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The industrial, grey and polluted “car city”, as Turin was until the end of the 1990s, has nowadays left room to an elegant, vibrant and cosmopolitan metropolis that will pleasantly surprises even the most well-traveled visitor.
The classic walking tour of Turin is devised around the central Piazza Castello with a look at the magnificent church of Saint Lawrence and its dome, a masterpiece of baroque architecture (interiors can be visited during opening times). The tour provides a complete presentation of the most relevant squares and streets of the city centre with a look to the exterior of the Royal Palace and the Royal Opera House, all the way to Piazza Carignano and to the 17th century Piazza San Carlo.
Throughout two thousand years of history, Turin developed from a Roman military outpost to be the capital of the kingdom of the House of Savoy and in 1861 it became the first capital of the newly unified Italian Nation. As a result, the urban grid spread with large tree-lined boulevard, baroque facades and art-nouveau covered shopping galleries which can remind to some corner of Paris even though a unique local character is predominant.
In more recent times, Turin hosted the 2006 Winter Olympic Games, an event that changed the face of the city which has been influenced for about a century by the car factory. Investigating on the social changes that Turin had to face in the past centuries, the tour guide will introduce the contemporary Turin, a city of technology, design and an important university with students from all over the country.
An itinerary that winds through the heart of the historic city centre of Turin, alternating secondary alleys with some of the most famous squares, proceeding towards the area of the Jewish ghetto: along the way, the guide will let you discover an interesting collection of historical workshops and doorways of courtyards and palaces, most of them dating back to the 17th century, enriched by surprising symbolic masks, cherubs and animal figures.
Discover Turin from a new perspective!
Explore Porta Palazzo, the largest food market of Europe and the area of the original Roman settlement, called Quadrilatero Romano. Five food tastings – including chocolate – set in selected food stores, gourmet workshops and historical cafes, will satisfy your appetite!
Private guided tours of the Royal Palace*, the Egyptian Museum (second largest in the world!), the Cinema Museum with the elevator ride to the top of the iconic Mole Antonelliana, the Car Museum, the Modern Art Museum, the Museum of the Unification of Italy.
*Included in the ticket of the Royal Palace you can access the Chapel of the Holy Shroud.
Outside the city, private guided tour of the hunting lodges and gardens of Venaria Reale or Stupinigi.
Tour of Turin
Tour of Turin