Perched on the banks of the Po River in Italy 's Piedmont region, the charming city of Turin is famous for its glorious art galleries, cathedrals and museums. The Egyptian Museum, housed in the imposing redbrick Palazzo dell'Accademia delle Scienze, is one of the city’s cultural highlights.
Hotels near Turin’s Egyptian Museum
There is a wide variety of accommodation near the Egyptian Museum, from budget guesthouses and B&Bs to romantic boutique hotels. Several hotels are within a few blocks of the Egyptian Museum, and there is also a cluster of mid-range and upmarket properties a short walk to the south, around Piazza Carlo Felice and Porta Nuova station.
What to See at the Egyptian Museum
The Egyptian Museum is one of the most important collections of Egyptian artefacts outside of Cairo. It opened in 1824, and after several renovations it has become a mix of original rooms and airy modern spaces. Highlights of the collection include the statue of Rameses II, the world's largest papyrus collection and the tomb of Kha, which dates back to 3500 BC.
Visiting the Egyptian Museum
The Egyptian Museum is in the Centro district, just 10 minutes’ walk from Porta Nuova station. If you’re travelling by tram, the nearest stop is Bertola. The museum is open seven days a week, but is closed on Monday afternoons. All visitors get a video guide to take around the museum, but you can also book English-language guided tours for a small fee.
Hotels near Turin's Drinking & Dining Scene
After spending some time at the Egyptian Museum, head back to your Turin hotel and relax with a drink in the bar, or take the opportunity to explore some of the buzzing cafes, aperitivo bars and restaurants in the surrounding streets. Turin is closely associated with the Slow Food movement, and is crammed with good restaurants from chic, modern bistros to classic Torino eateries, all championing Piedmont's finest produce.
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