Turin Suggested Itineraries

By Viator, February 2015

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Resting in regal charm on the picturesque River Po in sight of the Italian Alps, Turin’s certainly easy on the eye. Stroll grand promenades (preferably in summer, when its notorious weather eases up), taking in historic buildings and fine museums, or delve into the city’s intriguing mystical legacy. Whichever Turin you discover, you’ll be captivated.

Day 1: Museums and Palazzos

For a city with the dubious reputation of being ‘industrial’, Turin’s center positively sparkles with architectural gems. The ornate Palazzo Reale does Lifestyles of the Rich & Famous, 17th-century style, with gardens designed by none other than André le Nôtre, creator of those at Versailles. Palazzo Madama blends Baroque and Medieval to stunning effect, while Palazzo Bricherasio was once wrapped by artist Christo! You could spend weeks exploring Turin’s amazing museums: Museo dell’Automobile, with hundreds of famous and unique cars; Museo Egizio, one of the world’s finest collections of ancient Egyptian art; the blockbusting Museo Nazionale del Cinema, a cinephile’s dream – and so much more. Culture amateurs will wonder why they didn’t visit earlier.

Day 2: Magic and Mystery

Legend has it that Turin is divided into two distinct halves: one sacred (ruled by white magic influences) and the other evil (black magic). Why not decide for yourself by touring the city’s key occult landmarks? The ancient Romans believed the site of Piazza Statuto to be unlucky, and built a cemetery there. It’s now considered Turin’s ‘heart of darkness’. As you wander the streets, you’ll glimpse unnerving details on old buildings, creepy stone monsters – and that’s to say nothing of the eerie subterranean world lying beneath the city…At the other end of the spectrum, the Renaissance cathedral Duomo di San Giovanni houses the Holy Shroud of Turin, a replica of which is displayed in front of the altar. On the rare occasions the original cloth makes a public appearance, Catholic pilgrims from across the globe flood into town to pay tribute. Another must-see for devotees is the Museo della Sindone, a quirky museum dedicated to all things Shroud-related.

Day 3: Let the Good Times Barolo…

The tranquil Piedmont region around Turin is one of Italy’s best kept secrets, although it’s only a matter of time until the tourist hordes catch on. This is your chance to enjoy its undulating hills, historic vineyards and wine cellars, and fine dining before everyone else. Like a tipple? Savor famous Piedmontese wines such as Barolo, Barbaresco, Barbera, Dolcetto and Arneis. More of a foodie? Piedmont’s mouthwatering fresh produce will send you into raptures: don’t miss the village of Alba, home of the sublime white truffle. Indeed, after all in this indulgence, you may need to be rolled back to the capital.

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Hot Air Balloon Flight over Piedmont from Turin

Enjoy an exhilarating hot air balloon flight over Piedmont, the largely mountainous region that borders France and Switzerland. Admire this scenic area of ...  Read more

Location: Turin, Italy
Duration: 1-3 hours

From USD $269.56

Private Tour: Piedmont Wine Tasting of the Barolo Region

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 6 Reviews

Among wine cellars and famous vineyards of Langhe and Roero, come and taste the most famous Piedmontese wines: Barolo, Barbaresco, Nebbiolo, Roero, Barbera, ...  Read more

Location: Turin, Italy
Duration: Varies

From USD $170.36

Magic Turin Evening Tour

3.5 star rating: Worth doing 4 Reviews

Delve into the darker side of Turin and explore the city's links to magic and the occult. Whether you believe in magic or not, the Black and White Magic ...  Read more

Location: Turin, Italy
Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $23.72

Best Walking Tour of Turin Including Skip-the-Line Entry to Palazzo Madama

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 6 Reviews

Uncover the best of Turin on a 2.5-hour small-group walking tour that includes skip-the-line access to Palazzo Madama. Delve into Turin’s rich history by ...  Read more

Location: Turin, Italy
Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $56.07

Turin City Hop-on Hop-off Tour

3.5 star rating: Worth doing 18 Reviews

Experience the perfect introduction to Turin aboard this hop-on hop-off sightseeing tour! You'll see all the beautiful sights of the city in a comfortable and ...  Read more

Location: Turin, Italy
Duration: Varies

From USD $10.78

Turin Sightseeing Pass: Torino and Piemonte Card

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 2 Reviews

There’s no better way to experience Turin and the surrounding Piedmont region than with an easy-to-use sightseeing pass, available for two, three or five days. ...  Read more

Location: Turin, Italy
Duration: Varies

From USD $37.74

Turin Underground Evening Tour

If you want to be captured by a secret Turin you can take part in a guided tour of underground Turin. Beneath the hectic and bustling city of Turin lies ...  Read more

Location: Turin, Italy
Duration: 3 hours (approx.)

From USD $30.19

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