Turin is an elegant north Italian city with glorious baroque architecture, masses of cultural attractions and delicious Piedmont cuisine. There is a fantastic range of four-star hotels in Turin, offering luxurious, central bases which to explore this historic regional capital.
Stylish Hotels near Turin's Cultural Heart
There is an extensive selection of four-star accommodation in Turin's historic city centre. Stay in plush hotels in former 19th-century palazzos or a design-led boutique hotel in the heart of the city centre. You’ll also find some four-star Turin hotels further south, around the Lingotto and Spezia metro stops. These are a good option if you’re attending an event at the Lingotto Fiere exhibition centre.
Historic and Cultural Attractions in Central Turin
Turin’s cultural offering is superb, with a wide range of museums, art galleries covering everything from art to automobiles. The city is also home to some of the oldest learning institutions in Europe. One of its main attractions is the 15th-century Turin Cathedral, home of the legendary Turin Shroud, said to be Christ's burial cloth. While this famous relic rarely makes a public appearance, you can visit the Museum of the Holy Shroud to learn more about it and see a replica.
Where to go Shopping in Turin
Head to Via Roma, Turin’s main drag, for Italy's best-known designer brands, including Prada, Moschino and Gucci. Or try Via Garibaldi, a bustling pedestrian street lined with independent shops, casual bars and pavement cafes. Refuel in one of the city's charming 19th century coffee shops with local speciality, bicerin - a thick, decadent mix of coffee, cream and hot chocolate.
Turin's Aperitivo Scene
After a day of sightseeing, head back to your four-star Turin hotel for a drink in the bar, or explore the local area's aperitivo scene. Turin takes the traditional cocktail hour very seriously, and most bars offer an extensive (and complimentary) buffet of antipasti for the price of a drink. There’s a particularly good bar scene in the buzzy Quadrilatero Romano, the ancient Roman quarter, which starts at Porta Palazzo and runs down to Via Milano.