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Turin Tourism: Best of Turin

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The city of Turin, with an elevation of 239 m (784 ft), is in the Province of Metropolitan City of Turin; has as Patron saint John the Baptist and the Saint day is 24 June. The demonym of natives is "Torinese (pl. Torinesi)".

In Turin there are 395 accomodation. You may visit 46 places of interest.
Guide written by the community written by Chiara Guzzetti

The Savoy had already a collection of Egyptian antiquities in ‘700, which were added to the exhibits and statues brought from Vitaliano Donati, sent to Egypt by Carlo Emanuele III. In 1824 Carlo Felice bought the collection of approx. 8000 items to Drovetti Bernardino, Consul General of France in Egypt, providing it with the current location creating, in fact, the first Egyptian museum in the world. The exhibition... continue


Guide written by the community written by Chiara Guzzetti

In this initial period of its history, which dates back to the two towers and then merged into the Baroque facade of the building, there was a city gate called Porta Fibellona on the side exposed to the river Po, which was later fortified by the Marquis William VII of Montferrat in the thirteenth century, who leaned against a fortified house. In '400 the castle was enlarged by the addition of the rear front under... continue


Guide written by the community written by Chiara Guzzetti

The church was commissioned to celebrate the return of King Vittorio Emanuele I by the Congress of Vienna after the defeat of Napoleon and it is located on the right bank of the River Po; on the gable of the church there is the inscription "ORDO POPVLVSQVE TAVRINVS OB ADVENTVM REGIS" , 'The nobility and the people of Turin for the return of the king”. It was built in neoclassical style by Monsignor Ferdinando... continue


Guide written by the community written by Chiara Guzzetti

The construction works of the church began in 1619, by the will of Carlo Emanuele I of Savoy and it was dedicated to San Carlo Borromeo, who, after a pilgrimage on foot from London, came to pray before the Holy Sindone. The current facade, however, is more recent, dating back to 1834, and it is the work of Ferdinando Caronesi. The gable is decorated with a marble bas-relief depicting Emanuele Filiberto. The squared... continue


Guide written by the community written by Cedric Mills

The ancient castle, home to several noble families, was purchased by Emanuele Filiberto di Savoia. The castle owes its present form to Madama Reale, the young Maria Cristina of Bourbon-France, wife of Vittorio Amedeo of Savoy. With a four corner towers, a large courtyard with a marble floor with ceilings that are typically Alpine, it reflects the taste of the Senate. The work lasted from 1633 to 1660 on draft of... continue


Guide written by the community written by Bridget Brackett

They say that Turin is placed at the top of a two triangles of white magic and one of black magic. Piazza Statuto, traditionally identified as a center of black magic with Fontana Angelica where the angel is said to have represented the devil. Proceeding via Alfieri was possible to see the Devil's Door with wood marquetry in rich detail. The clapper is definitely the main attraction depicting a devil with a grin... continue


Guide written by the community written by Bridget Brackett

Goals are a must surely Mole, Castle Square and the Cathedral of St. John the Holy Shroud. The evening is to be lived on the banks of the Po Murazzi For the second day can 'be interesting to explore the Turin hills along one of the wine routes serving the area, moving just outside the city to spend a day in nature and good eating.Turin hills are dotted with villages, castles and churches including the Basilica di... continue


Guide written by the community written by Bridget Brackett

For those visiting Turin and has already discovered the architectural beauties of the center as the Mole, Piazza Castello, the Holy Shroud and Egyptian Museum can 'discover the other side of town' approaching the economic history of most 'recent Turin has given rise to excellent local production and national automotive related industry and chocolate. For fans of the engines is not to lose the opportunity of a visit... continue


Guide written by the community written by Bridget Brackett

There is much to visit as the Mole, which with its 163 meters high, dominating the city and is home to the Museo Nazionale del Cinema, Castle Square, surrounded by imposing buildings with beautiful porches and square at the center of the Palazzo Madama, the Cathedral St. John the seventeenth century that includes the Chapel of the Holy Shroud, the Valentino Castle with its magnificent park, located on the banks of... continue


Guide written by the community written by Bridget Brackett

In town you can breathe a 'very aristocratic air with wide streets which are sharp beautiful neoclassical building with porch. When I visited Turin was late November and elegance of the city was marked by very special Christmas decorations. For several years the city of  "Turin Lightning Christmas Decoration" offers scenes with different themes designed by contemporary artists, art that illuminate the... continue


Guide written by the community written by Chiara Guzzetti

This will be the first time the Shroud will be seen by the public since 2002 when it underwent a restoration to remove patches and burnt pieces of cloth. It was last on display in the Jubilee Year 2000.   The Shroud itself is a linen sheet woven in a herringbone pattern and is said to have been made before Christ. Embedded in the fabric is a faint impression of an image reminiscent of a crucified man which have... continue


Guide written by the community written by Chiara Guzzetti

Here you can discover and enjoy the classic mastery of Piemontese chocolatiers - from the tradition bicerin to the pralines, to the Gianduia-flavoured gelato – in a refined and elegant ambience. ??These are values expressed in the furnishing, the stuccoes, and the typical decorations of these locales that have become meeting points where local socialites and many other celebrities visiting or living in Turin have... continue


Guide written by the community written by Chiara Guzzetti

The building was originally commissioned as a synagogue, although it has never been used for this purpose, changing ownership before completion.At over 167 metres, La Mole was the highest brick building in the world at the time of its completion and remains the tallest building in Turin.Architect Alessandro Antonelli quickly modified his original design to increase the planned height from around 66 metres to 113... continue


Guide written by the community written by Chiara Guzzetti

The museum charts the progress of Turin's motor industry, these days dominated by Fiat, but once home to many fledgling manufacturers whose names are almost lost to the mists of time.With some real beauties in the collection, the museum is a real treat for anyone with the slightest interest in cars. One of the first displays includes the first Fiat 500 as well as many other examples from the days when cars had real... continue


Guide written by the community written by Andrew adams

Look out for the kitchenware shops (there is one at the top of Piazza Vittorio Veneto), all sparkling chrome coffee machines, blenders, scales and, naturally enough in Italy, ice cream scoops.Via Po has elegantly fronted shops in the arcades that run down each side of the street, a reminder of a different age. Many of the collection of boutiques, patisseries, cafés other stores also display their wares in the... continue


Guide written by the community written by Chiara Guzzetti

Turin is moving. This slogan has been used for Winter Olympic Games 2006 but it is still worthwhile. In fact, Turin has changed his image in a few of years. You can still breathe a unforgettable atmosphere given by art and tradition: the city centre is full of monuments, museums and magnificent churches. If you like walking between shops and history’s corner, green parks and technological services, you will find the... continue


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