Meet your guide at Milan’s central train station, and make the 1-hour high-speed train journey to Turin. On arrival, join up with your local guide and take a 2-hour walking tour of the city, considered northern Italy’s cultural capital.
Delve into the elegant boulevards to discover the city’s landmarks and hidden gems, and as you explore, hear interesting facts about Turin’s history from your guide. Stroll around bustling squares like the Piazza San Carlo with its twin 17th-century churches, and admire the city’s beautiful baroque, rococo, neoclassical, and art deco buildings.
Following your tour, enjoy some free time for lunch (own expense), perhaps choosing from restaurants recommended by your guide. Alternatively, use your time to visit the acclaimed Egyptian Museum, the national museum at the Palazzo Carignano, or just relax at one of the city’s grand 19th-century cafés.
Afterward, reconvene with your guide to see more of the city. Admire the stately Piazza Castello, home to the original castle and Royal Palace, and then stroll to nearby Turin Cathedral, home to the world-famous Turin Shroud. Head inside the cathedral as your guide sheds light on the shroud, believed to be Jesus’ original burial cloth, and to bear his likeness.
View the highly evocative replica — the original is stored away — and then continue to Turin’s signature sight, the Mole Antonelliana. See the distinctive dome and spire of this 19th-century building, and learn how it was originally designed as a synagogue.
Then, visit one of Turin’s celebrated food outlets to sample its famous gianduiotti hazelnut chocolates and gelato. Enjoy a guided tasting that showcases these scrumptious local delicacies, and perhaps purchase some chocolates (own expense) as souvenirs.
Finally, catch the high-speed train back to Milan, where your tour ends at the station in time for you to fully enjoy the evening.