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Our most recommended Piedmont Churches & Cathedrals

  • Turin Noir: The Darkest Walking Tour

    1. Turin Noir: The Darkest Walking Tour

    Meet your guide and begin a spooky walking tour of the city center at night. See the city as you've never done before as you visit sites and monuments during exclusive opening hours. Learn about the dark history of the city, from the plague, crimes, and disturbing witchcraft practices that took place in the Roman Quarters.  Climb the 200 steps to the top of the Bell Tower and marvel at the illuminated panorama of the city by night. Continue on to the ancient Church of Misericordia for an exclusive opening, then discover the spooky underground jails of the oldest law court in the city, amongst other mysterious places. Hear stories about the ancient ghosts in the city as you embark on a thrilling tour with your guide.

  • Alba Truffle Fair: Skip-the-Line Entrance and Guided Tour

    2. Alba Truffle Fair: Skip-the-Line Entrance and Guided Tour

    Every year in Piedmont, the Alba White Truffle Fair celebrates its famous white truffle. Enjoy a guided tour in the fascinating medieval center of Alba, and then discover the sights and smells of the Alba White Truffle market in the capital of the famous Barolo Region. Explore the fair with special “skip-the-line” entrance, meet all the exhibitors, and learn about the history of the truffle.

  • Unique 3-Hour Underground Walking Tour of Turin

    3. Unique 3-Hour Underground Walking Tour of Turin

    Turin, in the beautiful northwest of Italy, is a magical place with a rich culture and history. On this walking tour, in only three hours, participants are able to experience this wonderful city and its expansive history from a unique perspective – underground. The tour will lead you many meters below the surface of the city to discover a subterranean layer that is as interesting as it is mysterious. This is your chance to explore the ancient underworld of Turin. You will get to experience the city's underground tunnels, discover the city’s many fascinating underground cellars, see the large ice depots that were once used in past times of war and famine, and much more. This tour is definitely a special opportunity for visitors to experience this amazing city in a whole different and memorable way. Prepare to descend below the surface and see for yourself!

    our guide was very nice, very friendly and very well informed, she was interesting and kind.

  • From Turin: Sacra di San Michele Shuttle Bus

    4. From Turin: Sacra di San Michele Shuttle Bus

    Famous worldwide as the inspiration for Umberto Eco’s bestselling novel "The Name of the Rose" (and for the film adaptation starring Sean Connery and Christian Slater), the Sacra di San Michele is regarded as one of the most important examples of Romanesque architecture in Europe, and is available to visit from Turin via shuttle bus. Depart Turin and journey to the Sacra di San Michele by private coach, and get ready to experience one of the most beautiful abbeys of the Italian Alps. The bus leaves from Torino Porta Susa and will take you to your destination. Here you can discover the history of the Abbey and admire the breathtaking panorama over the Alps and the valley. You can also choose between the shuttle bus alone, or the shuttle bus with access to the Abbey.

  • Alba: Private City Tour with Underground Access

    5. Alba: Private City Tour with Underground Access

    Located in the heart of the wine country of Langhe and Roero, Alba is the hometown of the famous "Nutella". It is also only a few miles away from the area of production of award-winning wines, such as Barolo and Barbaresco. Your walking tour of Alba will bring to life many hidden gems of the small but elegant town center, where over 2,000 years of history are layered on top of each other. The cathedral lies where the original Roman basilica used to stand, and boasts an impressive wooden inlaid choir dating back to the 16th century. Each year Alba also hosts the International White Truffle Fair, which acts as a celebration of this precious fungus and an important event for foodies and chefs from the world over.

  • Turin 2-Hour Guided Walking Tour

    6. Turin 2-Hour Guided Walking Tour

    Spend a delightful 2 hours admiring the elegance of Turin, the first capital of Italy. Enjoy a fascinating walk through the historic center with a knowledgeable guide and take in the city’s most important landmarks and monuments. Sights on the tour include Palazzo Reale, home to kings for over 2 centuries, the Senate, the Baroque Church of San Lorenzo and the Renaissance Cathedral with the Sacra Sindone. Take a walk along Via Roma and see its chic shops and historic cafés, and to Piazza San Carlo, the salon of Turin and Piazza Carignano, the birthplace of the Renaissance.

  • Turin: Private Tour on The Path of The Holy Shroud

    7. Turin: Private Tour on The Path of The Holy Shroud

    Discover the history and mystery behind the Holy Shroud of Turin. Legend says that the burial garment of Jesus's crucified body was transferred to Turin in 1578 by the Dukes of Savoy. But where was it kept before? Did the Templars hide it? Uncover all these secrets on the tour. Just one of the fascinating theories about the Holy Shroud is considered to be the most important relic in Christianity but is rarely displayed. The ancient linen has been preserved in the royal chapel of the cathedral of San Giovanni Battista. Follow the history behind the burial shroud by visiting the breathtaking Chapel of the Holy Shroud, Guarino Guarini’s masterpiece and one of the most famous Baroque buildings in the world. Continue to the Renaissance Cathedral dedicated to St. John The Baptist where the Shroud is kept and displayed for very special occasions only. End the tour with a guided tour of the ...

  • Turin: Guided Sightseeing Walking Tour

    8. Turin: Guided Sightseeing Walking Tour

    Meet your friendly guide in Piazza San Carlo, a magnificently elegant location aptly nicknamed the ‘lounge’ of Turin. Learn about the Piazza’s history which dates back to 1619 as you admire the intricate architecture of the surrounding buildings. Next, pass by the Port Palazzo Market on your way to the impressive Porta Palatina, which is one of the best preserved 1st-century BC Roman gateways in the world. Continue the tour to the imposing San Giovanni Battista Cathedral, the main place of Catholic worship in Turin. Located in the square of the same name, the cathedral was built at the end of the 15th century and is the city’s only religious building in the Renaissance style. Arrive at Piazza Castello next, a large esplanade that is the true center of Turin. As you explore, admire the dazzling Palazzo Madama as well as the majestic Palazzo Reale. Follow your guide to Piazza Carignano, ...

  • Turin: Private Tour of the Italian Capital of the Baroque

    9. Turin: Private Tour of the Italian Capital of the Baroque

    Experience the long-lasting power of the House of Savoy on a 2-hour tour of Turin – the Italian City of the Baroque. The Baroque monuments of the city stand as a tribute to the artists who served the city and the king. Your guide will take you to see the exteriors of the most important churches and palaces in Turin. You’ll visit Palazzo Carignano, Palazzo Madama (which houses the Museum of Ancient Arts), the Collegio dei Nobili, the Royal Church of San Lorenzo, and Piazza San Carlo. While the tour takes in the exterior of the palaces only, at additional charge you can see the interiors of Palazzo Reale, Palazzo Madama, and Palazzo Carignano if you wish.

  • Turin: 2 Hour Guided Walking Tour

    10. Turin: 2 Hour Guided Walking Tour

    History and culture play a very important role in Turin, and nowhere is this more evident than the city center. This is a place that is truly emblematic of Turin's fascinating history.  Unveil the historical city centre of Turin with a 2 hour walking experience with a guide. Following your guide, you are going to get to see the city’s main square and streets as well as hear many stories and anecdotes about the peculiar personalities that lived here. Together with your monolingual guide you will stop and discover important spots such as Castle Square with its Palazzo Reale, Palazzo Madama, the Mole Antonelliana and the lovely viales around the city.

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What people are saying about Piedmont

Overall rating

3.6 / 5

based on 21 reviews

Fantastic tour through the historic streets of Turin. Laura, the guide, made us discover sides of the city and the Turinese that are difficult to discover independently. His passion and competence dragged us into the history of Turin and transformed a "simple" walk into a journey through history. We sincerely hope to return to Turin as soon as possible and to be able to do other tours with Laura. Truly a special guide! Highly recommended if you want to look at Turin with the eyes of a real Turinese in love with her city.

We had the enormous privilege of having Alessandro as a guide. He had already guided us to the Reggia di Venaria, where he was superlative. Even today he found himself very well prepared and ... we were hanging right from his lips. How many things have we learned. We highly recommend both the Reggia di Venaria and the Royal Palace. Thanks Alessandro for your availability and patience. Marina and Camilla from Switzerland

Tour highly recommended! Laura, our amiable, kind and prepared guide, immediately put us at ease and showed us with great experience and passion the beauties of the center of Turin and introduced us to aspects of the city that we would never have imagined, both from the point of view. from a historical and architectural point of view. Thanks Laura!

Very interesting tour, I did that in the afternoon. I have discovered some really interesting things about my city that I didn't know. I recommend it even if you are not a tourist.

Nice tour even though I lived in Turin I didn't expect it