Top attractions in Turin
Turin Top Ten
Turin, Italy, a stately city that has maintained all its noble elegance, feels like the Paris or Vienna of Italy. Packed with history, art nouveau architecture, and beautiful gardens, the city offers a surprise at each turn.
1. Mole Antonelliana
Originally built as a synagogue, the Mole Antonelliana is the symbol of Turin, an architectural wonder. Take the elevator to the top for a mind-blowing view of the city.
2. National Museum of Cinema
Today the Mole Antonelliana houses the National Museum of Cinema, an essential visit for film and history buffs alike.
3. Museo Egizio
Another must see of Turin is the Egyptian Museum. It’s one of the largest and most famous collections of Egyptian artifacts in the world.
4. Royal Palace of Turin
The incredible statues, furniture, paintings, stuffed animals and armor goes on and on in this non-stop series of regal rooms.
5. Palazzo Madama e Casaforte degli Acaja
The Civic Museum of Ancient Art houses an amazingly varied collection in a palace of a building.
6. Royal Church of San Lorenzo
This beautifully restored church sits on the main square of Turin. Do not be fooled by its unassuming entrance; the interior is ornate and exquisite.
7. Turin Cathedral
This incredible cathedral’s claim to fame is that it is the home of the Shroud of Turin, a controversial relic believed to be the real holy shroud worn by Christ.
8. Museum of Oriental Art
Tucked away on a narrow street is this small but wonderful collection of Middle Eastern and Asian art and artifacts.
9. Museum of the Risorgimento
Understanding Italian history is understanding the Italian unification, or, Risorgimento. This museum concisely outlines the period’s ups and downs.
10. Teatro Regio di Torino
Check the schedule to see what’s playing at this excellent modern era opera house.
Planning Your Visit
Rent A Car & Take Day Trips from Turin
The surrounding areas are charming. Check out Venaria, Racconigi or Stupinigi, or head to Asti for a slow food restaurant. All cities are great for wine tasting.
Weather and What to Wear
Italy’s weather can be quite unpredictable in the north, so bring a light sweater and a pair of comfortable shoes.
Good to know
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- Time Zone
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- Best time to visit
- It's best to visit in springtime, when the weather is warm enough to enjoy walking outdoors, and not too hot to make it uncomfortable, nor too crowded.
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What people are saying about Turin
Best choice! Everything was so organised! It was easy to find the meeting point, people there were friendly, patient and very helpful! Total value for money! We had the chance to visit many museums, castles and palaces! I would totally suggest it and of course prefer it when I'll visit Torino again!
It's very convenient! In just 2 days I managed to see the Museo Egizio, Museo del Cinema, Palazzo Madama, Palazzo Reale, Mole Antonelliana, Chiesa Madre di Dio, Borgo Medievale with tour in Parco del Valentino. If I had booked them separately, it would have cost me over 100 €
Significant collection with many important pieces...leave plenty of time to see everything. Our guide Marco was very expert in Egyptian history and worked overtime to show us the important pieces. It is a must to have him tour with you.
It was a pleasant two hours spent in the company of a local guide who was able to explain the history of the dishes we tasted, without her we would never have found these fantastic places! Thanks
Excellent card for visit many place of Turin. In some museum there is also the guide included (e.g. Egypt Museum with a phone in many language, in Superga to the royal tombs only in italian).