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Culture of Turin. Places to visit - old town, temples, theaters, museums and palaces

Torino The best example of the Renaissance architecture is the Cathedral; it is considered a religious landmark of global scale. Construction of the Cathedral was completed in 1498. Its walls house the priceless relic, the Shroud of Turin. Hundreds of believers from all over the world are eager to see it. The beautiful chapel has been built specifically to hold the shroud, but it was completely destroyed in a fire. Surprisingly, the fragile relic that was in walls of chapel hasn’t suffered under the onslaught of the elements at all.
1.The fastest way to get from the airport to the downtown is a taxi; services will cost about 30 euros. It is also possible to travel by public transport, i.e. train, but in this case the … Open
Fans of architectural landmarks will be interested to see the Palazzo Reale. The construction of this spectacular building took two hundred years. Guests of the city have a unique opportunity to walk through corridors and halls of the royal residence, to admire the beautiful antique furniture and paintings, as well as to see one of the richest collections of royal arms in Europe.
The best architectural monuments in Baroque style is Palazzo Cavour. Once the palace belonged to the famous politician Camillo Benso Cavour; the palace owes his name even these days. Today, the palace is converted into a luxury hotel. Copyright
This ancient Italian city amazes visitors by the amazing diversity of tourist routes, cultural programs and historic sites. Each of its streets and squares certainly has so many fascinating … Open
The mass of impressions will give a tour to Galleria Sabauda opened in 1832. There is a large collection of paintings that once belonged to Savoy rulers within its walls. The age of some works of art is more than five centuries; there are works of well-known French and Dutch painters here.
Torino, Castello del Valentino No less interesting is the collection of the Civic Museum of Ancient Art located in fascinating Palazzo Madama. There are relics belonging to a variety of historical periods in the collection, as well as pottery, ceramics, jewelry, glass and prints. An important symbol of the city is the Mole Antonelliana tower of the 19th century. More than a hundred years ago in there was a synagogue in 160-meter tower. Recently, the historic building was converted into Museo Nazionale del Cinema. At the top of the tower there is an excellent viewing platform showing the city and its surroundings to guests of the museum.
In the section below, you can get one of our excursion, activities or city discovery tours over Turin and surroundings. Our website offers 10-30% lower ticket prices, when compared to the offline purchase on the spot.

City tours, excursions and tickets in Turin and surroundings

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What to visit during two-day excursion in Turin

The Film Museum - Museo Nazionale Del Cinema
Where: Via Montebello 20, Turin; Telephone: 011 812 56 68;
Palazzo Reale
Telephone: 011 436 14 55; Metro: Piazetta Reale;
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Map of all palaces
Public palaces near Turin
♥   Palace 'Palazzo Carignano' Torino, 0.1 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Palace 'Royal Palace of Turin' Torino, 0.3 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Palace 'Castello del Valentino' Torino, 1.8 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Palace 'Palazzina di Stupinigi' Torino, 10.5 km from the center. On the map   Photo
Map of all art museums
Art galleries in Turin and around
♥   Art museum 'Museum of Ancient Art' Turin, 0.1 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Art museum 'Museo Egizio' Turin, 0.2 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Art museum 'Galleria Sabauda' Turin, 0.4 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Art museum 'Pinacoteca Giovanni e Marella Agnelli' Turin, 4.5 km from the center. On the map   Photo
Map of all churches
Cathedrals and basilicas near Turin
♥   Santuario-Basilica di Beata Vergine della Consolata, Torino, 0.9 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Santuario-Basilica di Maria SS. Ausiliatrice, Torino, 1.4 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Basilica Madonna delle Grazie di Superga, Torino, 6.6 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Basilica di Don Bosco, Colle Don Bosco, 24.9 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Sacra di San Michele, Sant’Ambrogio di Torino, 27.1 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Basilica di S. Maurizio, Pinerolo, 34.7 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Cattedrale di S. Donato, Pinerolo, 34.7 km from the center. On the map   Photo

Unique spots in Turin and near

Live House in Turin

From the series “Unique Living Houses”
Turin also has an amazing live house, which curious travelers definitely have to see. It was built in 2012. The author of the project of the unusual residential complex is the well-known architect Luciano Pio. The residence consisting of 63 apartments is 7 500 square meters. Its facade is decorated with amazing natural plants and flowers. Among them, you can see lush bushes, real trees, and the composition of climbing plants. All the greenery on the facade is planted in special containers. … Read further

Savoy Residences in Turin

From the series “16 Most Fascinating Objects of Unesco in Italy”
In Torino we can find palaces of an incredible beauty of Savoy Residences. In 1997 this architectural complex was included in a list of UNESCO world heritage site. In 1562, Emmanuel Philibert, Duke of Savoy, moved capital to Turin and commenced a series of building projects using the best architects available at the time. The palaces were built for the demonstration of wealth and power of Savoy Residence. Only the best materials and the most precious metals were used for inner and exterior decoration. … Read further
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Excursions over cultural sights of neighbours of Turin

Culture guide to Turin. Which fascinating sights to visit once you are in Turin: temples, churches, museums, theaters and castles. Recommendations (with addresses, phone numbers and links) on the places 'must visit' in Turin. Plan your own city excursion by using this page info! - online travel reservation expert providing reliable car rental and hotel booking services. We feature more than 25.000 destinations with 12.000 rental offices and 200.000 hotels worldwide.
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