. It is worth a trip. The city invites you to enjoy a real Italian aperitif and taste the chocolate. Compared to bustling Milan, Turin appears a little more moderate. Many beautiful baroque palaces and the castle garden characterize the cityscape. Turin is famous for Fiat automobiles being built here and for the Shroud of Jesus. Many scientists have already worked on the textile and no one can tell exactly whether it is the real Shroud of Jesus. On this page, we show you what to see in Turin.

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What to see in Turin

The holy shroud, the Sindone, in which Jesus is said to have been buried, is permanently exhibited in the cathedral as a copy.

The original is well protected in Turin Cathedral in a large metal casket. The perhaps real shroud is only shown to the public every 20 years and on special occasions. The last time was 2015. Many pilgrims came from all over the world to worship this relic. In 1997 a fire raged in the baroque chapel of the shroud. But the relic could be saved from destruction at the last minute.

The landmark of Turin is the Mole Antonelliana, which houses the Film Museum. Take the lift to the observation deck at an altitude of 167 metres, where you have a wonderful panoramic view over Turin.

In the heart of Turin is Piazza Castello, the central square in front of the city castle. It is home to numerous attractions, cafes and restaurants.

Palazzo Madama, with its baroque staircase, was the seat of the first Italian Senate. It is located directly in Piazza Castello and is part of the residence of the Savoy from the 14th century. The palace is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Today, it houses the Museum of Ancient Art.

There is no shortage of palaces in Turin. The Royal Palace is located very close to Piazza Castello at the Piazza Reale. It was the first and most important residence of the Savoy in Piedmont. This palace is also a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

You don’t have to go far for that either. The church is located directly on Piazza Castello. It was completed in 1687 and is a baroque splendor.

The beautiful theatre is less well known than La Scala in Milan. But the Italian operas are at home here too.

The Royal Theatre of Turin, Teatro Regio, was opened in 1740. The Teatro Regio under the Arturo Toscanini experienced its greatest time at the end of the 19th century. Opera enthusiasts can book a trip with us to Turin with a performance at the Teatro Regio with two hotel nights and accompanying program. Not to be missed in the program is a typical aperitif with finger food. We also offer a guided city tour in Turin and a day trip to Barolo.

The Automobile Museum shows the development of the city of Turin using the example of the automobile. It’s on Fiat’s test track. You’ll see Bernardi and Fiat’s first 19th-century Italian cars there, as well as Ferrari and Alfa Romeo racing cars.

Did you know that Turin is the city of origin of chocolate and Nutella, the famous Piedmont cherry and the fresh Carmagnola mint you find in tic tac. The children’s surprise chocolate eggs started their triumphant march around the world from here.

Lovers of good wine will appreciate the Barolo, which is created from the fruity Nebiolo grape and whose growing areas are preferably located in the hilly area of the Langhe. The most famous are the villages of Alba and Asti, with their autumnal wine and truffle festivals. The popular program for groups includes guided truffle search and subsequent tasting.

Piedmont is a paradise for lovers of good cheese. Here the cheeses such as Toma, Castelmagno and the little Tomini are produced. Tomini is often prepared on the grill. Piedmont has the best white truffles. These are traded at top prices at the Truffle Fair in Alba every autumn. An insider’s tip would then be the Truffle Festival in San Sebastiano, in the southeast of the Piedmont region.

Under the title “Football Travel” we offer you good tickets for each game with 2 nights in a hotel in Turin with accompanying program.

You can find Juventus’ current schedule here on our website. With their current star Ronaldo, tickets are always sold out and suitably highly sought after and expensive. Plan early and complement this city break with a nice accompanying program. There is a lot to see and experience in and around Turin.

Turin Visitor Guide

Turin has a small airport, but is conveniently located near Milan’s Malpensa airport.

By car, Turin is very conveniently located, it connects to the A4 motorways to Milan, A5 to Aosta and on to Geneva, A32 to France, A6 to Savona near Genova, A21 to Alessandria.

Turin is connected to the network of high-speed trains, so you can reach Milan in an hour. And if the government comes to grips, then in a few years we will also have the train connection to Lyon and Paris ready.

We combine your trip to Turin with exclusive hotels on favorable terms. This is not always easy, but we are already able to do so.

  • Grand Hotel Sitea (5 stars)
  • Turin Palace Hotel (4 stars)
  • Starhotels: Majestic (4 stars)
  • Hotel Principi di Piemonte (5 stars)

We are also happy to combine your stay with another accommodation with charm, clean, safe and according to your budget. Please include your hotel’s requests in your booking inquiry.

Piedmont is far less well known than Tuscany but offers far more for the money in terms of landscape scenery and culinary delights.

Many areas in Piedmont are still a real insider tip. For hikers and ski tourists, the Alps around Monterosa and Monviso are a paradise. The most beautiful lakes of Piedmont are Lago Maggiore, whose western shore belongs to Piedmont. And there is the less well-known, quite romantic Lago di Orta.

On a day trip to Alba, the capital of the Langhe and the city of truffles, you can visit a medieval castle with the museum for the best Piedmontese wines.

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