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Get a bird’s-eye view of Turin and stock up on quirky souvenirs in one of Europe’s largest flea markets in this historic part of the city.

The district of Aurora sometimes tends to get missed by visitors to Turin, who are lured first and foremost to the prominent sites such as the Royal Palace, the chapel of which houses the famous Shroud of Turin. Don’t overlook this charming and very authentic area, however. It is a wonderful place to see the residents of Turin going about their daily lives while you make your way between the area’s attractions.

Start your explorations in the picturesque Piazza della Repubblica, known locally as Porta Palazzo. Notice the elegant buildings which surround the square, relics of the time this area was one of Turin’s wealthiest. Stop by the market held here to pick up some souvenirs.

If you can’t find what you are looking for here, you are sure to find it at The Gran Balon, a sprawling outdoor flea market often said to be the largest in all of Europe. Be prepared to spend time really searching; there’s plenty of junk to sort through before you get to the treasure. But that’s all part of the fun.

To get a fresh perspective on the city, make your way to Piazza Borgo Dora. This is where you will find the Turin Eye, a hot-air balloon that regularly heads up into the air to a height of around 492 feet (150 meters). Bring your camera up with you to capture beautiful pictures of Turin spread out beneath you.

The Caserma Cavalli is a creative hub housed in a historic building once owned by the military. Some of the work on the building’s renovations was carried out by iconic Italian architect Renzo Piano. See if you can spot the elements that reflect his style. Although this is a space primarily for creative students, regular events are held here, so check what is on before you visit.

Aurora is well served by public transportation but you can also walk here from many parts of the city. Reach it in around half an hour’s walk from Turin’s main train station.


Popular places to visit in Aurora

Mercato di Porta Palazzo
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Mercato di Porta Palazzo

4/5(1 review)

During your visit to Turin, you can browse for the perfect souvenirs at Mercato di Porta Palazzo. Take in the fascinating museums while you're in the area.

Allianz Stadium
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Allianz Stadium

4.5/5(16 reviews)

Catch an event at Allianz Stadium during your trip to Turin.Discover the fascinating museums and shops in this walkable area.

Egyptian Museum Torino
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Egyptian Museum Torino

4.5/5(33 reviews)

Explore the history of the pharaohs of ancient Egypt in the only exclusively Egyptian museum outside of Cairo.

Mole Antonelliana
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Mole Antonelliana

4.5/5(30 reviews)

One of the tallest buildings of its time, this historic landmark still towers over central Turin, providing visitors with panoramic views of the city.

Stadio Olimpico Grande Torino
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Stadio Olimpico Grande Torino

4/5(13 reviews)

Cheer on the local team with hordes of passionate fans at a soccer stadium that has decades of history, a museum dedicated to sport and informative tours of the arena. 

Piazza Castello
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Piazza Castello

4.5/5(34 reviews)

You can learn more about the history of Turin during your trip to a top site such as Piazza Castello. While you're in the area, find time to visit its shops.

Top things to do in Aurora

Lavazza Museum Private Tour - Skip-the-Line
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Lavazza Museum Private Tour - Skip-the-Line

£177
Per adult
Lavazza Museum Group Tour - Skip-the-Line
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Lavazza Museum Group Tour - Skip-the-Line

£17
Per adult
Highlights of Turin Walking Tour
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Highlights of Turin Walking Tour

£45
Per adult
78% of travellers recommend
City Museum of Ancient Art in Palazzo Madama with Skip-the-Line Admission
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City Museum of Ancient Art in Palazzo Madama with Skip-the-Line Admission

£15
Per adult
Highlights of Turin Small-Group Walking Tour
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Highlights of Turin Small-Group Walking Tour

£19
Per adult
SnowTransfer Transfer from Turin to Cervinia, Aosta, Ski Resorts
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SnowTransfer Transfer from Turin to Cervinia, Aosta, Ski Resorts

£150
Per adult

Top hotels in Aurora

Hotel Miramonti
Hotel Miramonti
3 out of 5
Piazza Derna 238, Turin, TO
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is £45 per night from 27 Oct to 28 Oct

Located in Aurora, this residence is within 3 mi (5 km) of Turin Eye, Royal Gardens (Giardini Reali) and Turin Royal Theatre. Allianz Stadium and Palace of Venaria ...

3.8/5Good! (661 reviews)

"Special thanks to all hotel employees were very friendly. and thanks Expedia for the odertas."…"

Reviewed on 14 Nov 2019

Hotel Miramonti
Centro Città
Centro Città
Corso Brescia, 28, Turin

Located in Aurora, this apartment building is within a 15-minute walk of Turin Eye and Turin Cathedral. Piazza Castello and Mole Antonelliana are also within ...

5/5Exceptional! (2 reviews)
暮らすように旅する快適な住居

"街の中心から 徒歩15日分で6階建てのコンドミニアム最上階で眺めもよく、オーナー夫婦も優しい感じがよく英語は上手くないが気持ちが通じる。 この広さと清潔感でこの安さは考えられないお得感である。 オーナーは5階に降りタクシーの手配なども気持ち良くこたえてくれ、NHKグロバルTVも見れ炊事洗濯も可能である。家の前には美味しいパン屋があり便利。 欧州の長期滞在が多いので早めに予約したほうが良い。"…"

Reviewed on 9 Oct 2017

Centro Città
Loft Regio Parco
Loft Regio Parco
Via Modena 31, Borgo Dora, Turin, TO
The price is £45 per night from 1 Nov to 2 Nov

Located in Aurora, this apartment building is within a 15-minute walk of Royal Gardens (Giardini Reali), Turin Cathedral and Turin Eye. Turin Royal Palace (Palazzo ...

3.6/5Good! (64 reviews)
Not what it advertises

"We left after the first night as it was terrible. If you decide to try it its a bring your own toilet paper type of establishment. And the small windows have bars and padlocks on, rather unsafe if one has need for emergency exit!"…"

Reviewed on 3 Oct 2016

Loft Regio Parco
Combo Torino
Combo Torino
Corso Regina Margherita, 128, Turin
The price is £59 per night from 27 Oct to 28 Oct

Located in Aurora, this hostel is within a 5-minute walk of Palatine Towers and Turin Cathedral. Turin Royal Palace (Palazzo Reale) and Piazza Castello are also ...

4.8/5Exceptional! (6 reviews)
lea and functional

"It was simple and functional"…"

Reviewed on 24 Sep 2020

Combo Torino
Hotel Giulio Cesare
Hotel Giulio Cesare
3 out of 5
Largo Giulio Cesare 100, Turin, TO
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is £45 per night from 27 Oct to 28 Oct

Located in Aurora, this hotel is within 2 miles (3 km) of Turin Eye, Turin Cathedral and Turin Royal Palace (Palazzo Reale). Piazza Castello and Mole Antonelliana ...

4.2/5Very Good! (16 reviews)
Fantastic!

"Great hotel, amazing service."…"

Reviewed on 25 Oct 2019

Hotel Giulio Cesare
Cara's Home Apartment Offers a Peacefull Stay Only 1km From the City Center
Cara's Home Apartment Offers a Peacefull Stay Only 1km From the City Center
50 Corso Palermo, 1, Turin, Piedmont

Located in Aurora, this romantic apartment building is within 1 mile (2 km) of Turin Eye, Turin Cathedral and Turin Royal Palace (Palazzo Reale). Mole Antonelliana ...

Cara's Home Apartment Offers a Peacefull Stay Only 1km From the City Center
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

Other areas in Turin

Vanchiglietta, Turin, Piedmont, Italy

Vanchiglietta

5/5Exceptional!(2 area reviews)

When in Vanchiglietta, you can plan a visit to Mole Antonelliana and Turin Royal Palace (Palazzo Reale), some noteworthy sights in the nearby area.

Vanchiglietta
Vanchiglia, Turin, Piedmont, Italy

Vanchiglia

While there might not be top attractions in Vanchiglia, you can explore the larger area and discover places like Mole Antonelliana and Turin Royal Palace (Palazzo Reale).

Vanchiglia
Borgo Dora, Turin, Piedmont, Italy

Borgo Dora

Monuments and historical sites are just a few things travellers like about Borgo Dora. A stop by Turin Eye is also recommended if you've got time to explore the area.

Borgo Dora
Roman Quarter, Turin, Piedmont, Italy

Roman Quarter

5/5Exceptional!(8 area reviews)

Historical sites, museums and shopping highlight some of the noteworthy features of Roman Quarter. Make a stop by Via Roma or Via Garibaldi while you're exploring the neighbourhood.

Roman Quarter
Madonna del Pilone, Turin, Piedmont, Italy
Photo by Zhang Yuan (CC BY)

Madonna del Pilone

While Madonna del Pilone may not have many sights to explore, venturing just a little farther will lead you to top things to see and do like Basilica of Superga and Nature Reserve and Meisino dell'Isolone of Bertolla.

Madonna del Pilone
Piazza San Carlo featuring a city, street scenes and a church or cathedral

Historic Centre

4.5/5Wonderful!(98 area reviews)

Consider exploring the interesting museums in Historic Centre. If sightseeing is on the list, Piazza San Carlo is a top attraction. Hop on the metro at Porta Nuova Station or Re Umberto Station to see more of the area.

Historic Centre

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