Turin

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This baroque city brimming with grand piazzas and historic 19th-century arcades is famous as the home of the Holy Shroud, Italian motoring giant, Fiat, and the great Juventus football club.

Perched next to the Po River and under the gaze of the snow-capped Italian Alps, Turin, the capital of Italy's Piedmont region is crammed with baroque architecture, world-class museums and industrial history. Wander through its charming cobbled squares lined with 19th-century arcades, or visit the numerous bars and historic coffee shops, where you can sample bicerin, the local speciality of hot chocolate, coffee and cream.

Get your bearings on this sprawling city from the 167-metre-high dome of Mole Antonelliana, once the tallest brick building in Europe and now home to the National Cinema Museum. Or visit the fascinating Egyptian Museum, which houses the largest collection of Egyptian artefacts outside of Cairo.

Boasting a long industrial history, Turin is Italy's third largest economic centre after Rome and Milan. It was Italy's original capital city, and is still the seat of the House of Savoy, the royal family. Tour the Royal Palace and Galleria Sabauda, the family's extensive art collection, before nipping next door to the 15th-century Turin Cathedral and the hidden Chapel of the Holy Shroud, where Christ's alleged burial cloth is kept under lock and key.

Turin has a reliable tram, rail, bus and subway network, but it’s also an easy city to explore on foot. Take a stroll down Via Roma, the city's main artery, which is lined with designer boutiques and upmarket cafes, bars and restaurants. Continue south to Lingotto, the urban district surrounding the old Fiat factory, and visit the National Car Museum. Or head north of Centro to Aurora, where the Turin Eye – an anchored hot air balloon – takes visitors 150 metres above the city.

After a day exploring the city, relax with an aperitivo, the Turinese tradition of cocktail hour, where local bars offer a complimentary buffet of antipasti. After dark find a rustic trattoria off Piazza Castello or San Carlo, and dine on fabulous Piedmont cuisine. It’s the perfect way to end a day in this northern Italian gem.

Where to stay in Turin

NH Torino Lingotto Congress
NH Torino Lingotto Congress
4 out of 5
Via Nizza, 262, Turin, TO
The price is £58 per night from 23 Dec to 23 Dec
Located in Millefonti, this romantic hotel is within 1 mile (2 km) of Lingotto Fiere and Molinette Hospital. Pala Alpitour and Stadio Olimpico Grande Torino ...
4.5/5 Wonderful! (863 reviews)
"convenient and friendly"

Reviewed on 8 Dec 2021

NH Torino Lingotto Congress
DoubleTree by Hilton Turin Lingotto
DoubleTree by Hilton Turin Lingotto
4 out of 5
Via Nizza 230, Turin
The price is £66 per night from 22 Dec to 22 Dec
Located in Millefonti, this hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Oval Lingotto and Molinette Hospital. Pala Alpitour and Stadio Olimpico Grande Torino are also within ...
4.6/5 Wonderful! (749 reviews)
"All good, nice restaurant."

Reviewed on 29 Nov 2021

DoubleTree by Hilton Turin Lingotto
Hotel Diplomatic
Hotel Diplomatic
4 out of 5
Via Cernaia 42, Turin, TO
The price is £78 per night from 18 Dec to 18 Dec
Located in Historic Centre, this hotel is within 1 mile (2 km) of Pietro Micca Museum, Piazza San Carlo and Turin Cathedral. Piazza Castello and Via Roma are ...
3.9/5 Very Good! (852 reviews)
"A very nice hotel very well located. Breakfast in underground ( no windows) and is a self serve style. Because of Covid, it would be better to move it upstairs ( there is room fir it) so as to have more air and ventilation"

Reviewed on 7 Aug 2021

Hotel Diplomatic
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.
Hotel Miramonti
Hotel Miramonti
3 out of 5
Piazza Derna 238, Turin, TO
The price is £46 per night from 17 Dec to 17 Dec
Located in Rebaudengo, this residence is within 3 mi (5 km) of Turin Eye, Royal Gardens (Giardini Reali) and Turin Royal Theatre. Allianz Stadium and Palace ...
3.8/5 Good! (673 reviews)
"Special thanks to all hotel employees were very friendly. and thanks Expedia for the odertas."

Reviewed on 14 Nov 2019

Hotel Miramonti
Villa Ardesia
Villa Ardesia
Via Luigi Galvani, Turin
Located in San Donato, this villa is within 2 miles (3 km) of Casa Fenoglio-Lafleur, Mercato di Porta Palazzo and Turin Cathedral. Piazza Castello and Piazza ...
Villa Ardesia
Apartment in a quiet village near the center
Apartment in a quiet village near the center
12 Via Valfenera, Turin, Piedmont
Located in Borgo Vittoria, this apartment building is within 2 miles (3 km) of Museo Ettore Fico, Mercato di Porta Palazzo and Turin Cathedral. Allianz Stadium ...
5/5 Exceptional! (1 review)
soggiorno in Borgata Vittoria
"Sono stato ospite di varie strutture a Torino , sempre in zone centrali : Questa volta ero incuriosito dalle generose dimensioni del bilocale e anche la curiosità di conoscere meglio la zona . Pulito gradevole e ben arredato , manca solo televisore e lavatrice , per il resto c'è tutto . A 20 minuti ..."

Reviewed on 18 Sep 2021

Apartment in a quiet village near the 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.

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