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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

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
Lingotto, Turin, Piedmont, Italy

Lingotto

4/5Very Good!(23 area reviews)

Noted for its museums and historical sites, there's plenty to explore in Lingotto. Top attractions like Lingotto Fiere and Museum of the Automobile (Museo dell'Automobile) are major draws, and you can hop on the metro at Lingotto Station or Spezia Station to see more of the city.

Lingotto
Aurora, Turin, Piedmont, Italy

Aurora

3.5/5Good!(8 area reviews)

Aurora is noteworthy for its restaurants, and you can make a stop at top attractions like Nature Reserve and Meisino dell'Isolone of Bertolla and Mercato di Porta Palazzo.

Aurora
Vittoria, Turin, Piedmont, Italy

Vittoria

4/5Very Good!(15 area reviews)

You might enjoy the restaurants while in Vittoria. Centro Commerciale Parco Dora is a notable sight, and you can get around town at Torino Madonna di Campagna Station or Turin Dora Station to see more of the city.

Vittoria
Crocetta, Turin, Piedmont, Italy

Crocetta

4.5/5Wonderful!(17 area reviews)

The spas and bars are a few things visitors like about Crocetta. Check out Galleria Civica d'Arte Moderna e Contemporanea (GAM) while you're visiting, and jump aboard the metro at Re Umberto Station or Vinzaglio Station to get around town.

Crocetta
Cit Turin, Turin, Piedmont, Italy

Cit Turin

You might enjoy the restaurants while in Cit Turin. Casa Fenoglio-Lafleur is a notable sight, and you can get around town at Principi D'Acaja Station or Racconigi Station to see more of the city.

Cit Turin

Top hotels in Turin

DoubleTree by Hilton Turin Lingotto
DoubleTree by Hilton Turin Lingotto
4 out of 5
Via Giacomo Mattè Trucco 1, Turin, TO
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is £77 per night from 25 Oct to 26 Oct

Located in Lingotto, this hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Lingotto Fiere and Torino Palavela. Pala Alpitour and Stadio Olimpico Grande Torino are also within ...

4.6/5Wonderful! (688 reviews)

"Fabulous hotel ! Top notch all the way. Extremely good staff. Terrific food . Vincenzo and his colleagues in the restaurant do an amazing job of providing a 5 star experience while still making you feel like you are at home. Fantastico ! Even more impressive is that these things are provided at a ..."…"

Reviewed on 6 Feb 2020

DoubleTree by Hilton Turin Lingotto
Hotel Victoria & Iside Spa
Hotel Victoria & Iside Spa
4 out of 5
Via Nino Costa, 4, Turin, Torino
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is £115 per night from 25 Oct to 26 Oct

Located in Historic Centre, this spa hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Torino Incontra and Piazza San Carlo. Turin Royal Palace (Palazzo Reale) and Piazza ...

4.6/5Wonderful! (100 reviews)

"good location for strolling in the historical center. Nice hotel, clean rooms. Garage for paid parking is extremely narrow for SUV, and the exit door did not open due to a confusing instruction."…"

Reviewed on 6 Jul 2020

Hotel Victoria & Iside Spa
Hotel Turin Palace
Hotel Turin Palace
4 out of 5
Via Sacchi 8, Turin, TO
The price is £145 per night from 25 Oct to 26 Oct

Located in Historic Centre, this spa hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Via Roma and Piazza San Carlo. Piazza Castello and Polytechnic University of Turin are ...

4.9/5Exceptional! (841 reviews)
Good experience!

"Very good location with all the sights walking distance. Train station just in front. Parking available in the hotel. Friendly staff and big rooms."…"

Reviewed on 29 Jun 2020

Hotel Turin Palace
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.

Top Holiday Rentals in Turin

DUPARC Contemporary Suites
DUPARC Contemporary Suites
4 out of 5
C.so Massimo D'Azeglio 21, Turin, TO
The price is £94 per night from 25 Oct to 26 Oct

Located in Historic Centre, this spa residence is within 2 mi (3 km) of Teatro Nuovo, Polytechnic University of Turin, and Piazza San Carlo. Mole Antonelliana ...

4.6/5Exceptional! (428 reviews)

"The room was amazing. It was tidy and clean, the staff very polite and professional."…"

Reviewed on 19 Jun 2020

DUPARC Contemporary Suites
Residenza Il Nespolo
Residenza Il Nespolo
Via Accademia Albertina, 29, Turin
The price is £43 per night from 1 Nov to 2 Nov

Located in Historic Centre, this apartment building is within a 15-minute walk of Torino Incontra, Piazza San Carlo and Mole Antonelliana. Turin Royal Palace ...

4.6/5Exceptional! (57 reviews)
Great host, beautiful place

"Host really friendly, the olace is really clean, quite, and well situated. Next time we go back to torino we are going back here."…"

Reviewed on 16 Nov 2019

Residenza Il Nespolo
Apart Hotel Torino
Apart Hotel Torino
Via Sant'Anselmo 18, Turin, TO
The price is £56 per night from 25 Oct to 26 Oct

Located in Historic Centre, this apartment building is within a 15-minute walk of Via Roma and Piazza San Carlo. Turin Royal Palace (Palazzo Reale) and Piazza ...

4.5/5Wonderful! (421 reviews)

"The studio apartment was absolutely suitable for myself and my 13 year old. Very clean, stylish and compact. The staff set up the sofa bed and we had a 2 tv's, a very lovely balcony and excellent bathroom. My only disappointment was the lack of kitchen. We had a kettle, cups and glasses, but only ..."…"

Reviewed on 19 Feb 2020

Apart Hotel Torino
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.

Popular places to visit in Turin

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.

Turin Cathedral
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Turin Cathedral

4.5/5(34 reviews)

The major Roman Catholic church of Turin is the current resting place of the Shroud of Turin, what many believe to be the burial cloth for Jesus.

Top things to do in Turin

Turin & Piedmont Card
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Turin & Piedmont Card

£25
Per adult
82% of travellers recommend
Highlights of Turin Walking Tour
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Highlights of Turin Walking Tour

£45
Per adult
78% of travellers recommend
Turin Royal Palace small group tour with Holy Shroud Chapel
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Turin Royal Palace small group tour with Holy Shroud Chapel

£50
Per adult
80% of travellers recommend
Turin: 3-Hour Downtown and Egyptian Museum Tour
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Turin: 3-Hour Downtown and Egyptian Museum Tour

£52
Per adult
100% of travellers recommend
Dining experience at a local's home in Turin
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Dining experience at a local's home in Turin

£77
Per adult
100% of travellers recommend
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

Reviews of Turin

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4/5 - Good

Verified traveller

8 Jan 2020

Avoid festivities time, people like ants,they're everywhere and bump into you with no apologies, Grrrrrr!!!!

4/5 - Good

Verified traveller

11 Dec 2019

Brilliant for shopping and eating! Beautiful architecture and the city centre is walkable.

4/5 - Good

Verified traveller

10 Dec 2019

Friendly interesting place mix of beautiful buildings and ugly graffiti in places. Taxis were good. All metered and reasonably priced n accessible. Unusual museums. Loved Nat Auto Museum

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveller

26 Nov 2019

We loved visiting the Mole Antonelliana. Really interesting cinema museum and the panoramic lift and terrace with views over Turin is a must!

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveller

14 Nov 2019

Beautiful city and nice people.

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveller

14 Nov 2019

Didn’t expect the beauty of this city and the cleanliness. Nice people. Very good experience. To do again.

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