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Piazza Castello Tours

Piazza Castello
To stroll through Turin’s Piazza Castello is to walk through the city’s history, as this vast square is home to sumptuous buildings like the Savoy Royal Palace and Palazzo Madama, the first seat of the Italian parliament. Lined with elegant porticoes, shops, and cafés, the square is a highlight of this vibrant city.
 
The Basics
Turin’s main square, Piazza Castello, marks the heart of the Castello district, one of the oldest quarters of the city. Long the political and social focal point of Turin, the piazza takes its name from the medieval Acaja Castle, though the space reached the height of its glory in the 17th and 18th centuries with the construction and expansion of the Savoy palaces lining the square.
 
Piazza Castello is generally included in private or small-group Turin walking tours or hop-on hop-off bus tours that touch on the most important sights and monuments in the city, including the Duomo, the Royal Palace, and Mole Antonelliana.
 
Things to Know Before You Go
  • The square is an excellent spot to sightsee, or simply to settle in at a sidewalk café to people-watch.
  • Lively street performers set up in the square day and night, making Piazza Castello a fun stop for kids.
  • Most tours of the historic center of Turin and Piazza Castello are on foot, so wear comfortable shoes and sun protection.
  • The wide and flat public square and its porticoed walkways are easy to navigate with a wheelchair or stroller.
 
How to Get There
Piazza Castello is set in the very heart of historic Turin, a short walk from the Porta Nuova train station and many of the city’s main attractions. Turin is a popular day trip destination from nearby Milan, via the direct train that connects these two capital cities.
 
When to Get There
The square is a lively spot to visit year-round, but during the winter holidays abundant fairy lights decorate many of the shops and businesses, making it especially magical at night. In the summer, a street-level public fountain that sprays jets of water directly out of the pavement is a popular place for kids (and adults) to cool off.
 
Palaces and Porticoes of Piazza Castello
Highlights include the Royal Palace (Palazzo Reale), with its museums, armory, and grounds; the magnificent Palazzo Madama; the Duomo and Holy Shroud (connected to the square via the Royal Palace); and the historic porticoes that surround the square, covering dozens of bustling shops and cafés.
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Hop-on Hop-off Tours

Turin City Hop-on Hop-off Tour

Discover the charming Italian city of Turin on a hop-on hop-off sightseeing tour on a distinctive double-decker bus. From a panoramic top-deck vantage point, see all of Turin’s spectacular sights while listening to informative audio-commentary. Cruise past landmarks like Parco del Valentino and Museo Scienze Natural and disembark whenever an attraction captures your attention. Enjoy a 24-hour or 48-hour validity period of your ticket and hop-on or hop-off the bus at numerous conveniently located stops.
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Unusual Turin: a complete visit for curious people

"Insolita Torino" is the most complete combination of a very informative walking tour (3.5 / 4 hours) in non-tourist places in Turin (unique buildings / cafes, places with traditions and curiosities, intriguing anecdotes, private courtyards, churches, panoramas , also below ground) and a stop in a historic café for a good coffee.- Why is there a "devil" in the Royal Church?- Where is the "finger of Mussolini"?- Why are there 18 km of underground tunnels?My style is ironic and playful, for curious people who want to understand: forget the guides with an umbrella, lists of dates and large groups!I recommend this tour to those who want to discover the city with a local friend, rather than a guide, who knows stories and places that otherwise you could not find, instead of typical information.IMPORTANT✓ I strongly advise you to contact me BEFORE you book (in the Questions & Answers section) because, depending on your time and language availability, another day may be better for you.
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Half-day Tours

Turin Food and Wine Tour including the Farmers Market

Savor the flavors of the Piedmont capital on a food and wine tour of Turin. Visit Europe's largest outdoor farmers market, which includes more than seven vendors offering local cuisine options. Try enough samples along the way to satisfy your need for lunch.
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Chocolate Tours

Chocolate Tour in Turin for Kids and Families Including Gianduiotto and Bicerin

Chocolate is food for your heart and soul, which is why this tour is a must! If you have never tried a chocolate tour in Torino, this is your chance to take a step into heaven...Our kid-friendly guide will take you and your family on a mouth-watering walk through the most “chocolatey” areas of Turin, where you will taste the most delicious "food of the gods"!It goes without saying that kids will love this tour and with our guide, an expert on entertaining children, they will learn many things about chocolate.
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Welcome Tour

It is the welcome of the city to new guests. A pleasant and empathic guide will show you the most important monuments and palaces, explain to you what are the typical products invented here, and someone today known all over the world, will tell you the story and the little secrets, and will help you notice the details and the oddities that you absolutely must not miss in your first encounter with the city of Turin.The tour is flexible, the approximate departure times, any changes can be agreed during the booking.The tour is confirmed with a minimum of 2 participants (if you book by yourself I will let you know as soon as possible if the tour is confirmed or I will propose you a solution)
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Private Sightseeing Tours

Best of Turin Full Day Guided Tour with Royal Palace, Duomo & Mole Antonelliana

Turin’s historic center is rich with lavish architecture and important museums, but fitting in the highlights in a single day can be complicated. See the Royal Palace, Duomo, and Piazza San Carlo in just hours with this guided walking tour, all while learning about this fascinating city that was the first capital of Italy. End your visit with a stop at the Cinema Museum and a jaunt to the top of the Mole Antonelliana.
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Turin private guided tour, the royal Castle, the Mole tower, the City of Magic

Turin was founded by the Romans: it is one of the most important and beautiful cities in northern Italy, problably the most elegant city in Italy: Turin was Savoia's royal dinasty capital city where all kings of Italy were born, here in Turin you can really feel the taste of the most aristocratic and elegant city in Italy. Moreover there are lots of places and attractions to be seen in Turin, a lot of neoclassical architecture style buildings built during the Savoia's kingdom to celebrate the power of Savoia's royal dinasty. We can go up to the terrace of the Mole tower to see the splendid panorama over the Alps. Turin is called the city of Magic since Nostradamus and Cagliostro were hosted here and there is also the very famous Egyptian museum full of magic and mistery. Come to Turin! it is an unforgottable experience! This is a private guided tour for your group only or if you are a single tourist only for you.
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Chocolate Tours

Turin Chocolate Capital Tour: Experience Gianduia & Other Cacao Specialties

Experience the delicious confections of Italy’s chocolate capital on a small-group tour around Turin. Learn about the history of Italian chocolate, which stretches back to the 16th century, and how the ‘black gold’ has evolved into popular treats like Giandujotto and Nutella over the years. Walk around the historic center, stopping at local chocolate shops, and sample a variety of chocolate-themed treats.
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Wine Tasting & Winery Tours

Turin by Night Food Tour with Eating Drinking Sightseeing and Vermouth Tasting

Meet up with a local guide to explore Turin by night. See the Royal Palace, Palazzo Madama, the Duomo, and other notable landmarks, free from the daytime crowds. The tour ends in Vanchiglia, a lively neighborhood filled with students, cafes, bars, and nightlife. Here, you’ll taste vermouth with the group before saying goodbye to your guide—but you may want to stay and people watch for awhile. 
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Walking Tours

Turin by Night Sightseeing Guided Walking Tour & Vermouth Tasting in Vanchiglia

Many cities in Italy boast incredible architecture and culture, but Turin is especially sophisticated. Its Baroque buildings and grand squares give the city a refined atmosphere all its own. Explore the city by night with a local guide, when you can see its monuments lit up and free of the daytime crowds. The tour ends with a vermouth toast in the bustling Vanchiglia district.
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Cultural Tours

Turin Highlights Walking Guided Tour including La Consolata & Piazza San Carlo

This is the ideal tour for first-time visitors to Turin. Get your bearings of the city, and find out lots of local tips by going on a guided small-group walking tour. No need to worry about navigating, as a guide leads the way and provides interesting commentary about the city’s history. The tour covers many top Turin highlights such as Piazza San Carlo, Porto Palatina, Porta Palazzo food market, and Via Po.
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Chocolate Tours

Turin Chocolate Tour including Bicerin

Chocolate and all things sweet are at the heart of this walking tour in Turin. Explore the city’s Old Town with a food-focused tour including stops at chocolate shops and historic cafes. Learn about how chocolate is made and how Turin developed a reputation for confectionery and patisserie. Taste bicerin, a traditional drink native to Turin that combines coffee and chocolate.
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Walking Tour of Turin Including Palazzo Carignano Guided Visit

Explore the mysteries of Turin with this history-packed guided tour of the former Italian capital in northwest Italy. Delve into the rich history of Turin, known in Italian as Torino, as well as about the legendary Shroud. Stroll the city's cobblestone streets, linger in the spruced-up squares and take in the incredible architecture. Discover the façade of Palazzo Carignano and let your guide show you the courtyard, then visit its magnificently painted rooms on the ground floor.
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Tour of Turin, ticket and guided tour of the Egyptian Museum

Discover two of Turin’s major highlights on this small-group tour. Begin with the splendors of the city’s historic center, including the Piazza Castello, the Galleria Subalpina, and more. Then, beat the crowds with skip-the-line access to the city’s Egyptian Museum, which is home to a staggeringly extensive collection of ancient artifacts. See the highlights of the collection, and learn more about the museum’s priceless treasures, from your guide.
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Multi-day Tours

4-Days Wonderful Piedmont Tour from Milan

Trade the hustle and bustle of Milan for the tranquility of Italy’s Piedmont region on this 4-day excursion. Visit old castles, charming towns, and the capital of the region, Turin. Discover the history of Italy’s unification, sample some of its world-famous wines, and admire the stunning landscapes with the Alps serving as a backdrop. This tour is limited to a maximum of 25 travelers, for a more personalized experience.
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Gourmet holidays on Piedmont hills Self-Drive

Discover the tasty treats of Italy’s Piedmont region on a 6-day wine and food experience. Embark on delicious experiences such as truffle hunting, cheese making, wine tasting, and hazelnut harvesting as you visit Turin, Barolo, Alba, Barbaresco, and other towns. Explore the grandiose palaces of the Savoia Royal family and admire the beautiful scenery of the Italian countryside.
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Private Sightseeing Tours

Private tour and tasting dinner in downtown Turin

Turin is known for both its architectural beauty and fantastic food scene, so it’s only natural to combine the two. On this 3-hour tour with a local guide, pop into four local restaurants to sample everything from appetizers to dessert and coffee. Between stops, your guide shares information and history about the city.
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10 + 1 things for your first time in Turin

An empathic and entertaining guide will guide you through the "must see" attractions of the city and during the walk will invite you to observe with expert eyes the details that make Torino unique. Being Torinese doc will know how to satisfy all the curiosities of who sees the city for the first time, or wants to know it in its various aspects.The tour is customizable and flexible (even for the start and end times) and there may be moments of "tasting" of typical products (bicerin, chocolates ..), if you request it.Single bookings are also accepted.
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Walking Tours

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Turin Walking Tour, Bicerin & Fast Access to Mole Antonelliana Panoramic Lift

In two and a half hours you will get to see the main attractions of Turin thanks to the help of a local guide! Meet your guide in Piazza Castello and start your journey in the historical centre of this stupendous city. You will marvel at the facades of the important buildings in Piazza Castello: Palazzo Madama, the Royal Palace and the building of the Royal Armoury. Next you will pass by the main squares of the city, such as Piazza San Carlo and Piazza Solferino and stop at the world famous Bar Bicerin. Here you will sip the authentic café bicerin, a soft drink with chocolate, coffee and milk. A true delicacy you cannot miss in the capital of chocolate! Finally end the tour in a special way, by going up the Mole Antonelliana, the symbol of Turin, and marvelling the city from a high point of view! Thanks to this tour you will fall in love of the city and will want to know more about it. Don't hesitate to ask your guide to suggest you other beauties to visit during your stay!
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Private Sightseeing Tours

Private tour of Turin's Liberty style

Turin is the capital of the Italian art nouveau architectural style called “Liberty,” but many tourists pass by the architecture without knowing what they are looking at. With this tour, let a guide show you the cafes, parks, palazzi, and fountains most emblematic of the “Liberty” style. It’s ideal for travelers interested in Turin’s architectural and cultural history.
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Cultural Tours

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Historical Turin Tour and Historical Locations

The tour is divided into two parts; the first concerns the historical beauty of the city, the most beautiful squares, churches, palaces and royal residences, panoramas, parks, this agreed with you first because it depends on your time and desire to walk; The second part (integrated in the first) the visit and description of about 10 local cafes and historical and modern chocolate shops in the city center, a journey to discover the Masters of Taste of Turin.I could list all the roads we travel, but I prefer to choose them with my guests according to their interests, I guarantee that you will not miss any of the most beautiful places in the city; It starts from Piazza Carlo Felice along Via Roma, Piazza San Carlo, Piazza Castello, the old historic center, Via Po, Piazza Vittorio.
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Chocolate Experience: Turin sightseeing tour with Gianduiotto & Bicerin tastings

Turin is considered Italy’s capital of chocolate, where you can taste world famous chocolate truffles and learn about their manufacture. Turin’s chocolate shops and patisseries date back to the 18th century and are precious establishments to the locals. You will get to visit these establishments thanks to the knowledge of a local, that will accompany in this flavourful journey! Meet your guide in Piazza Castello in front of Palazzo Madama. Start exploring the beauty of the city and then stop at the famous chocolate shop that invented the Gianduiotto, an exquisite treat!Your next stop will be “Al Bicerin” which invented a special beverage that takes the same name as the cafè, and is made with chocolate, milk and coffee. The last stop will be where the first ice-cream on a stick was invented, the “Pinguino”. If you are a chocolate lover don’t miss the opportunity to join this tour and share your love with other foodies!
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Torino Tour experience

Experience Turin will give you the opportunity to get to know the city in every respect. The guide, from Turin, doc, enthusiastic and empathetic will be able to convey the "torinesità". Walking in the most interesting places you will discover the history, architecture and art of the first capital of the Kingdom of Italy, through its stories you will immerse yourself in Turin life. The tasting experience will add something extra to fall in love with this wonderful city.IMPORTANT: The tasting must be booked 2 weeks in advance
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