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Sightseeing in Turin - what to see. Complete travel guide

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 stories, mysteries and surprises. Your travel to Turin will surely become a real adventure – each day spent in this place is unique and interesting.
Turin has a lot of interesting features. Many travelers associate this city with a delicious chocolate, while others recall the mighty bull that is the symbol of Turin. The name of the city … Open
Basilica di Superga built in the beginning of the 18th century is one of the best examples of Baroque architecture. For a long time it was used as a mausoleum for members of royal family. Many tragic stories are connected with this place. Beautiful Cathedral opened in 1498 is a no less popular religious attraction of this place. The building was constructed in best traditions of the Renaissance style. One of the most famous and respected Christian shrines - the Shroud of Turin – is stored here. When it comes to describing old buildings, it is surely worth noting Royal Palace, which was built in the 17th - 19th centuries. The original interiors of many rooms have survived till our times. Don’t forget to visit Chinese Room as it is considered the most beautiful one in the palace. One of the halls of the palace has been converted into a museum. Here visitors can see a collection of medieval weapons.
The palace named Palazzo Cavour is now a hotel, which is considered the most remarkable and unusual one in the city. This is a true old castle, which rooms are equipped according to latest technologies. Mole Antonelliana Tower, which height estimates 160 meters, is the symbol of the city. Especially for tourists the tower has been equipped with an observation deck that features amazing views of the city and its suburbs. There are also several museums in Turin, operates. We suggest you to visit Egyptian Museum, Museum of National Unification of Italy, National Film Museum, Museum of Vehicles, and Puppet Museum. Copyright www.orangesmile.com
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 … Open
On one of the main streets of Turin, you can see the beautiful Palazzo Madama, built in the 13th century on the ruins of ancient Roman structures. For hundreds of years of its existence, the palace has repeatedly changed its status. Sometime, it contained a prison. Afterwards, it served as a guest house for senior people. In the 19th century, an art gallery was located there for a little while. Then the palace was used to hold town council meetings. Nowadays, the building is notable for its external design. It has two facades. One of them is made in the medieval, and the other in the Baroque styles.
Lovers of history should take a look at the beautiful Valentino castle. It was built in the 17th century and served as a residence of the dukes of Savoy. In the early 19th century, the castle was in a state of neglect. During this period, it was fully restored and transferred to the local university. One of the university departments is located there even today.
Turin offers its guests a unique opportunity to combine a fascinating tour with their favorite entertainment options. The city is popular among fans of eco-tourism, because its territory has … Open
Santuario della Consolata church is the world-famous holy center. It was built in the mid-17th century and is a unique architectural Baroque monument. The church attracts pilgrims with its unique ancient icon called Madonna and Child. This icon was created in the 4th century and is considered miraculous. Its true author is unknown. The roof of the medieval church is equipped with an excellent viewing platform, which offers a great panoramic view of the city.
Many fine legends are associated with the Gran Madre di Dio church. The church was built on top of the Capuchin hill. It is believed that the Holy Grail is hidden somewhere there. The construction of the church was fully completed in 1831. Its appearance is a bit like Rome's Pantheon. During the tour, visitors will hear a lot of incredible stories and mystical legends.
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
There is also an incredibly interesting Museum of Oriental Art in Turin, where you can bring your whole family. Among the exhibits are ancient statues and pottery, unique manuscripts and bronzes, antique jewelry and the very first books published in Asian countries. Some exhibits are over 5000 years old.  Next: Cuisine & restaurants

City tours, excursions and tickets in Turin and surroundings

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Map of all shopping areas
Shopping streets in Turin
♥   Shopping area ' Via Roma' Torino, 0.4 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Shopping area ' Via Garibaldi' Torino, 0.7 km from the center. On the map   Photo
Map of all castles
Survived castles around Turin
♥   Castle 'Orino Castle' Orino, 0 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Palazzo Madama' Turin, 0.1 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Castle of Moncalieri' Moncalieri, 7.6 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Castello di Venaria Reale' Turin, 8.8 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Castle of Rivoli' Rivoli, 13.8 km from the center. On the map   Photo
Map of all parks
National and city parks around Turin
♥   National Park 'Parco nazionale del Gran Paradiso' , 57.6 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Regional Nature Park 'Queyras' , 78 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   National Park 'Parco nazionale della Val Grande' , 123.4 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   World Heritage Site 'Monte San Giorgio' , 136.1 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

Sights around Turin from our guide 'Extreme places on Earth'

Face Ski Slope

From the series “Top 13 Furious Ski Resorts and Pistes”
Today, Val d'Isere is one of the most chic and expensive ski resorts in France and is aimed at the general public. In addition to the professional slopes you can also find several green ski slopes for beginners. The resort even fits the recreation with the young children. Those who visit Val d'Isere in search of nerve kitzel should choose the best ski slopes in the upper part of the resort. These steep and zigzag-shaped descents are found as to test their own courage and professionalism. … Read further

Live House in Turin

From the series “Unique Living Houses”
The design was created by professional florists and gardeners. They chose plants in such a way that decorations on the facade are green in both summer and winter. To ensure optimum care, it was equipped with a special irrigation system based on fuel pumps. The facade features a special system for collecting rainwater for plants. The amazing house is notable for the unique design of the adjacent territory too. A nice recreation area with swimming pools and landscaped decorations is set directly down the residence. … Read further
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